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73rd Annual DGA Awards Online Ceremony - Saturday April 10
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73rd Annual DGA Award Nominees
& Special Award Recipients

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DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Theatrical Feature Film

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Theatrical Feature Film for 2020 are:

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Lee Isaac Chung

Minari

(A24)

  • Unit Production Manager: Dylan Brodie
  • First Assistant Director: Jeff Dubray
  • Second Assistant Director: Ann Laudick
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Stephen J. Hanan

This is Mr. Chung’s first DGA Award nomination.


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Emerald Fennell

Promising Young Woman

(Focus Features)

  • Unit Production Manager: Reena Magsarili Raasch
  • Second Assistant Director: Alexander Armero
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Anthony Manzo

This is Ms. Fennell’s first DGA Award nomination.


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David Fincher

Mank

(Netflix)

  • Unit Production Manager: Allen Kupetsky
  • First Assistant Director: Richard Goodwin
  • Second Assistant Director: Samantha McGrady
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Matt McKinnon
  • Additional Second Assistant Directors: Jeff Goodell, John Stern, George Williams III

This is Mr. Fincher’s seventh DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated three times for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), The Social Network (2010), and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). He was also nominated in the Dramatic Series category in 2013 for his pilot episode of House of Cards. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for Speed Chain (Nike), Gamebreakers (Nikegridiron.com), and Beauty for Sale (Xelebri Phones) in 2003 and was nominated in that category again in 2008.


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Aaron Sorkin

The Trial of the Chicago 7

(Netflix; DreamWorks Pictures)

  • Unit Production Managers: Charles Miller, Stuart M. Besser, Jonathan Shoemaker
  • First Assistant Director: Joseph P. Reidy
  • Second Assistant Director: Rachel Jaros
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Justin Bischoff
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Pablo Gambetta (Chicago Unit)
  • Location Managers: Dennis Voskov, Nick Rafferty (Chicago Unit)

This is Mr. Sorkin’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Feature Film category in 2017 for Molly’s Game.


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Chloé Zhao

Nomadland

(Searchlight Pictures)

  • Unit Production Manager: Mary Kerrigan
  • First Assistant Director: Mary Kerrigan

This is Ms. Zhao’s first DGA Award nomination.

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DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
First-Time Feature Film

The nominees of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement
of a First-Time Feature Film Director for 2020 are:

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Radha Blank

The Forty-Year-Old Version

(Netflix)

  • Unit Production Manager: James Price
  • First Assistant Director: Michael L. Walker
  • Second Assistant Director: Kenyon Noble
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Jonathan Santos
  • Location Managers: Katarina Dedicova, Tim Stacker

This is Ms. Blank’s first DGA Award nomination.


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Fernando Frías de la Parra

I’m No Longer Here

(Netflix)

  • Production Managers: Martín Pérez Valle, Assia Fratz (New York Unit)
  • First Assistant Director: Carlos Suazo
  • Second Assistant Directors: Alí Santiago, Alex Burstein (New York Unit)
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Karen Alcázar, Anthony James Faure (New York Unit)

This is Mr. Frías’s first DGA Award nomination.


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Regina King

One Night in Miami

(Amazon Studios)

  • Unit Production Manager: Paul O. Davis
  • First Assistant Director: Mark Anthony Little
  • Second Assistant Director: Kevin O’Neil
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Kate Ransome Wilcox

This is Ms. King’s first DGA Award nomination.


Darius Marder

Sound of Metal

(Amazon Studios)

  • Unit Production Manager: Amy Greene

This is Mr. Marder’s first DGA Award nomination.


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Florian Zeller

The Father

(Sony Pictures Classics)

  • First Assistant Director: George Every
  • Second Assistant Director: Jamie D. Allen

This is Mr. Zeller’s first DGA Award nomination.

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DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Dramatic Series

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for 2020 are:

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Jason Bateman

Ozark, “Wartime”

(Netflix)

  • Unit Production Manager: Matthew Spiegel
  • First Assistant Director: Peter Thorell
  • Second Assistant Director: Townson Wells
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Sarah Gorczyk
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Jill Somers

This is Mr. Bateman’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2018 for his Ozark episode, “Reparations.”


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Jon Favreau

The Mandalorian, “Chapter 9: The Marshal”

(Disney+)

  • Unit Production Manager: Colin Wilson
  • First Assistant Director: Kim Richards
  • Second Assistant Director: Heather Wagner‑Wang
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Heather Kehayas
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: David Buchwald

This is Mr. Favreau’s third DGA Award nomination. He is also nominated this year in the Reality Programs category for his The Chef Show episode, “Tartine” and was previously nominated in that same category in 2019 for his The Chef Show episode, “Hog Island.”


