Awards & Winners

John Waters

Date of Birth 22-April-1946
Place of Birth Baltimore
(Maryland, Baltimore County, United States of America, Area code 410, Area code 443, Area code 667, Area codes 410, 443, and 667)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as John Samuel Waters Jr., Prince of Puke, Pope of Trash, John Samuel Waters, Jr., John Samuel Waters Jr., 존 사무엘 워터스 주니어, John Russell Waters, John Samuel Waters Jr.
Profession Film director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, Visual Artist, Stand-up comedian, Cinematographer, Voice Actor, Film Editor, Journalist
John Samuel Waters, Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. Waters' 1970s and early '80s trash films feature his regular troupe of actors known as the Dreamlanders—among them Divine, Mink Stole, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, and Edith Massey. Starting with Desperate Living, Waters began casting real-life convicted criminals and infamous people. Waters dabbled in mainstream filmmaking with Hairspray, which introduced Ricki Lake and earned a modest gross of $8 million domestically. In 2002, Hairspray was adapted to a long-running Broadway musical, which itself was adapted to a hit musical film which earned more than $200 million worldwide. After the crossover success of the original film version of Hairspray, Waters's films began featuring familiar actors and celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Edward Furlong, Melanie Griffith, Chris Isaak, Johnny Knoxville, Martha Plimpton, Christina Ricci, Lili Taylor, Kathleen Turner, and Tracey Ullman. Although he maintains apartments in New York City and San Francisco, and a summer home in Provincetown, Waters still mainly resides in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, where all his films are set. Many of his films take place in a neighborhood called Hampden. He is recognizable by his trademark pencil moustache, a look he has retained since the early 1970s.

Awards by John Waters

Check all the awards nominated and won by John Waters.


Nominations 1997 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Lambda Literary Award for Photography/Visual Arts Director\u2019s Cut


Nominations 1989 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Independent Spirit Award for Best Director Hairspray
Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay Hairspray


Nominations 1934 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Assistant Director Viva Villa!