Outstanding Documentary Feature

Not Eligible for SAG Awards Awards® Consideration 


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 Feature

Executive Producers: Bill Couturie, Sean Daniel, Vinnie Malhotra, Andrew, Ruhemann
Produced by: Diane Becker, p.g.a., Trevor Smith, p.g.a., John Battsek, p.g.a., R.J. Cutler, p.g.a.

Outstanding Directing for a Documentary Feature

R.J. Cutler

Outstanding Editing

Joe Beshenkovsey

Maris Berzins

Outstanding Sound Editing

Outstanding Sound Mixing

Best Original Score

Tree Adams

Outstanding Writing

Written by R.J. Cutler


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

– The Chicago Sun-Times

“Slick and entertaining”

– Indiewire

“It works brilliantly”

– Deadline