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Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(born April 6, 1942) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. Levinson's best-known works are comedy-drama and drama films such as Diner (1982); The Natural (1984); Good Morning, Vietnam (1987); Bugsy
Bugsy
(1991); and Wag the Dog
Wag the Dog
(1997). He won the Academy Award for Best Director
Academy Award for Best Director
for Rain Man
Rain Man
(1988) which also won the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Picture.[1][2][3]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Filmography 4 Television credits 5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Violet "Vi" (née Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in the furniture and appliance business. His family was of Russian Jewish descent.[4][5][6] Career[edit] Levinson's first writing work was for variety shows such as The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine, The Lohman and Barkley Show, The Tim Conway Show, and The Carol Burnett Show. After some success as a screenwriter – notably the Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
comedies Silent Movie
Silent Movie
(1976) and High Anxiety (1977) (in which he played a bellboy) and the Oscar-nominated script (co-written by then-wife Valerie Curtin) ...And Justice for All (1979) – Levinson began his career as a director with Diner (1982), for which he had also written the script and which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Diner was the first of four films set in the Baltimore
Baltimore
of Levinson's youth. The other three were Tin Men
Tin Men
(1987), a story of aluminum-siding salesmen in the 1960s starring Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
and Danny DeVito; the immigrant family saga Avalon (1990) featuring Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
in one of his earliest screen appearances, and Liberty Heights
Liberty Heights
(1999). His biggest hit, both critically and financially, was Rain Man
Rain Man
(1988), a sibling drama starring Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
and Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(Levinson appeared in a cameo as a doctor). The film won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. It also won the Golden Bear at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival.[7] Another of his notable films is the popular period baseball drama The Natural (1984), starring Robert Redford. Redford would later direct Quiz Show (1994) and cast Levinson as television personality Dave Garroway. Levinson also directed the classic war comedy Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), starring Robin Williams, with whom he later collaborated on the fantasy Toys (1992) and the political comedy Man of the Year (2006). Levinson also directed the critically acclaimed historical crime drama Bugsy
Bugsy
(1991), which starred Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
and was nominated for ten Academy Awards. He directed Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
again in Wag the Dog
Wag the Dog
(1997), a political comedy co-starring Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
about a war staged in a film studio (Levinson had been an uncredited co-writer on Hoffman's 1982 hit comedy Tootsie). The film won the Silver Bear – Special
Special
Jury Prize at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.[8] Levinson partnered with producer Mark Johnson to form the film production company Baltimore
Baltimore
Pictures. The two parted ways in 1994. Levinson has been a producer or executive producer for such major productions as The Perfect Storm (2000), directed by Wolfgang Petersen; Analyze That
Analyze That
(2002), starring De Niro as a neurotic mob boss and Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
as his therapist, and Possession (2002), based on the best-selling novel by A. S. Byatt. He has a television production company with Tom Fontana (The Levinson/Fontana Company) and served as executive producer for a number of series, including Homicide: Life on the Street (which ran on NBC
NBC
from 1993 to 1999) and the HBO prison drama Oz. Levinson also played an uncredited main role as a judge in the short-lived TV series The Jury. Levinson published his first novel, Sixty-Six (ISBN 0-7679-1533-X), in 2003. Like several of his films, it is semi-autobiographical and set in Baltimore
Baltimore
in the 1960s. He directed two webisodes of the American Express
American Express
ads "The Adventures of Seinfeld and Superman". In 2004, Levinson was the recipient of the Austin Film Festival's Distinguished Screenwriter
Screenwriter
Award. Levinson directed a documentary PoliWood
PoliWood
about the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. The documentary, produced by Tim Daly, Robin Bronk and Robert E. Baruc, had its premiere at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. Levinson is developing a film based on Whitey Bulger, the Boston crime boss.[9] The film Black Mass (script by Jim Sheridan, Jez Butterworth, and Russell Gewirtz) is based on the book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill, and is said to be the "true story of Billy Bulger, Whitey Bulger, FBI agent John Connelly and the FBI's witness protection program that was created by J. Edgar Hoover."[10] Levinson finished production on The Humbling (2014), starring Al Pacino. Levinson also directed Rock the Kasbah (2015), written by Mitch Glazer.[11] The film starred Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Leem Lubany, Scott Caan, Danny McBride, Kelly Lynch, Arian Moayed, Taylor Kinney, and Beejan Land. In 2010 Levinson received the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement, which is the lifetime achievement award from the Writers Guild of America. Filmography[edit]

