Though the 32-year-old faced tough competition in the form of Denis Villeneuve for Arrival, Barry Jenkins for Moonlight, Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea, and Garth Davis for Lion, he had no trouble winning over voters and is now a clear favorite as we inch closer to the Oscars. It’s well earned, too, as La La Land is truly an incredible film and Chazelle deserves all the praise he’s getting for it.
The win bodes well for Chazelle’s chances at the Academy Awards, as the DGA winner has went on to receive the Best Director Oscar on all but seven occasions.
Other winners on the night includes Garth Davis (First Time Feature Film Director for Lion), Ezra Edelman (Documentary for O.J.: Made in America), Miguel Sapochnik (Dramatic Series for Game of Thrones), Becky Martin (Comedy Series for Veep) and Steven Zaillian (Movies for Television and Miniseries for The Night Of).
Check out a full list of the winners here…
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film
Damien Chazelle – “La La Land”
Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director
Garth Davis – “Lion”
La La Land continued its charmed run through awards season, this time at the Directors Guild of America Awards. There, Damien Chazelle claimed the top prize, winning Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for the modern-day musical about two aspiring artists falling in love.
The recognition comes hot off of star Emma Stone picking up the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role and the film’s top honors at the PGA Awards and record-breaking seven Golden Globe wins, among other awards season accolades. Not to mention,
Stranger Things, Westworld and Game of Thrones all make the list, along with Donald Glover’s Atlanta showing up in the comedy category.
The full list of nominations follow…
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series
The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things, “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers”
Ryan Murphy, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, “From the Ashes of Tragedy”
John Singleton, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, “The Race Card”
Jonathan Nolan, Westword, “The Original”
Miguel Sapochnik, Game of Thrones, “The Battle of the Bastards”
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series
Alec Berg, Silicon Valley, “Daily Active Users”
Mike Judge, Silicon Valley,
This year’s ceremony takes place on February 4 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Full list of nominees below:
Read More: 2016 Producers Guild Awards TV Nominations: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Atlanta’ and ‘Westworld’ All Land Nods
The Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things,” “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers”
Ryan Murphy, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “From the Ashes of Tragedy”
Jonathan Nolan, “Westworld,” “The Original”
Miguel Sapochnik, “Game of Thrones,” “The Battle of the Bastards”
John Singleton, “The People v.
Here's the complete list of winners of the DGA awards and right after the jump, check out my interview with Cuaron for "Gravity" that we conducted back in October. Oh, and take a look at my interview with the lovely Sandra Bullock as well.
Winner: Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity")
Paul Greengrass ("Captain Phillips")
Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave")
David O. Russell ("American Hustle")
Martin Scorsese ("The Wolf of Wall Street
“This is truly an honor and I am humbled by it,” Cuarón said to the audience of his peers after last year’s winner Ben Affleck presented him with the award. But Gravity was not the work of just one mind, and no one knows that more keenly than Cuarón. “Directing is about the work of your collaborators,
Winners will be announced at the DGA Awards dinner on Feb. 25. Check out all the film nominees here, and the full list of TV nominees below:
Movies For Television And Mini-series
Stephen Frears, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
David Mamet. Phil Spector
Beth McCarthy-miller and Rob Ashford, The Sound of Music Live!
Nelson McCormick, Killing Kennedy
Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra
Typically, the winner of the DGA Award goes on to collect the Oscar for Best Director, but with Affleck losing out on an Academy Award nomination to Michael Haneke (Amour), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) and David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), the two awards will differ for only the seventh time in history, and the first since 2002 when Roman Polanski won the Oscar for The Pianist after Rob Marshall had
Ben Affleck claimed the Directors Guild of America Award for Argo on Saturday in Hollywood’s latest thumb-in-the-eye to the small group of filmmakers in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who failed to nominate him for an Oscar.
“I worked really, really hard to become the best director I could be, by putting in as hours as I can, and banging my head against a wall, berating myself, lying to myself about whether it’s going to work,” Affleck told the crowd, never mentioning the snub. “Basically, I got to a
Michael Cuesta, Showtime’s Homeland, “The Choice”
Jennifer Getzinger, AMC’s Mad Men, “A Little Kiss”
Lesli Linka Glatter, Showtime’s Homeland, “Q&A”
Rian Johnson, AMC’s Breaking Bad, “Fifty-One”
Greg Mottola, HBO’s The Newsroom, “We Just Decided To”
Louis C.K., FX’s Louie, “New Year’s Eve”
Mark Cendrowski, CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, “The Date Night Variable”
Rookie Blue looks fairly interesting, and Secret Millionaire did pretty well before, so we’ve got that at least. Keep a close eye on Trust Us With Your Life, and mark your calendars. The odd spin on improv comedy could be hilarious.
Check out the rundown below.
Thursday, May 24:
8:00-10:00 p.m. “Duets” (series premiere) 10:00-11:00 p.m. “Rookie Blue”
Sunday, June 3:
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Secret Millionaire” 9:00-11:00 p.m. “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition“
Thursday, June 28:
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Wipeout”
Tuesday, July 10:
Hosted by Kelsey Grammer, the DGA also honored Ed Sherin with the 2012 Honorary Life Member Award, Katy Garretson with the 2012 Frank Capra Achievement Award, and Dennis Mazzocco with the 2012 Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award.
It is now safe to bet that Hazanavicius will win the Best Director Award Oscar!
Here's the complete list of winners and nominees of the 2012 Directors Guild of America Awards (to check winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, visit our Awards Avenue coverage right here)
Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Feature Film
*Winner Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
?The caliber of work being done on television these days is incredible, and our director nominees in each category are an indispensable element to the success of every project — establishing and enhancing the vision and tone, eliciting outstanding performances and furthering the narrative arc through their creative choices,? said Hackford. ?That they are able to create excellence regardless of obstacles like tighter schedules and in an environment in which audiences have more entertainment options to choose from — is a true testament to the importance of directorial skill in television.?
The winners will be announced at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.
Movies For Television And Mini-series
The nominees for the Directors Guild
There is no word yet on what reruns ABC will be airing or what canceled shows they'll be burning off, but until then, you can check out the press release below that gives detailed descriptions of each show as well as premiere dates/times.
What will you be watching this summer on ABC?
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