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Rob Marshall’s films have been honored with a total of 30 Academy Award nominations and nine wins, including Best Picture. His most recent film, Mary Poppins Returns (2018), which he directed, co-wrote and produced, received four Oscar nominations, four Golden Globe nominations (including Best Picture), the National Board of Review Award for Top Ten Films, AFI’s Top Ten, the Humanitas Prize for Feature Film Family, as well as BAFTA, SAG and Critics Choice Award nominations.

His directorial achievements include the Academy Award-winning films Chicago (2002) and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005). For his work on Chicago—winner of six Oscars including Best Picture—Marshall received the Directors Guild Award, Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations, the National Board of Review Award and the New York Film Critics Online Award, both for best directorial debut, as well as the American Choreography Award. His epic film Memoirs of a Geisha was the winner of three Oscars, three BAFTA Awards and a Golden Globe. Marshall’s film version of the musical Nine (2009) was nominated for: four Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, 10 Critics Choice Awards and a SAG Award for Best Ensemble. His film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz, went on to gross over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Marshall’s screen adaption of the Sondheim musical Into the Woods (2014) starring Meryl Streep, was nominated for three Oscars, three Golden Globes (including Best Picture) and was chosen as one of AFI’s best films of the year.

Marshall executive produced, directed and choreographed the NBC television event Tony Bennett: An American Classic. He won his second Directors Guild Award for this production, as well as three Emmy Awards for Direction, Choreography and Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. He directed and choreographed Disney/ABC’s movie musical “Annie,” as part of The Wonderful World of Disney, which received 12 Emmy nominations and won the prestigious Peabody Award. For his work, he received an Emmy and an American Choreography Award. He is the recipient of the Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild, as well as the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award, the Distinguished Collaborator Award from the Costume Designers Guild and the Hamilton Award.

A six-time Tony Award nominee and George Abbott Award winner, Marshall’s stage work includes Broadway productions of CabaretLittle Me, Victor/Victoria, Damn YankeesShe Loves MeCompany and Kiss of the Spider Woman.

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