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Vince Gilligan

Better Call Saul, “Bagman”

(AMC)

  • Unit Production Manager: James Paul Hapsas
  • First Assistant Director: Efrain Cortes
  • Second Assistant Director: Louis Lanni
  • Second Second Assistant Director: KiKi Levine

This is Mr. Gilligan’s fourth DGA Award nomination. He previously won in this category in 2013 for his Breaking Bad episode “Felina” and was previously nominated in 2011 his Breaking Bad episode, “Face Off.” He was also nominated in the Movies for Television and Limited Series category in 2019 for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.


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Lesli Linka Glatter

Homeland, “Prisoners of War”

(Showtime)

  • Unit Production Managers: Michael Klick, Philippa Naughten
  • First Assistant Director: Sunday Stevens
  • Second Assistant Director: Wendy Bledsoe
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Yarden Levo

This is Ms. Glatter’s eighth DGA Award nomination. She previously won in this category in 2015 for Homeland, “From A to B and Back Again, as well as in 2009 for Mad Men, “Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency.” She was also nominated in 2018, 2016, 2013 and 2012 for Homeland episodes, “Paean to the People,” “The Tradition of Hospitality,” “The Star,” and “Q & A,” as well as in 1990 for Twin Peaks, “Episode 32006.”


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Julie Anne Robinson

Bridgerton, “Diamond of the First Water”

(Netflix)

  • First Assistant Director: Ian Foster Woolf

This is Ms. Robinson’s first DGA Award nomination.

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DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Comedy Series

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2020 are: 

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Zach Braff

Ted Lasso, “Biscuits”

(Apple TV+)

This is Mr. Braff’s first DGA Award nomination.


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M.J. Delaney

Ted Lasso, “The Hope that Kills You”

(Apple TV+)

This is Ms. Delaney’s first DGA Award nomination.


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Susanna Fogel

The Flight Attendant, “In Case of Emergency”

(HBO Max)

  • Unit Production Manager: Bonnie Muñoz
  • First Assistant Director: Derek Peterson
  • Second Assistant Director: Jacquie Dore
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Zach Citarella
  • Location Manager: Chris Banks

This is Ms. Fogel’s first DGA Award nomination.


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Erin O’Malley

Curb Your Enthusiasm, “The Surprise Party”

(HBO)

  • Unit Production Manager: Mary Church
  • First Assistant Director: Adam Feil
  • Second Assistant Director: Candice Lee
  • Second Second Assistant Director: D.J. Carter

This is Ms. O’Malley’s first DGA Award nomination.


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Jeff Schaffer

Curb Your Enthusiasm, “The Spite Store”

(HBO)

  • Unit Production Manager: Mary Church
  • First Assistant Director: Adam Feil
  • Second Assistant Director: Candice Lee
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: D.J. Carter, Brent Stanton

This is Mr. Schaffer’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2009 for his Curb Your Enthusiasm episode, “Seinfeld.”

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DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Movies for Television and Limited Series

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series for 2020 are:

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Susanne Bier

The Undoing

(HBO)

  • Unit Production Manager: Deb Dyer
  • First Assistant Director: Richard Styles
  • Second Assistant Director: Josh Muzaffer
  • Location Manager: Lauri Pitkus
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Steven Lafferty, Alex Scricco
  • Additional Second Assistant Directors: Alex Scricco, Zachary Citarella

This is Ms. Bier’s first DGA Award nomination.


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Scott Frank

The Queen’s Gambit

(Netflix)

  • First Assistant Director: Aldric La’auli Porter

This is Mr. Frank’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2017 for Godless.


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Thomas Kail

Hamilton

(Disney+)

  • Unit Production Manager: David Backus
  • First Assistant Director: Robin Abrams
  • Second Assistant Director: Thomas Gaito

This is Mr. Kail’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2019 for his Fosse/Verdon episode, “Nowadays” and also in 2016 with Alex Rudzinski for Grease Live!


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Matt Shakman

WandaVision

(Disney +)

  • Unit Production Manager: Mary Kane
  • First Assistant Director: Janell Sammelman
  • Second Assistant Directors: Meaghan F. McLaughlin, Stephanie Tull Coscina
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Katye Kalivoda, Nadeem Ashayer (Los Angeles Unit)
  • Additional Second Assistant Directors: Kate Pulley, George Williams (Los Angeles Unit)

This is Mr. Shakman’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in the Dramatic Series category in 2017 for his Game of Thrones episode, “The Spoils of War.”


