Nominee 2022

George Carlin’s American Dream

Apatow/Rise Films Production in association with Pulse Films (HBO Max)

This two-part documentary from Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio illustrates how legendary comedian George Carlin evolved from late-night-standup hack to a wordsmith, a countercultural hero, and, ultimately, a truth-teller who used dark humor to illuminate key issues of our time like sexual assault and climate change. Archival footage of Carlin himself, as well as extraordinary access to his diaries and letters, helps to paint a complete portrait of a man who wouldn’t settle for anything less than expressing his authentic voice.


Executive Producer/Director/Editor: Teddy Leifer, Judd Apatow, Michael Bonfiglio, Jerry Hamza, Kelly Carlin, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, Joseph Beshenkovsky, Thomas Benki, Marisa Clifford. Associative Producer/Producer: Amanda Glaze, Wayne Federman. Cinematography: Matt Bass. Sound/Music: Jeff Morrow, Bobby Mackston.