The Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced the schedule of key dates for the 70th Annual DGA Awards, which will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Feature Film and First-Time Feature Film nominees will be announced on January 11, 2018 and Television, Commercial, and Documentary nominees will be announced on January 10, 2018.

DGA members will be able to vote online between November 29, 2017 – January 10, 2018 for Feature Film Nominations; between December 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 for Television Nominations in five categories; and between January 11, 2018 – February 2, 2018 for the Feature Film Award. All voting will continue to take place online. The DGA will also continue to allow Feature Film screeners to be distributed to members for Awards consideration. The complete schedule of key dates is included below.  

BMW is returning for the fifth year as the Exclusive Automotive Sponsor of the 70th Annual DGA Awards. 

Complete DGA Awards Schedule:


Online voting for Feature Film Nominations opens                                                    Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Deadline to vote online for Feature Film Nominations                                               Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Announce Five Feature Film Nominees                                                                      Thursday, January 11, 2018

Online  voting for Feature Film Award opens                                                             Thursday, January 11, 2018         

Membership Screenings of Five Nominated Feature Films                                          Mon-Fri, January 15-19, 2018

Deadline to vote online for Feature Film Award                                                         Friday, February 2, 2018



Entry Forms for TV & Commercials available online                                                   Monday, October 2, 2017           

Deadline for submitting Television and Commercials entries                                     Friday, December 1, 2017   

Online voting for Television Nominations opens                                                        Monday, December 11, 2017    

Deadline to vote online for Television Nominations                                                   Monday, January 8, 2018  

Announce all Television and Commercial Nominees                                                  Wednesday, January 10, 2018



Entry Forms for First-Time Feature Film Director available online                            Tuesday, September 5, 2017     

For First-Time Feature Director entries with a theatrical release

during the period of Jan. 1 through Sept. 30, 2017, the deadline is:                        Friday, October 6, 2017            

For First-Time Feature Director entries with a theatrical release

during the period of Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2017, the deadline is:                        Friday, November 10, 2017 

Announce Five First-Time Feature Film Director Nominees                                     Thursday, January 11, 2018



Entry Form for Documentary available online                                                          Wednesday, September 6, 2017

For Documentary entries with a theatrical release or broadcast

during the period of Jan. 1 through Sept. 30, 2017, the deadline is:                        Monday, October 2, 2017

For Documentary entries with a theatrical release or broadcast

during the period of Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2017, the deadline is:                        Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Announce Documentary Nominees                                                                          Wednesday, January 10, 2018



Dinner Reservation Forms Available                                                                        Friday, December 1, 2017   

Deadline for returning all Dinner Reservation Forms                                               Friday, January 26, 2018  

DGA Awards Dinner, Beverly Hilton Hotel                                                                Saturday, February 3, 2018


About the DGA
In the 81 years since its founding in 1936, the DGA has fought for the economic and creative rights of its members; protected their ability to financially benefit from the reuse of their work; established strong pension and health plans; and established jurisdiction in new technologies and distribution platforms.  Today we represent nearly 17,000 directors and members of the directorial team working in film, television, commercials, new media and other audiovisual media.

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