The Directors Guild of America held their 69th annual awards on Saturday, February 4, honoring achievements in directorial work in film and television. All five of the feature film nominees this year were first-time nominees, and La La Land‘s Damien Chazelle ultimately emerged with the trophy. On the TV side, HBO came up big, winning awards in the Dramatic Series , Comedy Series, and Television Movie or Mini-Series. Read on for the full list of winners.


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film

Damien Chazelle

La La Land
91%

Garth Davis

Lion
84%

Barry Jenkins

Moonlight
98%

Kenneth Lonergan

Manchester by the Sea
96%

Denis Villeneuve

Arrival
94%

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a First-Time Feature Film

Garth Davis

Lion
84%

Kelly Fremon Craig

The Edge of Seventeen
94%

Tim Miller

Deadpool
85%

Dan Trachtenberg

10 Cloverfield Lane
90%

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series

The Duffer Brothers, “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers”

Stranger Things: Season 1
97%

Jonathan Nolan, “The Original”

Westworld: Season 1
87%

Miguel Sapochnik, “The Battle of the Bastards”

Game of Thrones: Season 6
94%

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Comedy Series

Alec Berg, “Daily Active Users”

Silicon Valley: Season 3
100%

Donald Glover, “B.A.N.”

Atlanta: Season 1
97%

Mike Judge, “Founder Friendly”

Silicon Valley: Season 3
100%

Becky Martin, “Inauguration”

Veep: Season 5
94%

Dale Stern, “Mother”

Veep: Season 5
94%

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Television Movie or Mini-Series

Raymond De Felitta

Madoff: Season 1
68%

Thomas Kail (Directed), Alex Rudzinski (Live Television Direction)

Grease: Live!
92%

Kenny Leon (Directed),Alex Rudzinski (Live Television Direction)

Hairspray Live!
76%

Jay Roach

All the Way
87%

Steven Zaillian

The Night Of: Miniseries
94%

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming


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

  • Jeff Foley, Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 – The Best is Yet to Come
  • Tim Mancinelli, The Late Late Show with James Corden, “The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special”
  • Linda Mendoza, Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House
  • Paul Myers, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, “A Very Special Full Frontal Special”
  • Glenn Weiss, The 70th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs

  • Ken Fuchs, Shark Tank, “801”
  • John Gonzalez, Live PD, “Episode Five”
  • Brian Smith, Strong, “Welcome to Strong”
  • J. Rupert Thompson, American Grit, “The Finale – Over the Falls”
  • Bertram Van Munster, The Amazing Race, “We’re Only Doing Freaky Stuff Today”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs

  • Liz Allen, The Kicks, “Pilot”
  • Alethea Jones, “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, “Gortimer and the Jacks of All Trades”
  • Michael Lembeck, A Nutcracker Christmas
  • Tina Mabry, An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has To Win
  • John Schultz, Adventures in Babysitting

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Ezra Edelman

O.J.: Made in America
100%

Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg

Weiner
97%

Roger Ross Williams

Life, Animated
94%

The Directors Guild of America announced today the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film and First-Time Feature. Read through for the full list of nominees, including the Television and Documentary Film nominations, revealed yesterday. The 69th Annual DGA Awards will be celebrated on February 4.


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film

Damien Chazelle

La La Land
91%

Garth Davis

Lion
84%

Barry Jenkins

Moonlight
98%

Kenneth Lonergan

Manchester by the Sea
96%

Denis Villeneuve

Arrival
94%

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a First-Time Feature Film

Garth Davis

Lion
84%

Kelly Fremon Craig

The Edge of Seventeen
94%

Tim Miller

Deadpool
85%

Dan Trachtenberg

10 Cloverfield Lane
90%

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series

The Duffer Brothers, “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers”

Stranger Things: Season 1
97%

Jonathan Nolan, “The Original”

Westworld: Season 1
87%

Miguel Sapochnik, “The Battle of the Bastards”

Game of Thrones: Season 6
94%

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Comedy Series

Alec Berg, “Daily Active Users”

Silicon Valley: Season 3
100%

Donald Glover, “B.A.N.”

Atlanta: Season 1
97%

Mike Judge, “Founder Friendly”

Silicon Valley: Season 3
100%

Becky Martin, “Inauguration”

Veep: Season 5
94%

Dale Stern, “Mother”

Veep: Season 5
94%

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Television Movie or Mini-Series

Raymond De Felitta


Thomas Kail (Directed), Alex Rudzinski (Live Television Direction)

Grease: Live!
92%

Kenny Leon (Directed),Alex Rudzinski (Live Television Direction)

Hairspray Live!
76%

Jay Roach

All the Way
87%

Steven Zaillian

Tyrant: Season 1
58%

 


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming


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

  • Jeff Foley, Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 – The Best is Yet to Come
  • Tim Mancinelli, The Late Late Show with James Corden, “The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special”
  • Linda Mendoza, Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House
  • Paul Myers, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, “A Very Special Full Frontal Special”
  • Glenn Weiss, The 70th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs

  • Ken Fuchs, Shark Tank, “801”
  • John Gonzalez, Live PD, “Episode Five”
  • Brian Smith, Strong, “Welcome to Strong”
  • J. Rupert Thompson, American Grit, “The Finale – Over the Falls”
  • Bertram Van Munster, The Amazing Race, “We’re Only Doing Freaky Stuff Today”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs

  • Liz Allen, The Kicks, “Pilot”
  • Alethea Jones, “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, “Gortimer and the Jacks of All Trades”
  • Michael Lembeck, A Nutcracker Christmas
  • Tina Mabry, An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has To Win
  • John Schultz, Adventures in Babysitting

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Ezra Edelman

O.J.: Made in America
100%

Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg

Weiner
97%

Roger Ross Williams

Life, Animated
94%

 

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
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%

Kenny Leon, Matthew Diamond

The Wiz Live!
91%

Dee Rees

Bessie
90%

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

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%

Kenny Leon, Matthew Diamond

The Wiz Live!
91%

Dee Rees

Bessie
90%

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

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