Best Director

by IMDb-Awards-Central | created - 06 Dec 2013 | updated - 25 Nov 2014 | Public

The 2015 nominees for the Independent Spirit Award, Best Director.

1. Damien Chazelle

Writer | Whiplash

Damien Sayre Chazelle is an American director and screenwriter. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island. His mother, Celia Sayre (Martin) Chazelle, is an American-Canadian writer and professor of history at The College of New Jersey. His father, Bernard Chazelle, is a French-American Eugene Higgins...

Nominated for Whiplash (2014)

2. Ava DuVernay

Producer | Queen Sugar

A director, producer, writer, marketer and film distributor, Ava DuVernay made her feature film debut with the documentary This in the Life (2008), a history on hip hop movement that flourished in Los Angeles in the 1990's. This was followed by series of television music documentaries which ...

Nominated for Selma (2014)

3. Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Producer | Biutiful

Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director.

González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born ...

Nominated for Birdman (2014)

4. Richard Linklater

Director | Waking Life

Self-taught writer-director Richard Stuart Linklater was born in Houston, Texas, to Diane Margaret (Krieger), who taught at a university, and Charles W. Linklater III. Richard was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of the 1990s. ...

Nominated for Boyhood (2014)

5. David Zellner

Actor | Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

David Zellner was born in 1974 in Greeley, Colorado, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014), Damsel (2018) and Plastic Utopia (1997).

Nominated for Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)



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