Title Year Credited as Notes

Director Writer Producer Other

Street Girls 1975

Yes

With Michael Miller

Silent Movie 1976

Yes

Actor With Mel Brooks, Ron Clark and Rudy De Luca Role: Executive

High Anxiety 1977

Yes

Actor With Mel Brooks, Ron Clark and Rudy De Luca Role: Bellboy

...And Justice for All 1979

Yes

With Valerie Curtin 1 Oscar nomination

Inside Moves 1980

Yes

With Valerie Curtin

History of the World, Part I 1981

Actor Role: Column Salesman

Tootsie 1982

Yes

Uncredited With Larry Gelbart, Murray Schisgal, and Elaine May

Best Friends

Yes

With Valerie Curtin

Diner Yes Yes Executive

1 Oscar nomination

Unfaithfully Yours 1984

Yes

With Valerie Curtin and Robert Klane

The Natural Yes

4 Oscar nominations

Young Sherlock Holmes 1985 Yes

1 Oscar nomination

Armed Response 1986

Composer Additional music only

Tin Men 1987 Yes Yes

Good Morning, Vietnam Yes

1 Oscar nomination

Rain Man 1988 Yes

Actor 8 Oscar nominations, 4 wins Role: Doctor (uncredited)

Avalon 1990 Yes Yes Yes

4 Oscar nominations

Bugsy 1991 Yes

Yes

10 Oscar nominations, 2 wins

Kafka

Executive

Toys 1992 Yes Yes Yes

Wilder Napalm 1993

Executive

Jimmy Hollywood 1994 Yes Yes

Actor Role: Director of Life Story

Disclosure Yes

Yes

Quiz Show

Actor Role: Dave Garroway

A Little Princess 1995

Executive

Sleepers 1996 Yes Yes Yes

1 Oscar nomination

Wag the Dog 1997 Yes

Yes

2 Oscar nominations

Donnie Brasco

Executive

The Second Civil War

Executive

Television film

Sphere 1998 Yes

Yes

Home Fries

Yes

Liberty Heights 1999 Yes Yes Yes

Original Diner Guys Yes

Himself Documentary

An Everlasting Piece 2000 Yes

Yes

The Perfect Storm

Executive

Homicide: The Movie

Executive

Television film

Bandits 2001 Yes

Yes

Shot in the Heart

Executive

Television film

Possession 2002

Yes

Analyze That

Executive

Deliver Us from Eva 2003

Executive

The Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman Yes

Advertisement campaign promoting American Express

Envy 2004 Yes

Yes

Strip Search

Executive

Television film

Man of the Year 2006 Yes Yes

Bee Movie 2007

Actor Role: Martin Benson (voice)

What Just Happened 2008 Yes

Yes

PoliWood 2009 Yes

Documentary

The Band That Wouldn't Die Yes

Creator Documentary

You Don't Know Jack 2010 Yes

Executive

Television film

The Bay 2012 Yes Story Yes

Phil Spector 2013

Executive

Television film

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

Actor Television film Role: Justice Potter Stewart

The Humbling 2014 Yes

Yes

Rock the Kasbah 2015 Yes

The Wizard of Lies 2017 Yes

Executive

Television film

Paterno 2018 Yes

Executive

Television film

Television credits[edit]

