Damien Chazelle Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2017 Winner
Oscar
Best Achievement in Directing
La La Land (2016)
At 32 years, 38 days of age, Damien Chazelle became the youngest winner of Best Director
Nominee
Oscar
Best Original Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
2015 Nominee
Oscar
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)

Golden Globes, USA

2017 Winner
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
La La Land (2016)
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
La La Land (2016)

BAFTA Awards

2017 Winner
David Lean Award for Direction
La La Land (2016)
Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay (Original)
La La Land (2016)
2015 Nominee
David Lean Award for Direction
Whiplash (2014)
Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Original Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)

AACTA International Awards

2017 Nominee
AACTA International Award
Best Direction
La La Land (2016)
Best Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
2015 Nominee
AACTA International Award
Best Direction
Whiplash (2014)
Best Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)

Abu Dhabi Film Festival

2014 Nominee
Black Pearl Award
New Horizons Competition
Whiplash (2014)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

2015 Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Writing
Whiplash (2014)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2017 Nominee
AWFJ EDA Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Best Screenplay, Original
La La Land (2016)

Amanda Awards, Norway

2017 Nominee
Amanda
Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm)
La La Land (2016)
USA.
2015 Nominee
Amanda
Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm)
Whiplash (2014)
USA

Aspen Shortsfest

2013 Winner
BAFTA/LA Short Film Prize
Whiplash (2013)

Austin Film Critics Association

2016 Nominee
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Best Original Screenplay
La La Land (2016)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2016 Winner
ACCA
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Nominee
ACCA
Best Original Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
2014 Nominee
ACCA
Best Director
Whiplash (2014)
Nominee
ACCA
Best Adapted Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)
Runner-Up

BloodGuts UK Horror Awards

2016 Winner
BloodGuts UK Horror Award
Best Screenplay
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Shared with:

Bodil Awards

2018 Winner
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
La La Land (2016)

Boston Online Film Critics Association

2016 Winner
BOFCA Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2016 Winner
BSFC Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)

Bram Stoker Awards

2016 Nominee
Bram Stoker Award
Screenplay
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Shared with:

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Winner
Critics Choice Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Best Original Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
Tied with Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea (2016).
2015 Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Original Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)

Calgary International Film Festival

2014 Winner
People's Choice Award
Best Narrative Feature
Whiplash (2014)
2009 Nominee
Maverick Award
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)

Camerimage

2014 Nominee
Best Directorial Debut
Whiplash (2014)

Cannes Film Festival

2014 Nominee
Queer Palm
Whiplash (2014)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2017 Winner
COFCA Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
2015 Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Director
Whiplash (2014)
Best Original Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)
Breakthrough Film Artist
Whiplash (2014)
For directing and screenwriting.

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
2014 Winner
CFCA Award
Most Promising Filmmaker
Whiplash (2014)
Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)

Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards

2017 Winner
CIFCC Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)

Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal

2016 Nominee
Cinema Bloggers Award
Best North American Film
Whiplash (2014)

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize

2018 Winner
Audience Award
Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
La La Land (2016)
USA.
Nominee
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
La La Land (2016)
USA.
2016 Nominee
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Whiplash (2014)
USA.

Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain

2018 Winner
CEC Award
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
La La Land (2016)
2016 Nominee
CEC Award
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Whiplash (2014)

CinEuphoria Awards

2018 Winner
CinEuphoria
Top Ten of the Year - International Competition
La La Land (2016)

César Awards, France

2018 Nominee
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
La La Land (2016)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominee
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
2nd place

David di Donatello Awards

2018 Nominee
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
La La Land (2016)

Deauville Film Festival

2014 Winner
Grand Special Prize
Whiplash (2014)
Winner
Audience Award
Whiplash (2014)

Denver Film Critics Society

2017 Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Best Original Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
2015 Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Original Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)

Denver International Film Festival

2009 Winner
Emerging Filmmaker Award - Honorable Mention
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)

Detroit Film Critics Society, US

2016 Winner
DFCS Award
Best Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
2014 Winner
DFCS Award
Breakthrough Artist
Whiplash (2014)
Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Director
Whiplash (2014)
Best Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)

Directors Guild of America, USA

2017 Winner
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
La La Land (2016)
Shared with:

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2015 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Whiplash (2014)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 Winner
FFCC Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Nominee
FFCC Award
Best Original Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
2014 Winner
Pauline Kael Breakout Award
Whiplash (2014)

