Directors Guild Awards 2016 Winners

by | February 6, 2016 | Comments

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2015 were announced tonight during the 68th Annual DGA Awards dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Read through for the full list of winners.

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

  • MontyCircus

    Inarritu has won back-to-back Feature Film Directors Guild awards, the first time in history that’s been done. And now only Steven Spielberg has won more (3). What’s more, “Birdman” and “The Revenant” were both enjoyable films!

  • MaxJohnson1971

    Miller deserved it.

    • ArielVronsky

      Just because he used practical effects doesn’t mean he created the new “Lawrence of Arabia”. I love MAD MAX but it’s not…a Masterpiece, Stop.

      • MaxJohnson1971

        I don’t think he deserves it because he used practical effects. I genuinely think it was a better directed film than the others.

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