Title Year Credited as Notes

Director Writer Producer Other

The Tim Conway
Tim Conway
Show 1970

Yes

The Tim Conway
Tim Conway
Comedy Hour

Yes

1 episode

The Marty Feldman
Marty Feldman
Comedy Machine 1971–72

Yes

Actor Role: Various

The Carol Burnett Show 1973–76

Yes

72 episodes

Hot l Baltimore 1975

Yes

Episode: "Millie's Beau"

The Rich Little
Rich Little
Show 1976

Yes

Episode: "#1.1"

Peeping Times 1978 Yes Yes

Comedy special

The Investigators 1984 Yes Yes Executive

American Playhouse 1985

Yes

Episode: "Displaced Person"

Harry 1987

Yes Yes

7 episodes

The Earth Day Special 1990

Yes

Segment: " Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
- Robin Williams"

The Larry Sanders Show 1993

Actor Episode: "Larry's Agent" Role: Himself

Homicide: Life on the Streets 1993–99 Yes Story Executive Developer Actor 122 episodes Role: Himself

Oz 1997–2003

Executive

56 episodes

The Hoop Life 1999–2000

Yes

12 episodes

The Beat 2000 Yes

Executive

6 episodes

Falcone

Executive

9 episodes

The Jury 2004 Yes Story Executive Creator Actor Role: Judge Horatio Hawthorne

The Bedford Diaries 2006

Executive

4 episodes

The Philanthropist 2009

Executive

8 episodes

Borgia 2011–14

Executive

38 episodes

Copper 2012–13

Executive

12 episodes

Shades of Blue 2016 Yes

Executive

12 episodes

Killing Fields

Executive

4 episodes

References[edit]

^ Erickson, Hal. "Barry Levinson". Rovi
Rovi
/ All Movie Guide
All Movie Guide
via The New York Times. Retrieved May 30, 2013.  ^ Canby, Vincent (1988-12-16). "New York Times". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2017-02-16.  ^ Barnes, Brooks (December 14, 2009). "Al Pacino, Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
and Buck Henry
Buck Henry
Team Up on a Roth Tale". New York Times.  ^ "Filmreference.com". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2017-02-16.  ^ "Pqasb.pqarchiver.com". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 2001-11-20. Retrieved 2017-02-16.  ^ "Pqasb.pqarchiver.com". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 1990-10-21. Retrieved 2017-02-16.  ^ "Berlinale: 1989 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-03-13.  ^ "Berlinale: 1998 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-23.  ^ Rottenberg, Josh (February 22, 2013). "Hollywood Insider: What's Going on Behind the Scenes: Boston's Bulger is Now Hollywood's It Gangster". Entertainment Weekly. New York: Time Inc.: 27.  ^ Cappadona, Bryanna (June 20, 2013). "Who Should Play Whitey Bulger in Black Mass?". Boston. Retrieved September 1, 2013.  ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (3 September 2013). "QED Sets Bill Murray
Bill Murray
For Barry Levinson-Directed 'Rock The Kasbah'". deadline.com. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official website Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
on IMDb Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
at AllMovie Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
on Charlie Rose (March 24, 1994)

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Films directed by Barry Levinson

Diner (1982) The Natural (1984) Young Sherlock Holmes
Young Sherlock Holmes
(1985) Tin Men
Tin Men
(1987) Good Morning, Vietnam
Good Morning, Vietnam
(1987) Rain Man
Rain Man
(1988) Avalon (1990) Bugsy
Bugsy
(1991) Toys (1992) Jimmy Hollywood
Jimmy Hollywood
(1994) Disclosure (1994) Sleepers
Sleepers
(1996) Wag the Dog
Wag the Dog
(1997) Sphere (1998) Liberty Heights
Liberty Heights
(1999) An Everlasting Piece
An Everlasting Piece
(2000) Bandits (2001) Envy (2004) Man of the Year (2006) What Just Happened
What Just Happened
(2008) You Don't Know Jack (2010) The Bay (2012) The Humbling (2014) Rock the Kasbah (2015) The Wizard of Lies
The Wizard of Lies
(2017) Paterno (2018)