Fright Meter Awards

2016 Nominee
Fright Meter Award
Best Screenplay
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Shared with:

Gaudí Awards

2014 Nominee
Gaudí Award
Best Non-Catalan Language Film (Millor Pel·lícula en Llengua no Catalana)
Grand Piano (2013)
Shared with:

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)

2017 Nominee
Dorian Award
Director of the Year (Film or Television)
La La Land (2016)
Screenplay of the Year
La La Land (2016)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA)

2017 Winner
GAFCA Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Best Original Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
2015 Nominee
GAFCA Award
Best Director
Whiplash (2014)

Globes de Cristal Awards, France

2018 Winner
Globe de Cristal
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
La La Land (2016)
Nominee
Globe de Cristal
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
La La Land (2016)

Gold Derby Awards

2017 Winner
Gold Derby Award
Director
La La Land (2016)
Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Original Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
2015 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Original Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)

Golden Schmoes Awards

2016 Winner
Golden Schmoes
Best Director of the Year
La La Land (2016)
Nominee
Golden Schmoes
Best Screenplay of the Year
La La Land (2016)
2014 Nominee
Golden Schmoes
Best Screenplay of the Year
Whiplash (2014)

Gotham Awards

2009 Nominee
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)
Shared with:

Hamptons International Film Festival

2016 Winner
Audience Award
Best Narrative Feature
La La Land (2016)

Hawaii Film Critics Society

2017 Winner
HFCS Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Original Screenplay
La La Land (2016)

Hellenic Film Academy Awards

2016 Nominee
Hellenic Film Academy Award
Best Foreign Film
Whiplash (2014)

Hollywood Film Awards

2018 Winner
Hollywood Film Award
Director of the Year
First Man (2018)

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

2017 Winner
HFCS Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
2015 Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Director
Whiplash (2014)
Best Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)

Humanitas Prize

2014 Winner
Humanitas Prize
Sundance Film Category
Whiplash (2014)

IGN Summer Movie Awards

2016 Winner
IGN Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US

2016 Winner
IFJA Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
2014 Winner
IFJA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)
Nominee
IFJA Award
Best Director
Whiplash (2014)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2016 Nominee
ICP Award
Best Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
10th place.
Nominee
ICP Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
2nd place.
2014 Nominee
ICP Award
Best Director
Whiplash (2014)
9th place.
Best Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)
7th place.

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2017 Nominee
INOCA
Best Director
La La Land (2016)

Internet Film Critic Society

2016 Winner
IFCS Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)

Iowa Film Critics Awards

2017 Winner
IFC Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

2015 Nominee
IOMA
Best Picture (Miglior film)
Whiplash (2014)
Best Director (Miglior regia)
Whiplash (2014)
Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale)
Whiplash (2014)

Key West Film Festival

2016 Winner
Jury Prize
Best Narrative
La La Land (2016)
Winner
Audience Award
Best Feature
La La Land (2016)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2016 Winner
Sierra Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Best Screenplay, Original
La La Land (2016)
2014 Winner
Sierra Award
Breakout Filmmaker of the Year
Whiplash (2014)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2017 Nominee
ALFS Award
Director of the Year
La La Land (2016)
Screenwriter of the Year
La La Land (2016)
2015 Nominee
ALFS Award
Screenwriter of the Year
Whiplash (2014)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominee
LAFCA Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)

Mill Valley Film Festival

2014 Winner
Audience Award
Best U.S. Feature Film
Whiplash (2014)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

2017 Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)

Nikkan Sports Film Awards

2015 Winner
Nikkan Sports Film Award
Best Foreign Film
Whiplash (2014)

North Carolina Film Critics Association

2017 Winner
NCFCA Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Nominee
NCFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
2015 Nominee
NCFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)
Best Director
Whiplash (2014)

North Texas Film Critics Association, US

2017 Winner
NTFCA Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

2017 Winner
OFCC Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)

Online Film & Television Association

2017 Winner
OFTA Film Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
La La Land (2016)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2017 Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Best Original Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
2014 Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Original Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2017 Winner
Chairman's Vanguard Award
La La Land (2016)
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"Director and writer Damien Chazelle delivers a resonant cinematic masterpiece with La La Land," ... More

"Director and writer Damien Chazelle delivers a resonant cinematic masterpiece with La La Land," said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. "This visually stunning film pays tribute to classic Hollywood musicals with a contemporary love story driven by pitch-perfect performances by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. It is our honor to present the Vanguard Award to La La Land."


