Awards & Winners

David Giler

David Giler is an American filmmaker who has been active in the motion picture industry since the early 1960s. He started his career as a writer, providing scripts for television programs such as Kraft Suspense Theatre and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. He then moved to screenplays in the 70's, helping to write films such as The Parallax View and the original version of Fun With Dick and Jane. He produced his first film in 1970, the critically reviled Myra Breckinridge, an adaptation of Gore Vidal's controversial novel. He then helped Walter Hill produce the legendary horror thriller Alien in 1979, and it is for this film that he is probably best remembered. He and Hill became embroiled in a much-publicized behind-the-scenes fight with Alien's original writer, Dan O'Bannon, over who was to receive screenplay credit. Giler and Hill claim that they completely rewrote the script from top to bottom, and therefore they wanted to relegate O'Bannon to a "story by" credit only. O'Bannon claims that they did little more than change the names of the characters and dialogue, and felt that the two were trying to bully him out of the more prestigious screenplay credit. As evidenced by the interviews on the supplemental DVD features, the two parties were extremely antagonistic when it comes to this topic, though O'Bannon was the only one to receive credit for the screenplay in the final film. The various drafts can be found online, allowing audiences to decide for themselves.

Awards by David Giler

Check all the awards nominated and won by David Giler.


Nominations 2004 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Razzie Award for Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel Alien vs. Predator
for the category: WORST REMAKE or SEQUEL


Nominations 1997 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House


Nominations 1993 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Alien 3


Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
Honored for : Aliens

Nominations 1987 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Aliens


Nominations 1975 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Drama The Parallax View
Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay The Parallax View