Awards for Barry Levinson

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Director

1927–1950

Frank Borzage
Frank Borzage
(1927) Lewis Milestone
Lewis Milestone
(1928) Frank Lloyd
Frank Lloyd
(1929) Lewis Milestone
Lewis Milestone
(1930) Norman Taurog
Norman Taurog
(1931) Frank Borzage
Frank Borzage
(1932) Frank Lloyd
Frank Lloyd
(1933) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1934) John Ford
John Ford
(1935) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1936) Leo McCarey (1937) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1938) Victor Fleming
Victor Fleming
(1939) John Ford
John Ford
(1940) John Ford
John Ford
(1941) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1942) Michael Curtiz
Michael Curtiz
(1943) Leo McCarey (1944) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1945) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1946) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1947) John Huston
John Huston
(1948) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1949) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950)

1951–1975

George Stevens
George Stevens
(1951) John Ford
John Ford
(1952) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1953) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1954) Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
(1955) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1956) David Lean
David Lean
(1957) Vincente Minnelli
Vincente Minnelli
(1958) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1959) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960) Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins
and Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1961) David Lean
David Lean
(1962) Tony Richardson
Tony Richardson
(1963) George Cukor
George Cukor
(1964) Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1965) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1966) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1967) Carol Reed
Carol Reed
(1968) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1969) Franklin J. Schaffner
Franklin J. Schaffner
(1970) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1971) Bob Fosse
Bob Fosse
(1972) George Roy Hill (1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1974) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1975)

1976–2000

John G. Avildsen
John G. Avildsen
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1987) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1988) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
(1994) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000)

2001–present

Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(2001) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film

1948–1975

Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1948) Robert Rossen
Robert Rossen
(1949) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1951) John Ford
John Ford
(1952) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1953) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1954) Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
(1955) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1956) David Lean
David Lean
(1957) Vincente Minnelli
Vincente Minnelli
(1958) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1959) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960) Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins
and Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1961) David Lean
David Lean
(1962) Tony Richardson
Tony Richardson
(1963) George Cukor
George Cukor
(1964) Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1965) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1966) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1967) Anthony Harvey (1968) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1969) Franklin J. Schaffner
Franklin J. Schaffner
(1970) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1972) George Roy Hill (1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1974) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1975)

1976–2000

John G. Avildsen
John G. Avildsen
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1987) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1988) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
(1994) Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000)

2001–present

Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(2001) Rob Marshall
Rob Marshall
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series (1970–79)

1970–1973

Gary Belkin, Peter Bellwood, Thomas Meehan, Herb Sargent and Judith Viorst (1970) Herbert Baker, Hal Goodman, Larry Klein, Bob Schiller, Norman Steinberg, Bob Weiskopf and Flip Wilson
Flip Wilson
/ Bob Ellison and Marty Farrell (1971) Art Baer, Roger Beatty, Stan Burns, Stan Hart, Don Hinkley, Ben Joelson, Woody Kling, Mike Marmer, Arnie Rosen and Larry Siegel
Larry Siegel
/ Anne Howard Bailey (1972) Bill Angelos, Roger Beatty, Stan Hart, Robert Hilliard, Woody Kling, Arnie Kogen, Buz Kohan, Gail Parent, Tom Patchett, Larry Siegel
Larry Siegel
and Jay Tarses / Joseph Bologna
Joseph Bologna
and Renee Taylor (1973)

