A scene from Juno

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Jason Reitman (Juno) 

First-time OscarĀ® nominee Jason Reitman has only directed two feature films, but he's no stranger to Hollywood. Growing up, it was his father, Ivan Reitman, who received recognition as the director of hilarious hits like Ghostbusters and Stripes.

In 2005, Jason directed his first feature, Thank You for Smoking, which was nominated for two Golden GlobesĀ®. After this early success, Jason teamed up with screenwriter Diablo Cody to bring Juno to audiences. This offbeat comedy tells the story of Juno McGuff, an eccentric teenager who gets pregnant and decides to give the baby to a seemingly perfect, well-to-do couple who is anxious to adopt.

Jason's film won two Critic's Choice Awards and is nominated for four Oscars.