Emma Thomas

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Emma Thomas
Emma Thomas 2.jpg
Thomas in January 2011
Born (1971-12-09) 9 December 1971 (age 49)
London, England
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 1997)
Children4
RelativesJonathan Nolan (brother-in-law)

Emma Thomas Nolan[1] (born 9 December 1971) is an English film producer, known for frequent collaborations with her husband, filmmaker Christopher Nolan. Her producing credits include: The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012), The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010), Interstellar (2014), Dunkirk (2017), and Tenet (2020). Inception and Dunkirk were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Early life[edit]

Thomas was born in 1971 in London. She graduated from University College London,[2] where she met Christopher Nolan, her future husband.

Career[edit]

Aside from producing films, Thomas worked as a script supervisor throughout the 1990s, and was an assistant to director Stephen Frears on High Fidelity (2000).[3][4] She has produced all of Nolan's films since 1997, with the exception of the short documentary film Quay (2015). Together they run the production company Syncopy Inc. Thomas is a member of the board of trustees of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures[5] and serves on the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) Board of Governors.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Thomas married Christopher Nolan in 1997. As of 2018, they live with their four children in Los Angeles, California.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Notes
1997 Doodlebug Producer
1998 Following Producer
2000 Memento Associate producer
2002 Insomnia Co-producer
2005 Batman Begins Producer
2006 The Prestige Producer
2008 The Dark Knight Producer
Batman: Gotham Knight Executive producer
2010 Inception Producer
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Producer
2013 Man of Steel Producer
2014 Transcendence Executive producer
Interstellar Producer
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Executive producer
2017 Dunkirk Producer
Justice League Executive producer
2019 The Doll's Breath Executive producer
2020 Tenet Producer
2021 Zack Snyder's Justice League Executive producer

Accolades[edit]

Academy Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result Ref.
2010 Best Picture Inception Nominated [8]
2017 Dunkirk Nominated [9]

British Academy Film Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result Ref.
2010 Best Film Inception Nominated [10]
2017 Dunkirk Nominated [11]

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

Year Category Film Result Ref.
2010 Best Motion Picture - Drama Inception Nominated [12]
2017 Dunkirk Nominated [13]

Producers Guild of America[edit]

Year Category Film Result Ref.
2008 Best Theatrical Motion Picture The Dark Knight Nominated [14]
2010 Inception Nominated [15]
2017 Dunkirk Nominated [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superior Court of The State of California for the County of Los Angeles" (PDF). The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  2. ^ Welcome to Next Wave Films: Following
  3. ^ Otto, Jeff (6 January 2005). "Interview: Emma Thomas". IGN. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  4. ^ Will Lawrence (19 July 2010) Christopher Nolan interview for Inception, The Daily Telegraph
  5. ^ Welk, Brian (6 November 2019). "Laura Dern and 6 Others Added as Academy Museum Trustees". TheWrap. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  6. ^ "About Us". mptf.com. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  7. ^ Breznican, Anthony (15 July 2010). "With 'Inception', Chris Nolan's head games continue". USA Today. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
  8. ^ "The 83rd Academy Awards (2011) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Oscar Nominations 2018: The Complete List - 90th Academy Awards". ABC. 23 January 2018. Archived from the original on 23 January 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  10. ^ "2011 Film Film - Bafta Awards". bafta.org. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Film in 2018 - Bafta Awards". bafta.org. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Winners & Nominees 2011". goldenglobes.com. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Winners & Nominees 2018". goldenglobes.com. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  14. ^ McNary, Dave (5 January 2009). "PGA unveils film nominations". Variety. Archived from the original on 30 August 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Producers Guild Award Nominees Announced". Collider. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  16. ^ Pedersen, Erik (5 January 2018). "PGA Awards Film & TV Nominations Unveiled". Deadline.com. Retrieved 26 April 2018.

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