Lynn Shelton

Lynn Shelton

Little Fires Everywhere, “Find a Way”

(Hulu)

  • Unit Production Manager: Brad Yacobian
  • First Assistant Director: Luke Maxcy
  • Second Assistant Director: Kirisa Gavrin
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Christina Lee, Gabriella Poli Vidal

This is Ms. Shelton’s first DGA Award nomination.

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DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming for are:

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Paul G. Casey

Real Time with Bill Maher, “Episode 1835”

(HBO)

  • Associate Director: Stacy Talbot
  • Stage Managers: Brian Anderson, Patrick Whitney

This is Mr. Casey’s seventh DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 for Real Time with Bill Maher, “Episode 1730,” “Show #1633,” “Show #1527,” Show #1437,” “Show #1334” and “Show #1226.”


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Jim Hoskinson

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,
“#1025 Live Show Following Capitol Insurrection”

(CBS)

Mr. Hoskinson’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Yvonne De Mare, Karen Yaeger
  • Stage Managers: Mark McKenna, Jeff Leib

This is Mr. Hoskinson’s ninth DGA Award nomination. He is also nominated this year in the Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials category for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, “Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand: Building Back America Great Again Better 2020.” He was previously nominated in this category for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert episodes in 2019 for “A. Ocasio-Cortez; Incubus,” in 2018 for “Episode #480,” in 2017 for “Joe Biden/Elton John,” in 2016 for “Episode #0179” and in 2015, 2013 and 2007 for The Colbert Report episodes, “11040,” “10004” and “3052.”


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Don Roy King

Saturday Night Live, “Dave Chappelle; Foo Fighters”

(NBC)

  • Associate Directors: Michael Mancini, Michael Poole, Laura Ouziel‑Mack
  • Stage Managers: Gena Rositano, Chris Kelly, Eddie Valk

This is Mr. King’s 15th DGA Award nomination. He previously won the DGA Award in this category for SNL episodes: E. Murphy; Lizzo” in 2019, “Adam Driver; Kanye West” in 2018, “Host: Jimmy Fallon” in 2017, “Host: Dave Chappelle” in 2016 and for “Host: Justin Timberlake” in 2013. Mr King also won the DGA Award for Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for SNL 40th Anniversary Special in 2015. He was previously nominated for SNL episodes in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, and in 2015 in the Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming category for the Saturday Night Live episode, “Host: Tracy Morgan/Musical Guest: Demi Lovato.”


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David Paul Meyer

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,
“President Obama: Inspiring Future Leaders & “A Promised Land”"

(Comedy Central)

Mr. Meyer’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Susan Faith Locke‑Shapiro

This is Mr. Meyer’s first DGA Award nomination.


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Christopher Werner

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,
“Trump & Election Results”

(HBO)

  • Associate Director: John Scott Wilson
  • Stage Manager: Dino Castelli
  • Location Manager: Demian Resnick

This is Mr. Werner’s second DGA Award nomination. He previously
was nominated in this category in 2019 with Paul Pennolino for
their Last Week Tonight with John Oliver episode, “SLAPP Suits.”

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DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for 2020 are:

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Stacey Angeles

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: 
Remembering RBG - A Nation Ugly Cries with Desi Lydic

(Comedy Central)

This is Ms. Angeles’s first DGA Award nomination.


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Marielle Heller

What the Constitution Means to Me

(Amazon)

  • Associate Director: Tomas ‘Dutch’ Deckaj
  • Stage Manager: Nicole Payson

This is Ms. Heller’s second DGA Award nomination. She was previously nominated in the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Feature Film category in 2015 for The Diary of a Teenage Girl.


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Jim Hoskinson

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,
“Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020:
Democracy’s Last Stand: Building Back America Great Again Better 2020”

(Showtime)

  • Associate Directors: Yvonne De Mare, Karen Yaeger
  • Stage Managers: Mark McKenna, Jeff Leib

This is Mr. Hoskinson’s ninth DGA Award nomination. He is also nominated this year in the Regularly Scheduled Programming category for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, “#1025 Live Show Following Capitol Insurrection.” He was previously nominated in this category for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert episodes in 2019 for “A. Ocasio-Cortez; Incubus,” in 2018 for “Episode #480,” in 2017 for “Joe Biden/Elton John,” in 2016 for “Episode #0179” and in 2015, 2013 and 2007 for The Colbert Report episodes “11040,” “10004” and “3052.”


