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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
79%

Tom McCarthy

Spotlight
97%

Adam McKay

The Big Short
88%

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
89%

Matthew Heineman

Cartel Land
90%

Asif Kapadia

Amy
95%

Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film

Joel Edgerton

The Gift
92%

Alex Garland

Ex Machina
92%

Laszlo Nemes

Son of Saul
96%

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series

Michael Engler, “Episode 8”

Downton Abbey: Season 5
80%

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
89%

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%

Kenny Leon, Matthew Diamond

The Wiz Live!
91%

Dee Rees

Bessie
89%

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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