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DGA Announces 2016 Awards Schedule


Los Angeles – The Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced the schedule of key dates for the 68th Annual DGA Awards, which will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, and will be chaired by DGA President Paris Barclay. Actor Jane Lynch will return as host for the third year in a row.

At the 68th Annual DGA Awards, the inaugural award for a brand new category, First-Time Feature Film Director, will be presented. Introduced by Steven Spielberg in a surprise announcement during last year’s ceremony, the new award will recognize the outstanding directorial achievement of a first-time feature film director. Details and eligibility criteria will be announced in September.

Feature Film and First-Time Feature Film nominees will be announced on January 12, 2016 and Television, Commercial, and Documentary nominees will be announced on January 13, 2016.

DGA members will be able to vote online between December 2, 2015 – January 11, 2016 for Feature Film Nominations; between December 14, 2015 – January 11, 2016 for Television Nominations in five categories; and between January 12, 2016 – February 5, 2016 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.  

As previously announced, BMW is returning for the third year as the Exclusive Automotive Sponsor of the 68th Annual DGA Awards.

Complete DGA Awards Schedule

FEATURE FILM AWARD


Online voting for Feature Film Nominations opens

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Deadline to vote online for Feature Film Nominations

Monday, January 11, 2016

Announce Five Feature Film Nominees

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Online voting for Feature Film Award opens

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Membership Screening of Five Nominated Feature Films

Mon-Fri, January 18-22, 2016

Deadline to vote online for Feature Film Award

Friday, February 5, 2016


TELEVISION AWARDS


Entry Forms for TV & Commercials available online

Monday, October 5, 2015

Deadline for Submitting Television and Commercials entries

Friday, December 4, 2015

Online voting for Television Nominations opens

Monday, December 14, 2015

Deadline to vote online for Television Nominations

Monday, January 11, 2016

Announce All Television and Commercials Nominees

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR AWARD


Entry Form for First-Time Feature Film Director available online

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Submissions:
 

For First-Time Feature Film Director entries with a theatrical release or broadcast during the period of January 1 through September 30, 2015


Friday, October 9, 2015


For First-Time Feature Film Director entries with a theatrical release or broadcast during the period of October 1 through December 31, 2015


Friday, November 13, 2015

Announce First-Time Feature Film Director Nominees

Tueday, January 12, 2016


DOCUMENTARY AWARD


Entry Form for Documentary available online

Wedneday, September 9, 2015

Documentary Entry Forms and DVD Submissions:  

For Documentary entries with a theatrical release or broadcast during the period of January 1 through September 30, 2015


Monday, October 5, 2015


For Documentary entries with a theatrical release or broadcast during the period of October 1 through December 31, 2015


Monday, November 2, 2015

Announce Documentary Nominees

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


68th ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER


Email Dinner Reservation Forms

Friday, December 4, 2015

Deadline for returning all Dinner Reservation Forms

Friday, January 29, 2016

DGA Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

Saturday, February 6, 2016


 
About the DGA:

In the 79 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 16,000 directors and members of the directorial team working in film, television, commercials, new media and other audiovisual media.

About BMW Group In America:

BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 146 BMW motorcycle retailers, 122 MINI passenger car dealers, and 35 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at: www.bmwgroupna.com.

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Contact
For General Information:

Elisabeth Jones
Awards Administrator
310-289-2038
EJones@dga.org
For Press Inquiries:

Lily Bedrossian
Director of Media Relations
310-289-5334
lbedrossian@dga.org
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