DGA Announces Nominees for Directorial Achievement in 2015

by | January 13, 2016 | Comments

The Directors Guild of America announced today the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Documentary Film. The announcement comes out one day after the Film nominations, that included a new category recognizing the achievement of first-time feature film directors. Read through for the full list.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film

Alejandro G, Iñárritu

The Revenant

Tom McCarthy


Adam McKay

The Big Short

George Miller

Mad Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott

The Martian

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary Film

Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi


Matthew Heineman

Cartel Land

Asif Kapadia


Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film

Joel Edgerton

The Gift

Alex Garland

Ex Machina

Laszlo Nemes

Son of Saul

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series

Michael Engler, “Episode 8”

Downton Abbey: Season 5

Lesli Linka Glatter, “The Tradition of Hospitality”

Homeland: Season 5

David Nutter, “Mother’s Mercy”

Game of Thrones: Season 5

Steven Soderbergh, “Williams and Walker”

The Knick: Season 2

Matthew Weiner, “Person to Person”

Mad Men: Season 7

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Comedy Series

Chris Addison, “Election Night”

Veep: Season 4

Louis C.K., “Sleepover”

Louie: Season 5

Mike Judge, “Binding Arbitration”

Silicon Valley: Season 2

Gail Mancuso, “White Christmas”

Modern Family: Season 7

Jill Soloway, “Kina Hora”

Transparent: Season 2

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Television Movie or Mini-Series

Angela Bassett


Kenny Leon, Matthew Diamond

The Wiz Live!

Dee Rees


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs

  • BRADY CONNELL, The Great Christmas Light Fight, “Episode 304”
  • KEN FUCHS, Shark Tank, “702”
  • STEVE HRYNIEWICZ, Cutthroat Kitchen, “Superstar Sabotage Finale: It’s Raining Ramen”
  • BERTRAM VAN MUNSTER, The Amazing Race, “Bring the Fun, Baby!”
  • ADAM VETRI, Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, “God of War”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regular

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

  • voiceofreason

    I’d swap out Adam McKay for Todd Haynes, but whatever. Neither will win anyway.

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