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Spike Lee

David Byrne's American Utopia

(HBO)

  • Unit Production Manager: Nina Shiffman
  • First Assistant Director: Jermaine Sumra
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Steven Bruno
  • Location Manager: John Maher

This is Mr. Lee’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film category in 2018 for BlacKkKlansman.


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Thomas Schlamme

A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote

(HBO Max)

  • Unit Production Manager: Debra James
  • First Assistant Director: Shawn Pipkin‑West
  • Second Assistant Director: Courtney Franklin
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Ni’cole Pettis, Cathy Bond

This is Mr. Schlamme’s ninth DGA nomination. He is a three-time DGA Award-winner: in the Dramatic Series – Night category in 2000 for his The West Wing episode “Noel;” and in the Comedy Series category in 1998 for his Sports Night episode “Small Town” and in 1999 for the pilot episode of that series. He was also previously nominated in the Dramatic Series category in 2006 for the pilot episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, in 2002 for his The West Wing episode “Two Cathedrals;” in 1999 for the pilot episode of that series; and in the Musical/Variety category in 1996 for his Tracey Takes On... episode, “Tracy Takes On 1976,” and in 1996 for “Tracy Takes On Romance.”

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DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Reality Programs

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs for 2020 are:

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David Charles

World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji,
“3,2,1...Go!”

(Amazon)

  • Associate Director: Daniel Curran
  • Stage Managers: Ian Blankenship, Kevin Fletcher, Andy Nelson, Mickel Picco

This is Mr. Charles’s first DGA Award nomination.


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Jon Favreau

The Chef Show, “Tartine”

(Netflix)

  • Associate Director: Annie Johnson

This is Mr. Favreau’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this same category in 2019 for his The Chef Show episode “Hog Island.” He is also nominated this year in the Dramatic Series category for his The Mandalorian episode, “Chapter 9: The Marshal.”


Ken Fuchs

Ken Fuchs

Shark Tank, “1211”

(ABC)

  • Associate Director: Amy Barker
  • Head Stage Manager: Eric Rhoden
  • Stage Managers: Doug Neal, Michael Strauss

This is Mr. Fuchs’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this same category in 2016 and 2015 for his Shark Tank episodes, “801” and “702.”


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Joseph Guidry

Full Bloom, “Petal to the Metal”

(HBO Max)

  • Associate Director: Sean Galvin
  • Lead Stage Manager: Jimmy Chriss
  • Stage Managers: Rachel Shimko, Kristianna Laroda, Richard Melendez

This is Mr. Guidry’s first DGA Award nomination.


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Rich Kim

Lego Masters, “Mega City Block”

(FOX)

  • Associate Director: Ryan Bunnell
  • Stage Managers: Will Baker, Kevin Fletcher

This is Mr. Kim’s first DGA Award nomination.

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DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Children's Programs

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs for 2020 are:

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Kabir Akhtar

High School Musical:
The Musical: The Series
, “Opening Night”

(Disney+)

  • Unit Production Managers: Jeff T. Miller, Greg A. Hampson
  • First Assistant Director: Brent Geisler
  • Second Assistant Director: Cody Harbaugh

This is Mr. Akhtar’s first DGA Award nomination.


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Larissa Bills

On Pointe, “Showtime!”

(Disney+)

This is Ms. Bills’s first DGA Award nomination.


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Dean Israelite

The Astronauts, “Countdown”

(Nickelodeon)

This is Mr. Israelite’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this same category in 2019 for his Are You Afraid of the Dark? episode, “Part One: Submitted for Approval.”


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Richie Keen

The Healing Powers of Dude,
“Second Step: Homeroom”

(Netflix)

  • Unit Production Manager: Chris Phillips
  • First Assistant Director: Natalie Van Doren

This is Mr. Keen’s first DGA Award nomination.


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Amy Schatz

We Are the Dream:
The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest

(HBO)

This is Ms. Schatz’s twelfth DGA Award nomination. She has won six DGA Awards in this category for: Song of Parkland in 2019, An Apology to Elephants in 2013, A Child’s Garden of Poetry in 2011, Classical Baby (I’m Grown Up Now), “The Poetry Show” in 2008, ‘Twas the Night in 2001 and Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepy Time Tales in 1999. She was also nominated an additional five times in this category for Saving My Tomorrow, “Part 3” in 2015, Saving My Tomorrow, “Part 1 and 2” in 2014, Don’t Divorce Me! Kids’ Rules for Parents on Divorce in 2012, Hard Times for an American Girl: The Great Depression in 2009 and Through a Child’s Eyes: September 11, 2001 in 2002.

