Cosmique Movie Awards
Birth: May 14, 1971 (New York, New York)
Selected Awards and Honors:
Sofia Coppola followed up her first film, The Virgin Suicides, by writing, directing, and producing Lost in Translation. The film allowed her to win directing nominations at all of the big awards (Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Directors Guild of America, and the Academy Awards), giving her a celebrity status as the third woman, and the first American woman, to earn an Oscar nomination for directing. Lost in Translation also did well enough at the Cosmos to give her an easy nomination here as well, the first nomination for a female director in the awards' short history. But although Lost in Translation proved to be popular among Cosmo voters, it could not withstand Peter Jackson and The Return of the King juggernaut. Sofia can nevertheless take solace in the fact that Cosmo voters considered her to have penned the best screenplay.