Awards & Winners

D. A. Pennebaker

Date of Birth 15-July-1925
Place of Birth Evanston
(Cook County, Illinois, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Donn Alan Pennebaker, D.A. Pennabaker, Don Alan Pennebaker, Penny, DA Pennebaker, Donn Alan "D. A." Pennebaker, D. A. Pennbaker, Don Alan Pennebaker, Don Alan, Donn Alan Pennebaker, Penny
Profession Author, Film director, Film Editor, Cinematographer, Actor, Film Producer
Donn Alan "D. A." Pennebaker is an American documentary filmmaker and one of the pioneers of Direct Cinema. Performing arts and politics are his primary subjects. In 2012, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized his body of work with an Academy Honorary Award or "lifetime Oscar." Pennebaker has been described as "arguably the pre-eminent chronicler of sixties counterculture."

Awards by D. A. Pennebaker

Check all the awards nominated and won by D. A. Pennebaker.


Academy Honorary Award
(who redefined the language of film and taught a generation of filmmakers to look to reality for inspiration.)


Nominations 2004 »

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


Nominations 1993 »

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