|1995||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Director||Leaving Las Vegas||Nominated|
|1995||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences||Best Adapted Screenplay||Leaving Las Vegas||Nominated|
|1995||Directors Guild of America||Best Director||Leaving Las Vegas||Nominated|
|1995||Hollywood Foreign Press Association||Best Director||Leaving Las Vegas||Nominated|
|1995||Independent Spirit Awards||Best Director||Leaving Las Vegas||Won|
by Scott Weinberg
I'm not exactly sure how the word "pilot" came to mean "initial episode of a TV show," but it's definitely a part of the general lexicon by now. "Did you watch that new series called People on an Island?" is what I might ask you,...