October 10, 2011
NEW YORK, NY - DGA President Taylor Hackford today announced the host and presenters for the eighth Directors Guild of America Honors, to be held at the DGA Theater in New York City on Thursday, October 13, 2011 and followed by an after-party at Nobu 57.
Comedian, actor, talk-show host and author Richard Belzer will serve as the event’s Master of Ceremonies. Belzer returns for his thirteenth season as Detective John Munch on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, after first portraying Munch on NBC’s critically acclaimed drama series Homicide: Life on the Street for seven years. He previously hosted DGA Honors in 2002, 2003 and 2008.
Following is a list of confirmed presenters:
Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada, Julie & Julia) will present to Director/Writer/Producer Nora Ephron (You’ve Got Mail, Julie & Julia);
Helen Mirren (The Queen, The Debt) and DGA First Vice President Paris Barclay (In Treatment, Sons of Anarchy) will present to U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT);
DGA President Taylor Hackford (An Officer and a Gentleman, Ray) and DGA National Executive Director Jay D. Roth will present to IATSE International President Matthew Loeb;
DGA National Vice President Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Contagion) will present to HBO Documentary Films President Sheila Nevins; and
Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas, The Departed) will present a posthumous special directorial award for lifetime achievement to pioneering filmmaker Alice Guy Blaché.
DGA Honors celebrates individuals and institutions that have made distinguished contributions to American culture through the world of film and television. The membership of the DGA, other top entertainment industry professionals, and union, government and business leadership from across the nation are expected to attend.