Joel Coen

Co-Writer/Director/Producer, Inside Llewyn Davis
Nominated for: Best Feature

JOEL COEN was honored at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001 as Best Director for The Man Who Wasn’t There, and in 1991 as Best Director for Barton Fink. He was named Best Director by the New York Film Critics Circle, the National Board of Review, and the BAFTA Awards for 1996’s Fargo; and also won the Academy Award for the Best Original Screenplay for Fargo, which he co-wrote with his brother Ethan. The screenplay for O Brother, Where Art Thou?, also co-written with Ethan, was nominated for a BAFTA Award and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Other films that he has directed and co-written are Intolerable Cruelty, The Big Lebowksi, The Hudsucker Proxy, Miller’s Crossing, Raising Arizona, and Blood Simple. Joel co-directed and co-wrote the 2004 comedy The Ladykillers with Ethan.

Joel & Ethan Coen’s 2007 adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men brought them the Directors Guild of America, BAFTA, and Academy Awards; the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay; Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay from the New York Film Critics Circle; and Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay from the Oscars and the National Board of Review. The film’s cast was voted the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and Javier Bardem won the Screen Actors Guild Award and Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor, among other accolades.

Joel & Ethan Coen’s film Burn After Reading was nominated for the BAFTA Award and the WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay, and their film A Serious Man received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, and was also nominated for the BAFTA Award and the WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Joel & Ethan Coen’s most recent film, True Grit, received ten Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor (Jeff Bridges) and Best Supporting Actress (Hallie Steinfeld).