Lucy Walker is an English film director. She is best known for directing five feature documentary films: Devil's Playground (2002), Blindsight (2006), Waste Land (2010), Countdown to Zero (2010), and The Crash Reel (2013), as well as short films notably The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011) and The Lion's Mouth Opens (2014) and fifteen episodes of Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues, for which she was nominated for two Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Directing.
She and her work have been nominated for two Academy Awards, seven Emmys, a DGA Award, a Gotham Award, and an Independent Spirit Award, and have won around one hundred other film awards including an Emmy, two Cinema Eye Honors, two IDA Awards, two awards at Sundance, two at Berlin, and one at SXSW (full list below) .
Walker has been shortlisted five times and nominated twice for an Academy Award. On 25 January 2011 she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature for Waste Land. On 24 January 2012 she received her second nomination, this time in the Best Documentary Short category for The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom. In 2007 Blindsight and in 2014 The Crash Reel were shortlisted (and ultimately not nominated) for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and The Lion's Mouth Opens is currently shortlisted for Best Documentary Short...
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