Belushi

Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Special

 

From award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler, this feature documentary examines John Belushi’s extraordinary life in the words of his collaborators, friends, and family, including Dan Aykroyd, Penny Marshall, Lorne Michaels, Carrie Fisher, Chevy Chase, Harold Ramis, Jane Curtin, Ivan Reitman and his high school sweetheart and later wife Judy Belushi. By age thirty Belushi was on the #1 television show, had the #1 comedy in movie history and the #1 record album in the world. But as John’s fame grew, so did his demons, and not even Judy could save him from the drug use that would eventually take his life. This film captures the complicated and singular essence of a beloved American icon who changed culture and comedy forever.

For Your Consideration

Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Special

Executive Producers: Bill Couturie, Sean Daniel, Vinnie Malhotra, Andrew, Ruhemann
Produced By: John Battsek PGA, R.J. Cutler PGA, Diane Becker PGA, Trevor Smith PGA

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DOCUMENTARY/NONFICTION PROGRAM

Director: R.J. Cutler

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM

Edited By: Joe Beshenkovsky, ACE

Editor: Maris Berzins

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A DOCUMENTARY SERIES OR SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)

Original Music By: Tree Adams

OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION

Music Supervisor: Liz Gallacher

OUTSTANDING CHARACTER VOICE-OVER

Bill Hader as John Belushi

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM

Written by: R.J. Cutler

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation

Robert Valley, Character Design

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation

Daryl Graham, Character Animation

Accolades

“Director R.J. Cutler has fashioned arguably the definitive biography of Belushi”

– The Chicago Sun-Times

“Slick and entertaining”

– Indiewire

“It works brilliantly”

– Deadline