Two-time Academy Award®-winning director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne will receive the prestigious Eva Monley Award because he understands the power of good locations to enhance his story telling. Payne’s distinguished work includes the revered films Nebraska, The Descendants, Sideways, About Schmidt and Election.

Payne’s latest film, Nebraska, was nominated this year for six Oscars®. For his work on The Descendants, Payne received an Academy Award® and two nominations. He also won a Writers Guild Award, a Golden Globe nomination, two BAFTA nominations, an AFI Award, a Directors Guild nomination, an Independent Spirit Award and nomination, in addition to numerous other awards.

For Sideways, Payne’s many accolades include an Academy Award® and nomination. Among Payne’s many awards, he won a Golden Globe®, a BAFTA Award, a Directors Guild nomination, a Writers Guild Award and an Independent Spirit Award and nomination.