"I think she sees her son just doing something. She doesn't even listen to whatever any critic says or anything. She just sees her son out there having the time of his life, so she supports it." Hip-hop star Tyler The Creator insists his mum is supportive of his music career, even though his lyrics are considered controversial.
The '12 Years A Slave' director will receive the accolade at the London Film Festival in October.
Critics from all over the world were asked to name the best movie of the past 16 years.