Saturday, Apr. 10, 2021

Director Chloé Zhao won the marquee honor at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards for Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures). She becomes the second woman--and the first woman of color--to earn the top DGA prize. Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman director to score the kudo for 2090’s...

Saturday, Apr. 10, 2021

The third time proved to be the charm--and historic--for director Melina Matsoukas who won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials on Saturday evening (4/10) during a virtual ceremony. On the strength of her stirring “You Love Life” for Apple’s Beats by Dr. Dre from...

Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2021

The Directors Guild of America has announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2020: Lee Isaac Chung for Minari; Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman; David Fincher for Mank; Aaron Sorkin for...

Monday, Mar. 8, 2021

Nisha Ganatra of Chelsea Pictures and Melina Matsoukas of PRETTYBIRD are among the nominees for the DGA Award recognizing Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2020. This marks the first time that two solo female directors broke through with nominations in the spotmaking...

Monday, Mar. 8, 2021

The Directors Guild of America has unveiled the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials and Documentary for 2020.

The winners will be announced at the 73rd Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, April 10, 2021, which will be a private virtual event for DGA...

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

Betty Thomas, Brian E. Frankish and Joyce Thomas have been named recipients of special DGA Awards recognizing extraordinary contributions to the Guild. The honors will be presented at the 73rd Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, April 10.

Director Thomas will receive the DGA’s 2021 Robert B....

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020

If history is any indicator, Sam Mendes has to be considered the clear frontrunner to win the Best Director Oscar after last night (1/25) taking the coveted DGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film on the strength of 1917. He topped a DGA field of nominees that also...

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020

For the second consecutive year, Spike Jonze of MJZ has won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials--this time on the strength of two entries: Med Men’s “The New Normal” from agency Mekanism; and SquareSpace’s “Dream It.”

The latter features Idris Elba lip...

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

One, two, three.

One--a number of firsts marked this year’s DGA Awards competition.

Two--a couple of those firsts saw nominees make career imprints on both the feature and commercialmaking fronts.

Three--and one director scored a rare trifecta, giving him career nods in the...

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

This year’s field of nominees for the DGA Award recognizing Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials, unveiled earlier this month (SHOOT, 1/6), is marked by career firsts--even for a pair of veteran directors, Sir Ridley Scott and Spike Jonze, who are no stranger to Guild...

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