Awards & Winners

Chris Hegedus

Chris Hegedus is an American documentary filmmaker and partner of DA Pennebaker in their company Pennebaker Hegedus Films. Hegedus was nominated for an Academy Award for The War Room, a behind-the-scenes film about President Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign. The film also won the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures prize for Best Documentary. In 2001, she was awarded the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for The film is a boom-bust story of two young internet entrepreneurs, co-produced with Jehane Noujaim. Hegedus is also the recipient of CINE's Golden Eagle Award, an Emmy Award, and lifetime achievement awards from several organizations including the International Documentary Association. Her recent films include the 2010 feature release, Kings of Pastry, about the legendary French pastry competition, the Meilleur Ouvrier de France. In 2011, Hegedus received the Athena Film Festival Award for Exemplary Directing.

Awards by Chris Hegedus

Check all the awards nominated and won by Chris Hegedus.


Nominations 2004 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing - Variety, Music or Comedy Program Elaine Stritch: At Liberty


Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Documentaries
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Nominations 2001 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Documentaries
Pennebaker Hegedus Films & Noujaim Films / Artisan Entertainment


Nominations 1993 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature The War Room