Nicolás Giacobone

Nicolás Giacobone is an Argentine writer and screenwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the 2014 film Birdman at the 87th Academy Awards in 2015.[1] He wrote a book of short stories Algún Cristo (2001), and the novel The Crossed-Out Notebook (2018).[2][3] His latest screenplay is for the film John and the Hole which was part of the official selection of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival and premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.[4][5]

Nicolás Giacobone
Years active2003–present

Personal lifeEdit

His maternal grandfather was film director Armando Bó, his uncle is actor Víctor Bó and his cousin is the fellow screenwriter Armando Bó, whom he won the Oscar with.[6]


Year Film Director Producer Writer
2010 Biutiful No No Yes
2011 El último Elvis No No Yes
2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) No Yes Yes
2015 The Revenant No Yes No
2018 Animal No No Yes
2021 John and the Hole No Yes Yes


  1. ^ Gettell, Oliver (February 22, 2015). "Oscars 2015: 'Birdman' quartet wins for original screenplay". Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  2. ^ "- Megustaleer". Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  3. ^ The Crossed-Out Notebook. September 2, 2019. ISBN 978-1-5011-9874-8.
  4. ^ "The films of the Official Selection 2020". Cannes Film Festival. June 5, 2020.
  5. ^ Debruge, Peter (January 30, 2021). "'John and the Hole' Review: Child Actor Charlie Shotwell Goes Deep in Creepy Family Portrait". Variety. Retrieved April 22, 2021.
  6. ^ "Armando Bó y Nicolás Giacobone, los otros argentinos que pelean por un Oscar" [Armando Bó and Nicolás Giacobone, the other argentines that fight for an Oscar] (in Spanish). Infobae. February 22, 2015. Retrieved February 26, 2015. The screenwriters are cousins to each other and grandsons of legendary Argentine director Armando Bó

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