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DGA Announces Nominees for Directorial Achievement in 2015

by | January 13, 2016 | Comments

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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
78%

Tom McCarthy

Spotlight
97%

Adam McKay

The Big Short
89%

George Miller

Mad Max: Fury Road
97%

Ridley Scott

The Martian
91%

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary Film

Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Meru
88%

Matthew Heineman

Cartel Land
90%

Asif Kapadia

Amy
95%

Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film

Fernando Coimbra

A Wolf at the Door
84%

Joel Edgerton

The Gift
91%

Alex Garland

Ex Machina
92%

Laszlo Nemes

Son of Saul
96%

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series

Michael Engler, “Episode 8”


Lesli Linka Glatter, “The Tradition of Hospitality”

Homeland: Season 5
88%

David Nutter, “Mother’s Mercy”

Game of Thrones: Season 5
93%

Steven Soderbergh, “Williams and Walker”

The Knick: Season 2
97%

Matthew Weiner, “Person to Person”

Mad Men: Season 7
90%

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Comedy Series

Chris Addison, “Election Night”

Veep: Season 4
100%

Louis C.K., “Sleepover”

Louie: Season 5
92%

Mike Judge, “Binding Arbitration”

Silicon Valley: Season 2
96%

Gail Mancuso, “White Christmas”

Modern Family: Season 7
67%

Jill Soloway, “Kina Hora”

Transparent: Season 2
98%

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Television Movie or Mini-Series

Angela Bassett

Whitney
47%

Laurie Collyer


Paul Haggis


Kenny Leon, Matthew Diamond

The Wiz Live!
91%

Dee Rees

Bessie
91%

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