1974–1978

Specials

Rosalyn Drexler, Ann Elder, Karyl Geld Miller, Robert Illes, Lorne Michaels, Richard Pryor, Jim Rusk, Herb Sargent, James R. Stein, Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner, Rod Warren and George Yanok (1974) John Bradford, Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
and Bob Wells (1975) Ann Elder, Christopher Guest, Lorne Michaels, Earl Pomerantz, Jim Rusk, Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner, Rod Warren and George Yanok (1976) Buz Kohan and Ted Strauss (1977) Chevy Chase, Tom Davis, Al Franken, Charles Grodin, Lorne Michaels, Paul Simon, Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
and Alan Zweibel
Alan Zweibel
(1978)

Series

Roger Beatty, Gary Belkin, Dick Clair, Rudy De Luca, Arnie Kogen, Barry Harman, Barry Levinson, Jenna McMahon, Gene Perret, Bill Richmond and Ed Simmons (1974) Roger Beatty, Gary Belkin, Dick Clair, Rudy De Luca, Arnie Kogen, Barry Levinson, Jenna McMahon, Gene Perret, Bill Richmond and Ed Simmons (1975) Anne Beatts, Chevy Chase, Tom Davis, Al Franken, Lorne Michaels, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Michael O'Donoghue, Herb Sargent, Tom Schiller, Rosie Shuster and Alan Zweibel
Alan Zweibel
(1976) Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Tom Davis, James Downey, Al Franken, Lorne Michaels, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Bill Murray, Michael O'Donoghue, Herb Sargent, Tom Schiller, Rosie Shuster and Alan Zweibel
Alan Zweibel
(1977) Roger Beatty, Dick Clair, Tim Conway, Rick Hawkins, Robert Illes, Jenna McMahon, Gene Perret, Bill Richmond, Liz Sage, Larry Siegel, Franelle Silver, Ed Simmons and James Stein (1978)

1979

Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1979)

Complete list (1957–1969) (1970–1979) (1980–1989) (1990–1999) (2000–2009) (2010–2019)

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Jack Smight for "Eddie" (1959) Robert Mulligan
Robert Mulligan
for The Moon and Sixpence (1960) George Schaefer for Macbeth (1961) Franklin J. Schaffner
Franklin J. Schaffner
(1962) Stuart Rosenberg for "The Madman" (1963) Tom Gries for "Who Do You Kill?" (1964) Paul Bogart for "The 700 Year Old Gang" (1965) Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack
for "The Game" (1966) Alex Segal for Death of a Salesman (1967) Lee H. Katzin (1968) David Greene for "The People Next Door" (1969) Paul Bogart for "Shadow Game" (1970) Daryl Duke
Daryl Duke
for "The Day the Lion Died" / Fielder Cook for "The Price" (1971) Alexander Singer for "The Invasion of Kevin Ireland" (1972) Jerry Thorpe for "An Eye for an Eye" / Joseph Sargent
Joseph Sargent
for "The Marcus-Nelson Murders" (1973) John Korty for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman / Robert Butler for "Part III" (1974) Bill Bain for "A Sudden Storm" (1975) David Greene for Episode 8 (Rich Man, Poor Man) (1976) David Greene for Roots ("Part 1") (1977) Marvin J. Chomsky for Holocaust (1978) Jackie Cooper
Jackie Cooper
for "Pilot" (The White Shadow) (1979) Roger Young for "Cop" (1980) Robert Butler for "Hill Street Station"(1981) Harry Harris for "To Soar and Never Falter" (1982) Jeff Bleckner for "Life in the Minors" (1983) Corey Allen for "Goodbye, Mr. Scripps" (1984) Karen Arthur for "Heat" (1985) Georg Stanford Brown
Georg Stanford Brown
for "Parting Shots" (1986) Gregory Hoblit for "Pilot" (L.A. Law) (1987) Mark Tinker for "Weigh In, Way Out" (1988) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
for "The Boiler Room" (1989) Thomas Carter for "Promises to Keep" / Scott Winant for "The Go-Between" (1990) Thomas Carter for "In Confidence" (1991) Eric Laneuville
Eric Laneuville
for "All God's Children" (1992) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
for "Gone for Goode" (1993) Daniel Sackheim for "Tempest in a C-Cup" (1994) Mimi Leder
Mimi Leder
for "Love's Labor Lost" (1995) Jeremy Kagan for "Leave of Absence" (1996) Mark Tinker for "Where's 'Swaldo?" (1997) Mark Tinker for "Pilot" (Brooklyn South) / Paris Barclay
Paris Barclay
for "Brain Salad Surgery" (1998) Paris Barclay
Paris Barclay
for "Hearts and Souls" (1999) Thomas Schlamme for "Pilot" (The West Wing) (2000) Thomas Schlamme for "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part I" & "Part II" (2001) Alan Ball for "Pilot" (Six Feet Under) (2002) Christopher Misiano for "Twenty Five" (2003) Walter Hill for "Deadwood" (2004) J. J. Abrams
J. J. Abrams
for "Pilot" (Lost) (2005) Jon Cassar
Jon Cassar
for "Day 5: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m." (2006) Alan Taylor for "Kennedy and Heidi" (2007) Greg Yaitanes for "House's Head" (2008) Rod Holcomb for "And in the End..." (2009) Steve Shill for "The Getaway" (2010) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
for "Boardwalk Empire" (2011) Tim Van Patten for "To the Lost" (2012) David Fincher
David Fincher
for "Chapter 1" (2013) Cary Joji Fukunaga for "Who Goes There" (2014) David Nutter
David Nutter
for "Mother's Mercy" (2015) Miguel Sapochnik
Miguel Sapochnik
for "Battle of the Bastards" (2016) Reed Morano for "Offred" (2017)

