67th Annual DGA Awards Winner

67th Annual DGA Award Winners Announced

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2014 were announced tonight during the 67th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Alejandro G. Iñárritu won the DGA’s Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).

Actor Jane Lynch hosted the ceremony before an audience of more than 1,600 guests. Presenters included (in alphabetical order): DGA President Paris Barclay; Chadwick Boseman; Pierce Brosnan; Glen Charles; Les Charles; Bradley Cooper; Alfonso Cuarón; Julie Delpy; Jodie Foster; Taraji P. Henson; January Jones; Michael Mann; Lea Michele; Don Mischer; Bill Murray; Katey Sagal; Steven Spielberg; Barbra Streisand; and DGA First Vice President Betty Thomas.

The winners of the 2014 DGA Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement are:

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DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in

Feature Film

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ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Mr. Iñárritu’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: James W. Skotchdopole, Robert Graf
  • First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn
  • Second Assistant Directors: Amy Lauritsen, Tim Price
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Catherine Feeny
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Gabrielle Mahon
  • Location Manager: Joaquin Prange

This is Mr. Iñárritu’s first DGA Feature Film Award and third DGA nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for Babel in 2006. He also won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for “Best Job” (Proctor and Gamble) in 2012.


DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in

Dramatic Series

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LESLI LINKA GLATTER

Homeland, "From A to B and Back Again"

(Showtime)

Ms. Glatter’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Angela Phillips, Michael Klick
  • First Assistant Director: Nick Heckstall Smith
  • Second Assistant Director: Wendy Bledsoe

This is Ms. Glatter's second DGA Award and fifth nomination. She previously won in this category in 2009 for Mad Men, “Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency.” She was also nominated in 2013 and 2012 for Homeland episodes “The Star” and “Q & A,” as well as in 1990 for Twin Peaks, “Episode 32006.”


DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in

Comedy Series

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JILL SOLOWAY

Transparent, "Best New Girl"

(Amazon Prime)

Ms. Soloway's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Victor Hsu
  • First Assistant Director: Bill Purple
  • Second Assistant Director: Allan Monteiro Fortes
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Anna Vogt

This is Ms. Soloway's first DGA Award.


DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in

Movies for Television and Mini-Series

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LISA CHOLODENKO

Olive Kitteridge

(HBO)

Ms. Cholodenko's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: David Coatsworth
  • First Assistant Director: Jesse Nye
  • Second Assistant Director: Mark Constance
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Elizabeth MacSwan

This is Ms. Cholodenko's first DGA Award.


DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

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DAVE DIOMEDI

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,

"Episode #1"


(NBC)

Mr. Diomedi's Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Maureen Smith, Mark Jankeloff
  • Stage Managers: Nicka Tolmasoff, Mike Kilkenny

This is Mr. Diomedi's first DGA Award and second nomination. He was nominated in this category last year for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, “#799.”


DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

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GLENN WEISS

The 68th Annual Tony Awards

(CBS)

Mr. Weiss’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Robin Abrams, Stefani Cohen, Ricky Kirshner
  • Stage Managers: Garry Hood, Phyllis Digilio‑Kent, Peter Epstein, Andrew Feigin, Lynn Finkel, Doug Fogel, Jeffry Gitter, Arthur Lewis, Jeffrey M. Markowitz, Joey Meade, Seth Mellman, Cyndi Owgang, Jeff Pearl, Annette Powlis, Elise Reaves, Lauren Class Schneider

This is Mr. Weiss's sixth DGA Award and twelfth nomination. He was also nominated this year for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series, together with Rob Ashford, for Peter Pan Live! He previously won the DGA Award in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 for the 61st, 64th, 65th, 66th and 67th Annual Tony Awards. He was also nominated in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008 for the 55th, 56th, 59th, 60th, and 62nd Annual Tony Awards.


DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in

Reality Programs

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ANTHONY B. SACCO

The Chair, "The Test"

(Starz)

This is Mr. Sacco's second DGA Award and third nomination. He previously won in this category in 2006 for Treasure Hunters, “Episode #101” and was nominated in 2007 for Project Runway, “Fashion Giant #403.”


DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in

Children's Programs

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JONATHAN JUDGE

100 Things To Do Before High School, "Pilot"

(Nickelodeon)

Mr. Judge's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Debra Spidell
  • First Assistant Director: Julian Petrillo
  • Second Assistant Director: Katey Wheelhouse
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Ceci Mak

This is Mr. Judge's first DGA Award and third nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2013 for Swindle and in 2012 for Camp Fred.


DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in

Commercials

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NICOLAI FUGLSIG

MJZ

 

Sapeurs, Guinness AMV BBDO

  • First Assistant Director: Bob Wilkins

Waiting, FEMADeutsch NY

  • First Assistant Director: Bob Wagner
  • Second Assistant Director: Rafa Sanz

This is Mr. Fuglsig's second DGA Award. He previously won in this category in 2007 for Tipping Point (Guinness), It’s Magic (JC Penney), and Journey (Motorola).


DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in

Documentary

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LAURA POITRAS

Citizenfour
RADiUS
Praxis Films
Participant Media
HBO Documentary Films
Bertha Foundation | BRITDOC Circle | Channel 4
Norddeutscher Rundfunk NDR
Bayerischer Rundfunk BR
Deutscher Filmförderfonds    

This is Ms. Poitras's first DGA Award.


DGA Awards Medallion Small Lifetime Achievement & Service Award Recipients

James Jim Burrows
JAMES BURROWS

Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Television Direction

Robert Bob Butler
ROBERT BUTLER

Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Television Direction

James Burrows and Robert Butler were honored with the DGA’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Television Direction, in honor of each director’s groundbreaking career. The new award, created by the DGA’s National Board of Directors last year, joins the Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Motion Picture Direction in being the two highest creative honors bestowed by the DGA. The recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Television Direction are nominated by a blue ribbon committee of prominent television directors and approved by the present and past presidents of the Guild.


Phil Goldfarb
PHILLIP GOLDFARB

Frank Capra Achievement Award

Given to an Assistant Director or Unit Production Manager in recognition of career achievement in the industry and service to the Directors Guild of America.


Julie Gelfand
JULIE GELFAND

Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award

Given to an Associate Director or Stage Manager in recognition of career achievement in the industry and service to the Directors Guild of America.


First-time Feature Film Director Award Announced

In a surprise announcement, Steven Spielberg took the stage tonight to announce a brand new DGA Award – the First-Time Feature Film Director Award, which will recognize the outstanding directorial achievement of a first-time feature film director. The new award, which was approved by the DGA’s National Board in October of last year, will be bestowed for the first time at the 68th Annual DGA Awards in 2016.


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