Phoenix Critics Circle

2016 Winner
PCC Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Tied with Barry Jenkins for Moonlight (2016).
Nominee
PCC Award
Best Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
2014 Nominee
PCC Award
Best Director
Whiplash (2014)
Best Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2016 Winner
PFCS Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Nominee
PFCS Award
Best Original Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
2014 Nominee
PFCS Award
Best Director
Whiplash (2014)
Breakthrough Performance Behind the Camera
Whiplash (2014)
Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Whiplash (2014)

Robert Festival

2018 Nominee
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
La La Land (2016)
2016 Nominee
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
Whiplash (2014)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2016 Nominee
SDFCS Award
Best Original Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
Nominee
SDFCS Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

2016 Nominee
SFFCC Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Best Screenplay, Original
La La Land (2016)
2014 Nominee
SFFCC Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Whiplash (2014)

Sant Jordi Awards

2018 Winner
Rosa de Sant Jordi Audience Award
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
La La Land (2016)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

2017 Winner
Outstanding Director of the Year Award
La La Land (2016)
2015 Winner
Outstanding Director of the Year Award
Whiplash (2014)

Satellite Awards

2016 Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Best Screenplay, Original
La La Land (2016)
2014 Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Director
Whiplash (2014)

Seattle Film Critics Awards

2017 Nominee
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
Nominee
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
2015 Nominee
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Director
Whiplash (2014)

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Winner
SEFCA Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Tied with Barry Jenkins for Moonlight (2016).

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2016 Winner
SLFCA Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
2014 Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)

Stockholm Film Festival

2014 Nominee
Bronze Horse
Best Film
Whiplash (2014)

Sundance Film Festival

2014 Winner
Audience Award
Dramatic
Whiplash (2014)
Winner
Grand Jury Prize
Dramatic
Whiplash (2014)

Film of uncommon skill that showcases two compelling characters and pulses to a dazzling and ... More

Film of uncommon skill that showcases two compelling characters and pulses to a dazzling and irresistible beat.

2013 Winner
Short Film Jury Prize
Fiction
Whiplash (2013)
For its wicked sense of humor, fantastic ensemble acting and razor sharp directing.
Nominee
Short Film Grand Jury Prize
Whiplash (2013)

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

2014 Nominee
Best North American Independent Film
Whiplash (2014)

Torino Film Festival

2009 Winner
Special Jury Prize
Feature Film
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)
Tied with Crackie (2009).
Nominee
Prize of the City of Torino
Best Feature Film
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominee
TFCA Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)

Toronto International Film Festival

2018 Nominee
People's Choice Award
Gala Presentations
First Man (2018)
2016 Winner
People's Choice Award
Gala or Special Presentations
La La Land (2016)

Turia Awards

2018 Winner
Audience Award
Best Foreign Film
La La Land (2016)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominee
UFCA Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)

Valladolid International Film Festival

2014 Winner
Pilar Miró Award
Best New Director
Whiplash (2014)
Nominee
Golden Spike
Best Film
Whiplash (2014)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2016 Nominee
VFCC Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)

Venice Film Festival

2018 Nominee
Golden Lion
Best Film
First Man (2018)
2016 Nominee
Golden Lion
Best Film
La La Land (2016)

Village Voice Film Poll

2016 Nominee
VVFP Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
3rd place.
2014 Nominee
VVFP Award
Best Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)

5th place. Tied with Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Calvary (2014), ... More

5th place. Tied with Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Calvary (2014), Inherent Vice (2014), Love Is Strange (2014) and The Immigrant (2013).


Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Winner
WAFCA Award
Best Director
La La Land (2016)
Best Original Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
2014 Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Director
Whiplash (2014)
Best Original Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)

Whistler Film Festival

2016 Winner
Audience Award
Audience Award
La La Land (2016)

Writers Guild of America, USA

2017 Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Original Screenplay
La La Land (2016)
2015 Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Original Screenplay
Whiplash (2014)

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