Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian
January 30, 1953
Fresno, California, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||San Francisco State University|
|Occupation||Screenwriter, director, editor, producer|
Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian (born January 30, 1953) is an Armenian-American screenwriter, director, film editor, and producer. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for his screenplay Schindler's List (1993) and has also earned Oscar nominations for Awakenings, Gangs of New York and Moneyball. He was presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter Award at the 2009 Austin Film Festival and the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement from the Writers Guild of America in 2011. Zaillian is the founder of Film Rites, a film production company.
Zaillian was born in Fresno, California of Armenian descent, the son of Jim Zaillian, a radio news reporter. He attended Sonoma State University, graduated from San Francisco State University in 1975 with a degree in Cinema. He lives in Los Angeles. with his wife Elizabeth and their two children.
Executive Producer Only
- Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
- The Cold Light of Day (2012)
- The Current War (2017)
- My Dinner with Hervé (2018)
|Year||Film||Award and category||Result|
|1994||Schindler's List||Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay||Won|
|2011||Moneyball||Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay||Nominated|
|Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay||Won|
|2012||AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay||Nominated|
|Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay||Won|
|2017||The Night Of||Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Miniseries or TV Film (Episode: "The Beach")||Won|
|Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Episode: "The Beach")||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Episode: "The Call of the Wild")||Nominated|