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...

Friday, Jan. 10, 2020

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel scored three Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award nominations in the television comedy series category while Game of Thrones and Watchmen earned two apiece in the dramatic series competition, highlighting the lineup of TV nods unveiled on...

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020

The five nominees for the DGA Award recognizing Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2019 are: Bong Joon Ho for Parasite, Sam Mendes for 1917, Martin Scorsese for The Irishman, Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood...

Monday, Jan. 6, 2020

MJZ leads the way with two of its directors--Fredrik Bond and Spike Jonze--scoring nominations for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2019. This marks Bond’s ninth career nomination, and Jonze’s fourth.

Jonze won the DGA Award last year for Apple’s “...

Monday, Jan. 6, 2020

The Directors Guild of America has announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series; Variety/Talk/News/Sports–-Regularly Scheduled Programming; Reality Programs; Children’s Programs; Commercials; and Documentary for 2019.

Among the...

Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2019

In recognition of the unique cultural importance of the theatrical experience to audiences and filmmakers alike, the Directors Guild of America’s National Board on Saturday unanimously approved a change to eligibility requirements for its top feature film award. Under the new rule, which will...

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019

Spike Jonze of MJZ won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials last night (2/2) during a gala ceremony at the Hollywood & Highland Center’s Ray Dolby Ballroom. Jonze topped a field of nominees which also consisted of two fellow MJZ colleagues, Steve Ayson and...

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