Dede Gardner

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Dede Gardner
Dede Gardner (2017).jpg
Gardner in 2017
Born
Dorcas Wright Gardner

(1967-10-16) October 16, 1967 (age 53)
Alma materColumbia University
OccupationFilm producer
Years active2006–present
TitlePresident of Plan B Entertainment
Spouse(s)
Jonathan Boris Berg
(m. 2000)

Dorcas Wright "Dede" Gardner[1] is an American film producer and the president of Plan B Entertainment.[2] She is a two-time Oscar winner for 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight, the first woman to win two Oscars for Best Picture. Her films Selma, The Tree of Life, The Big Short, and Vice were additionally nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Biography[edit]

She is the daughter of Dorothy and John Gardner, of Winnetka, Illinois.[1] She graduated cum laude from Columbia College, Columbia University[1] in 1990.[3] Her father is a partner at the Chicago investment bank William Blair & Company; her mother is president of the Michael Reese Health Trust.[1]

In 2000, she married Jonathan Boris Berg in an Episcopalian ceremony on Martha's Vineyard.[1]

Filmography[edit]

She was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.

Film[edit]

Year Film Credit
2006 Running with Scissors
2007 Year of the Dog
A Mighty Heart
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
2009 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
The Time Traveler's Wife
2010 Eat Pray Love
2011 The Tree of Life
2012 Killing Them Softly
2013 World War Z
12 Years a Slave
2014 Nightingale Executive producer
Selma
2015 True Story
The Big Short
2016 Moonlight
The Lost City of Z
2017 Okja
War Machine
Brad's Status
2018 Beautiful Boy
If Beale Street Could Talk
Vice
2019 The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Ad Astra
The King
2020 Kajillionaire
Minari
Irresistible
TBA
Blonde
Wrong Answer
Location management
Year Film Role
1992 Mac Location assistant
1993 Three of Hearts Location manager: New York
Thanks
Year Film Role
2004 See This Movie Many thanks
2016 The Tiger Hunter Thanks
2017 Marrowbone The director wishes to thank

Television[edit]

Year Title Credit Notes Ref.
2008 Pretty/Handsome Executive producer Television pilot
2014 Deadbeat
The Normal Heart Executive producer Television film
POV Executive producer Documentary
Resurrection Executive producer
2016 Mamma Dallas Executive producer Television pilot
2017 Feud Executive producer
Monsters of God Executive producer Television pilot
2016−19 The OA Executive producer
[4]
2018−19 Sweetbitter Executive producer
2020 The Third Day: Autumn Executive producer Television special
The Third Day Executive producer
2021 Lego Masters Executive producer
The Underground Railroad Executive producer

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2012, Gardner and her fellow producers were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for The Tree of Life.[5] In 2014, she won the Academy Award for Best Picture for the movie 12 Years a Slave alongside co-producers Brad Pitt, Steve McQueen, Jeremy Kleiner and Anthony Katagas. In 2015, she was nominated once again for the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing Selma alongside fellow producers Oprah Winfrey, Jeremy Kleiner, and Christian Colson. In 2017, she won her second Academy Award for Best Picture for the movie, Moonlight. She becomes the first female producer to win two Academy Awards for Best Picture.

Academy Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result
2011 Best Picture The Tree of Life Nominated
2013 12 Years a Slave Won
2014 Selma Nominated
2015 The Big Short Nominated
2016 Moonlight Won
2018 Vice Nominated

AACTA International Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result
2011 Best Film The Tree of Life Nominated
2013 12 Years a Slave Nominated
2015 The Big Short Nominated

AFI Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result
2011 Top 10 Films The Tree of Life Won
2013 12 Years a Slave Won
2014 Selma Won
2015 The Big Short Won
2016 Moonlight Won

Alliance of Women Film Journalists[edit]

Year Category Film Result
2013 Best Picture 12 Years a Slave Won
2014 Selma Nominated

American Black Film Festival[edit]

Year Category Film Result
2013 Movie of the Year 12 Years a Slave Nominated

Awards Circuit Community Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result
2007 Best Motion Picture The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Nominated
2011 The Tree of Life Nominated
2013 12 Years a Slave Nominated
2014 Selma Nominated

Black Reel Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result
2013 Best Film 12 Years a Slave Won
2014 Selma Won
2016 Moonlight Won

British Academy Film Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result
2013 Best Film 12 Years a Slave Won
2015 The Big Short Nominated
2016 Moonlight Nominated

CinEuphoria Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result
2013 Best International Film 12 Years a Slave Nominated

Gotham Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result
2011 Best Feature The Tree of Life Won
2013 12 Years a Slave Nominated
Audience Award Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result
2007 Best Film A Mighty Heart Nominated
2013 12 Years a Slave Won
2014 Selma Nominated

Italian Online Movie Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result
2013 Best Picture 12 Years a Slave Nominated

Online Film & Television Association Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result
2007 Best Picture The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Nominated
2013 12 Years a Slave Won
2014 Selma Nominated
2015 The Big Short Nominated

Primetime Emmy Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result
2014 Outstanding Television Movie The Normal Heart Won
2015 Nightingale Nominated

Producers Guild of America Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result
2013 Best Theatrical Motion Picture 12 Years a Slave Won
2014 Best Long-Form Television The Normal Heart Nominated
Stanley Kramer Award Won
Visionary Award Won
2015 Best Theatrical Motion Picture The Big Short Won
2016 Best Theatrical Motion Picture Moonlight Nominated
2018 Best Theatrical Motion Picture Vice Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "WEDDINGS; Dede Gardner, Jonathan Berg". The New York Times. September 9, 2000.
  2. ^ Kroll, Justin (May 22, 2013). "Jeremy Kleiner Tapped as Co-President of Plan B Entertainment". Variety. Archived from the original on 2013-10-08.
  3. ^ "Oscar Winners 2017". The New York Times. February 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "Netflix Greenlights 'The OA' Reuniting Brit Marling And Zal Batmanglij". Deadline. March 5, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  5. ^ "The 84th Academy Awards (2012) Nominees". oscars.org. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved January 26, 2012.

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