2019 Directors Guild Awards Winners Announced

Alfonso Cuarón wins the top prize at the Directors Guild Awards for Roma.

by | February 2, 2019 | Comments

The Directors Guild of America held the 71st Annual DGA Awards on Saturday at the Hollywood and Highland Center’s Ray Dolby Ballroom. Alfonso Cuarón took home the top prize for Roma, while Eighth Grade director Bo Burnham caused something of an upset, winning the First-Time Feature award over A Star Is Born director Bradley Cooper. In a season that has been split for the major awards, all eyes were on the DGA to provide some clearer indications for which film might reign supreme on Oscar night. What does Roma’s win mean for the Oscars? Well, Academy members and DGA members seem to share the same tastes: nine of the last 10 DGA winners went on to claim the Best Director Oscar and seven went on to win Best Picture.

Follow along with all the winners of the season with our Awards Leaderboard. The full list of DGA winners and nominations are listed below.

Feature Film

Bradley Cooper

A Star Is Born

Alfonso Cuarón


Peter Farrelly

Green Book

Spike Lee


Adam McKay


First-Time Feature Film

Bo Burnham

Eighth Grade

Bradley Cooper

A Star Is Born

Carlos López Estrada


Matthew Heineman

A Private War

Boots Riley

Sorry to Bother You

Dramatic Series

Jason Bateman, “Reparations”

Ozark: Season 2

Lesli Linka Glatter, “Paean to the People”

Homeland: Season 7

Chris Long, “START”

The Americans: Season 6

Adam McKay, “Celebration”

Succession: Season 1

Daina Reid, “Holly”

The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2

Comedy Series

Donald Glover, “FUBU”

Atlanta: Robbin' Season

Bill Hader, “Chapter One: Make Your Mark”

Barry: Season 1

Hiro Murai, “Teddy Perkins”

Atlanta: Robbin' Season

Daniel Palladino, “We’re Going to the Catskills!”

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 2

Amy Sherman-Palladino, “All Alone”

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 2

Movies for Television / Limited Series

Cary Joji Fukunaga


David Leveaux, Alex Rudzinski

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Barry Levinson


Ben Stiller

Escape at Dannemora

Jean-Marc Vallée

Sharp Objects


Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin

Free Solo

Betsy West, Julie Cohen


Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

  • Paul G. Casey – Real Time with Bill Maher, “#1633”
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, Nathan Fielder, Daniel Gray Longino, Dan Mazer – Who Is America?, “Episode 102”
  • Jim Hoskinson – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, “#480”
  • Don Roy King – Saturday Night Live, “Adam Driver; Kanye West” – WINNER
  • Paul Pennolino – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, “Episode 502 – Italian Election”

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

  • The 60th Grammy Awards – WINNER
  • The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2018
  • Bill Maher: Live from Oklahoma
  • Steve Martin & Martin Short – “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life”
  • The 72nd Annual Tony Awards

Reality Programs

  • Better Late Than Never, “How Do You Say Roots in German?”
  • Iron Chef Gauntlet, “Episode 201”
  • American Ninja Warrior, “Miami City Qualifiers”
  • The Final Table, “Japan” – WINNER
  • The Amazing Race, “It’s Just a Million Dollars, No Pressure”

Children’s Programs

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events, “Hostile Hospital: Part 1”
  • Sesame Street, “When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special” – WINNER
  • The Dangerous Book for Boys, “How to Walk on the Moon”
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events, “The Vile Village: Part 1”
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events, “The Ersatz Elevator: Part 1”

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