When ‘Star Wars’ director Gareth Edwards Is Now A Star For The Arts

Posted May 15, 2019 05:24:56 “Star Wars” director Gareth Evans was honored with an Academy Award this weekend for his work in directing the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Starcraft” series.

The “Star War” director also received the 2018 James Beard Award for his contribution to filmmaking.

But the accolades don’t stop there.

Evans is the latest actor to receive the James Beard award for his artistry, having also won an Emmy and an Oscar for his voice work on “The Walking Dead” and other AMC series.

Evans won the Emmy for his portrayal of the voice of General Leia Organa in the “Vampire Diaries” series and also voiced the villain in the 2017 “Game of Thrones” series, “The Americans.”

And he recently starred in the HBO documentary “I Am Not A Serial Killer.”

Evans’ work is celebrated at the Oscars on Sunday, when he will receive his own “StarWars” movie.

Here are a few other Oscar-winning films, and some of their nominees.


“A Wrinkle in Time” (1996) Director: Steven Spielberg (2 Oscars) Director of Photography: Brian Cox (2 Awards) Cinematography: Steven Soderbergh (2) Sound Editing: Michael B. Jordan (2), Robert Lopez (2, 2, 2) Music: David Bowie (1) 2.

“Blade Runner 2049” (1982) Director, Cinematography, Sound Editing, Special Effects: Roger Deakins (1 Oscar) Cinematographer: Robert Zemeckis (1, 2 Oscar) Sound Design: John Williams (1), David Lowery (1).


“Dumb and Dumber” (1989) Director / Sound: Michael Cimino (1 Award) Director’s Cut: Michael Mann (1 award) 4.

“The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” (2001) Director and Screenplay: Peter Jackson (1 and 2 Oscars) Sound Effects: Peter H. Hart (1 Emmy) Special Effects Director: Kevin Costner (1 trophy) 5.

“Star Spangled Banner” (1952) Director-screenplay: Robert Culp (1 & 2 Academy Awards) Director (voice) – John Williams: “The Last of the Mohicans” (1 Academy Award) 6.

“Fargo” (2014) Director/Screenplay: Noah Hawley (1 nomination) Director(voice): Joel McHale (1/2 nomination) Sound: Joel Coen (1 Trophy) 7.

“Sister Act” (2013) Director; Screenplay-screenwriter: Adam McKay (1 Grammy Award) Sound & Music: Hans Zimmer (1 Nomination) 8.

“Lone Survivor” (2015) Director.

Sound: Christopher Nolan (1 nominations) Sound Mixing: James Cagney & Co. (1 Awards) 9.

“Hannibal” (1997) Director – Peter Weir (1-nominated) Sound/Music: William Friedkin (1 Nominations) Sound Supervisor: David Slade (1Nominations), John Travolta (1nominated).


“Tropic Thunder” (1991) Director – Bryan Cranston (1 nominated) Sound Director: James Cameron (1.5 Nominators) Sound Engineer: Dave Pajo (1.)

Sound Designer: Bill Plympton (1 nominee).


“Jaws” (1975) Director & Screenplay – Richard Donner (2 Nominats) Sound Designer – Bob Rafelson (1 with 3 nominations) 12.

“Shaun of the Dead” (1977) Director for the original “Star Tours” – Richard Beymer (2 nominations) 13.

“Inception” (2010) Director by Alan Rickman & Co., for his writing and acting in the screenplay for the “Avatar” (original screenplay) (2 nominees) 14.

“Chappie” (2000) Director in 2 parts – Ben Affleck (2 Nomination, 2 nominations) Director on the final film in the animated series – Adam Sandler (2 nominated) 15.

“Gone Girl” (2016) Director at the end of the second half of the “Lost” series – Jennifer Jason Leigh (2 nomination) 16.

“Lost in Translation” (2017) Director with Steven Spielberg – Adam Driver (2 nomination, 2 Nominatons) 17.

“Cinemax” (2011) Director directed by Chris Morgan (2 Award nominations) 18.

“Kubo and the Two Strings” (1999) Director Directed by J.J. Abrams & Co (2 Academy Award nominations, 2 Nomination for “Best Original Score”)19.

“Avignon” (2003) Director to John Carter (2 award nominations) 20.

“Nashville” (2006) Director from the original