William "Bill" Couturié is a film director and producer, best known for the Academy Award-winning documentary Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt that he produced and his multi-Emmy-Award-winning film Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, which he wrote, produced, and directed. Couturié was an early collaborator of filmmaker John Korty, working on his 1983 animated feature, Twice Upon a Time alongside George Lucas. He recently co-produced and directed the film Guru of Go, a documentary for the ESPN 30 for 30 series about Paul Westhead' s unorthodox fast break basketball offense at Loyola Marymount University called "The System" featuring Gregory "Bo" Kimble and the late Hank Gathers.
|2005||Emmy||Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking||Nominated|
|1993||Emmy||Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming||Won|
|1992||Oscar||Best Documentary, Short Subjects||Nominated|
|1990||Oscar||Best Documentary, Features||Won|
|1988||Emmy||Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming||Won|
|1988||Emmy||Outstanding Informational Special||Won|