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Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(1975) Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(1976) Herbert Ross (1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam
(1985) David Lynch
David Lynch
(1986) John Boorman
John Boorman
(1987) David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg
(1988) Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(1989) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1990) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(1994) Mike Figgis
Mike Figgis
(1995) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000) David Lynch
David Lynch
(2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Paul Greengrass
Paul Greengrass
(2006) Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) Olivier Assayas
Olivier Assayas
/ David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(2011) Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) George Miller (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
/ Luca Guadagnino
Luca Guadagnino
(2017)

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Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay

Original Drama (1969–1983, retired)

William Goldman
William Goldman
(1969) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Edmund H. North (1970) Penelope Gilliatt (1971) Jeremy Larner (1972) Steve Shagan (1973) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1974) Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson
(1975) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1976) Arthur Laurents
Arthur Laurents
(1977) Nancy Dowd, Robert C. Jones and Waldo Salt (1978) Mike Gray, T. S. Cook and James Bridges (1979) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
and Trevor Griffiths (1981) Melissa Mathison
Melissa Mathison
(1982) Horton Foote (1983)

Original Comedy (1969–1983, retired)

Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
and Larry Tucker (1969) Neil Simon
Neil Simon
(1970) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1971) Peter Bogdanovich, Buck Henry, David Newman and Robert Benton (1972) Melvin Frank and Jack Rose (1973) Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor
Richard Pryor
and Alan Uger (1974) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
and Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1975) Bill Lancaster
Bill Lancaster
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
and Sheldon Keller (1978) Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1979) Nancy Meyers, Harvey Miller and Charles Shyer
Charles Shyer
(1980) Steve Gordon (1981) Don McGuire, Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
and Murray Schisgal (1982) Lawrence Kasdan
Lawrence Kasdan
and Barbara Benedek (1983)

Original Screenplay (1984–present)

Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1984) William Kelley and Earl W. Wallace (1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley
(1987) Ron Shelton (1988) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1989) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1990) Callie Khouri
Callie Khouri
(1991) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis
(1994) Randall Wallace (1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
and Mark Andrus (1997) Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2000) Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
(2001) Michael Moore
Michael Moore
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
and Hugo Guinness (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
and Tarell Alvin McCraney
Tarell Alvin McCraney
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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