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Roger Ross Williams
RogerRossWilliams
Williams at the 82nd Academy Awards Vanity Fair Post Oscar Party
2 Nominations / 1 Win
Role Director
Born April 13, 1973
South Carolina, USA
 

Roger Ross Williams is an American television news, documentary and entertainment director, producer and writer. He directed most notably Music by Prudence (2009) that won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. He is the first African American director to win an Academy Award in his category of Documentary Shorts, and the first ever African American director to win an Academy Award for directing and producing a film, short or feature. He started working in 1985 and has worked for ABC News, NBC News, MSNBC, BBC, CNN and PBS. He has produced shows for ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, Food Network, Sundance Channel, TLC, VH1 and Michael Moore’s Emmy Award winning series TV Nation.

Wins

82nd Academy Awards, 2009
Best Documentary ShortMusic by Prudence (shared with Elinor Burkett)

Nominations

82nd Academy Awards, 2009
Best Documentary ShortMusic by Prudence (shared with Elinor Burkett)
89th Academy Awards, 2016
Best Documentary FeatureLife, Animated (shared with Julie Goldman)

Videos


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