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The Directors Guild of America rewards Damien Chazelle for “La La Land”

Over the weekend, a trio of big precursors announced their winners. Specifically, it was late Saturday night and the precursors in question were the Directors Guild of America, the American Society of Cinematographers, and the Annie Awards. They continue to move this season along towards its end point. There’s still some big precursors coming our way, though these were notable in their own right, especially DGA, which is one of the biggest each season. Two of the three went as expected, while one provided an upset. Read on to see which was which, and sit tight for more precursors in the final days and weeks before the big show… Of main note were Damien Chazelle continuing his all but undefeated run with a win at the DGA awards. He’s now all but a lock in Best Director at the Oscars. The Asc result was a bit surprising though,
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La La Land And Game Of Thrones Win Big At The Director’s Guild Of America Awards

Awards season is really starting to heat up now with the Oscars on the horizon. They’ll take place on February 26th and a clear frontrunner is beginning to emerge in the form of La La Land. The film has been cleaning up for a while and last night, it snagged another big prize, as director Damien Chazelle took home the top honor (Best Feature Film) at the Director’s Guild of America Awards.

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.

Meanwhile,
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La La Land’s Damien Chazelle leads 2017 DGA Awards winners

La La Land continued its march towards its expected Oscar success last night as the Directors Guild of America honoured Damien Chazelle with Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film at the 69th DGA Awards.

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

Outstanding
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Damien Chazelle Wins DGA Award for La La Land

Damien Chazelle Wins DGA Award for La La Land
This article originally appeared on Entertainment Weekly.

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,
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Stranger Things and Westworld land 2017 DGA TV Awards nominations

It’s that time of year, the time of year where the awards and awards nominations for TV and film are being announced in droves. Today is no different as the Directors Guild of America has just announced their 2017 TV nominations.

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,
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2016 Directors Guild of America Documentary and TV Nominations: The Year of O.J. Continues

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2016 Directors Guild of America Documentary and TV Nominations: The Year of O.J. Continues
The Directors Guild of America has announced the nominees in the documentary and television categories for this year’s DGA Awards, with O.J. Simpson present in both fields: “O.J.: Made in America” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” both picked up nods. Other contenders include “Atlanta,” “Westworld” and “The Eagle Huntress.” The feature film nominees, meanwhile, are scheduled to be announced tomorrow.

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

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”

Jonathan Nolan, “Westworld,” “The Original”

Miguel Sapochnik, “Game of Thrones,” “The Battle of the Bastards”

John Singleton, “The People v.
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Kellan Lutz-Hosted Competition Series ‘Bullseye’ to Debut Next Month on Fox (Video)

Kellan Lutz-Hosted Competition Series ‘Bullseye’ to Debut Next Month on Fox (Video)
Think you’re up to Herculean standards? The new Fox reality competition series “Bullseye” will challenge that merit when it premieres next month, hosted by Hercules himself, “Twilight” actor Kellen Lutz. (Apologies to Kevin Sorbo, Lou Ferrigno and The Rock.) Comedian Godrey — A.K.A. the “7Up Guy” — is set to co-host the summer series, which comes from “Wipeout” and “Fear Factor” producers Endemol Shine North America. Jon Kroll and Scott Larsen serve as executive producers. Kevin Wehrenberg, J. Rupert Thompson and Shye Sutherland are co-executive producers. The show will see four men and four women test their bodies and brains in three “ultimate.
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A Big Congrats to Directors Guild Winner -- Alfonso Cuaron!

Woot woot! My pick to win Best Director at the Oscars took home the Feature Film trophy at the recently concluded Directors Guild of America awards. And it's truly deserving! Cuaron defied gravity, yes pun intended, to create "Gravity," a movie grounded in sci-fi realism that many directors before him (including James Cameron) were saying that it would be hard to do. But Cuaron did it, and did it extremely well! So hats off to "Gravity" and Cuaron's direction!

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.

Feature Film:

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
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Directors Guild Awards: Alfonso Cuaron wins for 'Gravity'

Directors Guild Awards: Alfonso Cuaron wins for 'Gravity'
Updated: Gravity does not seem to be falling on the awards circuit. Alfonso Cuarón walked away with the top honor at the Directors Guild of America Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles, beating out Martin Scorsese, David O. Russell, Paul Greengrass, and Steve McQueen.

“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,
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Directors Guild TV nominations: Bryan Cranston nominated for 'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family'

Directors Guild TV nominations: Bryan Cranston nominated for 'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family'
Now that Breaking Bad is over, Bryan Cranston can pursue his side career full-time. The actor picked up two Directors Guild television nominations on Thursday: one for directing an episode of Bb, and one for Modern Family.

