, Waititi's parents split up when he was around five, and he was raised primarily by his mother. , New Zealand film director, producer, screenwriter, actor and comedian, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance, Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance, Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, List of awards and nominations received by Taika Waititi, Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, "Home Boy hit helps keep local cameras rolling", "What are New Zealand's top five grossing local films of all time?  In May 2020, it was announced that Waititi is set to direct and co-write (with Krysty Wilson-Cairns) an upcoming live-action Star Wars film. , In 2013, Waititi co-wrote and co-directed vampire comedy mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows with friend and fellow comedian Jemaine Clement. Certain award groups do not simply award one winner.  Waititi is also set to direct a feature film adaptation of Next Goal Wins; he will co-write the script with Iain Morris, while Garrett Basch, Jonathan Cavendish, Andy Serkis, Mike Brett and Steve Jamison will serve as producers. His feature films Boy (2010) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) have each been the top-grossing New Zealand film.. He directed Air New Zealand's "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made" featuring Peter Jackson and Elijah Wood as they go through where The Lord of the Rings films were shot.  A television adaptation of the film was commissioned in May 2018, with Waititi on board as an executive producer and director.  He attended Onslow College for secondary school. At the 92nd Academy Awards Sunday, the “Jojo Rabbit” writer-director-actor took the prize for adapted screenplay. Waititi plays Adolf Hitler as the boy's imaginary friend. , In 2017, Waititi won the award for New Zealander of the Year, but was unable to receive it in person due to work commitments.  This made him the first person of Māori descent to win an Academy Award in a screenplay category, as well as the first indigenous person to be nominated and to win Best Adapted Screenplay. It has been suggested that this article be.  His voiceover work on the series earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance in 2020.  The series of the same name premiered on FX in March 2019. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally.  However, Waititi left the project in 2019 due to a heavy work schedule. , Waititi was reportedly set to direct a new live-action film adaptation of Akira as well as co-write a sequel to What We Do in the Shadows, titled We're Wolves. He is the recipient of an Academy Award as well as two further nominations. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.  His first feature film, oddball romantic comedy Eagle vs Shark, was released in U.S. theatres for limited distribution in 2007.  His father was an artist and was of Te Whānau-ā-Apanui descent, whilst his mother, Robin Cohen, is a schoolteacher. , Waititi married fellow Māori filmmaker Chelsea Winstanley in 2011. 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He is the recipient of an Academy Award as well as two further nominations. Taika Waititi on IMDb: Awards, nominations, and wins. Waititi wrote the initial screenplay for the 2016 Disney film Moana, which focused on gender and family.  The commercial went viral amassing over 19 million views on YouTube.  That same year, Waititi portrayed Thomas Kalmaku in the superhero film Green Lantern.  That same year, Waititi directed his first major film, Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok, which was released in October. His feature films Boy (2010) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) have each been the top-grossing New Zealand film.  That same year, Waititi wrote and directed Jojo Rabbit, based on the book Caging Skies by Christine Leunens, the 1940s-set story of a child in the Hitler Youth whose mother is secretly hiding a Jewish girl in the family home.  The song ultimately reached number three on the charts, but managed to become number one on iTunes.  He studied theatre at Victoria University of Wellington and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1997.  Waititi stated that his mother's family were Russian Jews, "mixed with a bit of Irish" and other European ancestry, while his father's side was "Māori and a little bit of French Canadian". 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He directed the first season finale episode of The Mandalorian, "Chapter 8: Redemption".  He was half of the comedy duo The Humourbeasts alongside Jemaine Clement, which received New Zealand's highest comedy accolade, the Billy T Award, in 1999. , While a student at Victoria University, Waititi was part of the five-member ensemble So You're a Man, which toured New Zealand and Australia with some success. Jojo Rabbit was nominated for six Academy Awards, winning Best Adapted Screenplay. Waititi has also been a prolific commercial director.  The series premiered on 12 November 2019; Waititi also voices a droid bounty hunter named IG-11 in the series.  The same year, Waititi wrote and directed one episode of the TV show Flight of the Conchords and was director of another. This is Waititi… Taika Waititi is a New Zealand film director, producer, screenwriter and actor who has … His most recent directing credits include the superhero film Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and the black comedy film Jojo Rabbit (2019), the latter of which he also wrote and starred in as an imaginary version of Adolf Hitler. On its release in New Zealand, Boy received enthusiastic reviews and was successful at the local box office, eclipsing several records. Waititi co-directed and starred in the horror comedy film What We Do in the Shadows (2014) with Jemaine Clement, which was adapted into a television series of the same name (2019–present).  In 2005 his short film Two Cars, One Night earned him an Academy Award nomination.  For his work on the film, Waititi received two Academy Award nominations, for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, winning the latter.  Waititi directed Tesco's "Borg," which features a comical Thor-esque character shopping in the supermarket; notably, he went on to direct Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok years later.  The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014. , His second feature, Boy, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2010, and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.
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