Princess Grace Statue Award, 2015

Princess Grace Award
Graduate Film Scholarship, 2005, John H. Johnson Film Honor
New York University


Additional Grants:
• 2014 Special Project Award

Cary Joji Fukunaga’s work as a writer, director, and cinematographer has taken him around the world. His television work includes directing and executive producing the first season of HBO’s TRUE DETECTIVE, for which he won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing. He recently premiered the highly acclaimed limited series MANIAC for Netflix, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill. In 2018 Fukunaga was tapped to direct the next installment of the Bond films, and the final installment starring Daniel Craig. NO TIME TO DIE will premiere in theaters on April 10, 2020.


Fukunaga made his feature film writing and directing debut with the critically acclaimed SIN NOMBRE followed by the film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s JANE EYRE, both released by Focus Features. His third film, BEASTS OF NO NATION, released by Netflix, was an official selection at the Venice, Telluride, and Toronto film festivals and earned Idris Elba Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Supporting Actor.