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

Dramatic Series

Bryan Cranston,
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Ben Affleck wins the DGA Award for Argo

After tasting Golden Globe, PGA and SAG Award success, Ben Affleck's acclaimed CIA thriller Argo has now sealed its status as the front-runner for Best Picture at this month's Oscars, with the Director's Guild of America honouring Affleck with the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Films at the 65th annual DGA Awards, which took place last night at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

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
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Ben Affleck wins Directors Guild Award for 'Argo'

Ben Affleck wins Directors Guild Award for 'Argo'
Some people can win for losing.

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
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DGA Awards TV noms include Lena Dunham, Louis C.K, and Bryan Cranston

DGA Awards TV noms include Lena Dunham, Louis C.K, and Bryan Cranston
Today, the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees for TV and commercials. Some of the shows involved are predictable (Homeland, Mad Men, Louie, Girls), while others aren’t (check out that Reality category!). The list:

Dramatic Series:

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”

Comedy Series:

Louis C.K., FX’s Louie, “New Year’s Eve”

Mark Cendrowski, CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, “The Date Night Variable”

Bryan Cranston,
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ABC adds more Wipeout

Wipeout renewed for sixth season Hosts John Henson, John Anderson and Jill Wagner are set to return for a sixth season of the unscripted series, reports Variety. Matt Kunitz, creator and executive producer of the show said that he is "thrilled that we will hit a major milestone in our sixth season, our 100th episode. We'll be celebrating all season long with brand new over-the-top courses and the return of Jill Wagner to the Wipeout family." The show from Endemol USA is executive produced by Kunitz and Scott Larsen while J. Rupert Thompson, Kevin Wehrenberg and Trice Barto serve as co-executive producers.
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ABC adds more Wipeout

Wipeout renewed for sixth season Hosts John Henson, John Anderson and Jill Wagner are set to return for a sixth season of the unscripted series, reports Variety. Matt Kunitz, creator and executive producer of the show said that he is "thrilled that we will hit a major milestone in our sixth season, our 100th episode. We'll be celebrating all season long with brand new over-the-top courses and the return of Jill Wagner to the Wipeout family." The show from Endemol USA is executive produced by Kunitz and Scott Larsen while J. Rupert Thompson, Kevin Wehrenberg and Trice Barto serve as co-executive producers.
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ABC Announces Summer 2012 Schedule – Duets, Secret Millionaire, Rookie Blue, And More

ABC announced their summer offering schedule, though the big kick is coming as early May 14th with The Bachelorette. New and returning shows are likely to get a fair amount of marketing love, as summer programming, especially with the influx of cable hotlist shows, has taken off over the last few years.

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:

9:00-10:00 p.
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Michel Hazanavicius/The Artist, James Marsh/Project Nim: DGA Award Winners

Michel Hazanavicius, 2011 DGA winner Tom Hooper (The King's Speech), DGA Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Feature Film * Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris David Fincher, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Alexander Payne, The Descendants Martin Scorsese, Hugo Documentary Film * James Marsh, Project Nim Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory Steve James,The Interrupters Richard Press, Bill Cunningham New York Martin Scorsese, George Harrison: Living in the Material World Movies For Television And Mini-series * Jon Cassar, The Kennedys (Reelz Channel) Jeff Bleckner, Hallmark Hall of Fame, Beyond the Blackboard (CBS) Stephen Gyllenhaal, Girl Fight (Lifetime) Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston, Penelope Spheeris, Alicia Keys, Patty Jenkins, Five (Lifetime) Michael Stevens, Thurgood (HBO) Dramatic Series * Patty Jenkins, The Killing, “Pilot” (AMC) Michael Cuesta, Homeland, “Pilot” (Showtime) Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad, “Face Off” (AMC) Tim Van Patten, Game of Thrones, “Winter is Coming” (Pilot) (HBO) Michael Waxman, Friday Night Lights,
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Michel Hazanavicius Wins 2012 DGA Award for "The Artist!" Check Complete List of Winners!

Michel Hazanavicius was the big winner at the 64th annual Directors Guild of America Awards. The director of the fantastic black-and-white silent film "The Artist" took home the award for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film category. Jon Cassar of "The Kennedys" received the 2012 DGA Award for the category of Movies for Television and Mini-Series.

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

David Fincher,
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DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2011

HollywoodNews.com:Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2011.

?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.

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Movies For Television And Mini-series

The nominees for the Directors Guild
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ABC Unveils Summer 2011 Schedule

ABC has announced the original programming it will be featuring during the summer of 2011. If you're a fan of reality TV, you're in luck, because the alphabet has new episodes of Wipeout, Bachelor Pad, and The Bachelorette coming down the pipeline, as well as a new show about karaoke, two Amazing Race-ish challenge shows, a new Extreme Makeover spinoff, and a game show built around people exiting a game show. Joining the mostly unscripted line-up, which can be found on Tuesdays and Thursdays, will be the second season of Rookie Blue and military hospital drama The Hot Zone.

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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