David Nutter (born 1960) is a well-known American Emmy winning television director. He first came to attention directing episodes of The X-Files. In the 1990s and 2000s he developed a reputation as 'the pilot-whisperer', as he directed sixteen pilots in a row that went to series, including Space: Above and Beyond, Millennium, Smallville, Without a Trace, Supernatural, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and The Mentalist.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, David Nutter confirmed he would be taking a break for Season 4, citing the enormous time commitment to work on the show, but hoped to return for a potential fifth season. Nutter confirmed near the end of Season 4 that he will be returning for Season 5, to direct two episodes. Nutter returned to direct the final two episodes of Season 5, "The Dance of Dragons" and "Mother's Mercy".
Nutter won the Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series 2015 Emmy Award for his work on the Season 5 finale, "Mother's Mercy".
Nutter won the award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series for his work on "Mother's Mercy" at the 2016 Director's Guild of America Awards.
|Season two credits|
|The North Remembers||The Night Lands||What is Dead May Never Die||Garden of Bones||The Ghost of Harrenhal|
|The Old Gods and the New||A Man Without Honor||The Prince of Winterfell||Blackwater||Valar Morghulis|
|Season three credits|
|Valar Dohaeris||Dark Wings, Dark Words||Walk of Punishment||And Now His Watch is Ended||Kissed by Fire|
|The Climb||The Bear and the Maiden Fair||Second Sons||The Rains of Castamere||Mhysa|
|Season five credits|
|The Wars to Come||The House of Black and White||High Sparrow||Sons of the Harpy||Kill the Boy|
|Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken||The Gift||Hardhome||The Dance of Dragons||Mother’s Mercy|