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DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Commercials

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2020 are:

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Steve Ayson

(MJZ)

The Great Chase, Nike ‑ Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai

  • First Assistant Director: John Lowe

This is Mr. Ayson’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this same category in 2018 for his Dollar Shave Club ad Get Ready and his Speight’s ad, The Dance; and in 2012 for his Carlton Draught ad, Beer Chase and his Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas ad, Let Me Go.


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Nisha Ganatra

(Chelsea Pictures)

#wombstories, Bodyform/Libresse – AMVBBDO

This is Ms. Ganatra’s first DGA Award nomination.


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Niclas Larsson

(MJZ)

See the Unseen, VW Touareg ‑ adam&eveDDB

The Parents, Volvo XC60 ‑ Forsman & Bodenfors

This is Mr. Larsson’s first DGA Award nomination.


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Melina Matsoukas

(Prettybird)

You Love Me, Beats by Dr. Dre ‑ Translation

  • First Assistant Director: Paul Norman
  • Second Assistant Director: Don Johnson

This is Ms. Matsoukas’s third DGA Award nomination. She was previously nominated in the Comedy Series category in 2017 for her Master of None episode, “Thanksgiving;” and in the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Feature Film category in 2019 for Queen & Slim.


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Taika Waititi

(Hungry Man)

The Letter, Coca‑Cola ‑ Wieden & Kennedy London

This is Mr. Waititi’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film category in 2019 for Jojo Rabbit.

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DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Documentary

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2020 are:

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Michael Dweck & Gregory Kershaw

The Truffle Hunters

(Sony Pictures Classics)

This is Mr. Dweck’s first DGA Award nomination.

This is Mr. Kershaw’s first DGA Award nomination.


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Pippa Ehrlich & James Reed

My Octopus Teacher

(Netflix)

This is Ms. Ehrlich’s first DGA Award nomination.

This is Mr. Reed’s first DGA Award nomination.


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David France

Welcome to Chechnya

(HBO)

This is Mr. France’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2012 for How to Survive a Plague.


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Amanda McBaine & Jesse Moss

Boys State

(Apple/A24)

This is Ms. McBaine’s first DGA Award nomination.

This is Mr. Moss’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2014 for The Overnighters.


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Benjamin Ree

The Painter and the Thief

(NEON)

 

This is Mr. Ree’s first DGA Award nomination.

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DGA Awards Medallion Small Lifetime Achievement & Service Award Recipients

 

Paris Barclay
PARIS BARCLAY

Life Membership Award

This award is given in recognition of Leadership in the Industry, Contribution to the Guild and the Profession of Directing, and Outstanding Career Achievement.

   

Betty Thomas

BETTY THOMAS

Robert B. Alrich Service Award

This award is given in recognition of Extraordinary Service to the Directors Guild of America and to its Membership.

   

Brian Frankish

BRIAN E. FRANKISH

Frank Capra Achievement Award

This award is 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.

 

   

Joyce Thomas

JOYCE THOMAS

Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award

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

 

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Complete DGA Awards Schedule:


THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM AWARD


Films produced under the DGA Basic Agreement with a planned, scheduled, or actual theatrical release during the period of January 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021 do not need to be entered. They are automatically included by the Guild for Theatrical Feature Film Submission.  Theatrical Films not produced under the DGA Basic Agreement remain eligible provided the Director of the Film completes an entry form. The entry form will be available on Tuesday December 1st and must be returned by the following deadlines.


For films  with a planned, scheduled, or actual theatrical release during the period of January 1 through December 31, 2020, the deadline is:


Thursday, January 7, 2021 


For films  with a planned, scheduled, or actual theatrical release during the period of January 1 through February 28, 2021, the deadline is:


Monday, February 1, 2021 

Online voting for Theatrical Feature Film Nominations opens

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Deadline to vote online for Theatrical Feature Film Nominations

Monday, March 8, 2021

Announce Five Theatrical Feature Film Nominees

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Membership Screenings (or Streaming) of Five Nominated Theatrical Feature Films  March 15-March 19, 2021 

Online voting for Theatrical Feature Film Award opens

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Deadline to vote online for Theatrical Feature Film Award

Friday, April 9, 2021


TELEVISION AWARDS


Entry Forms for TV & Commercials available online

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

For Television entries broadcast during the period of January 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021, the deadline is:

Monday, February 1, 2021

Online voting for Television Nominations opens

Friday, February 19, 2021

Deadline to vote online for Television Nominations

Friday, March 5, 2021

Announce All Television and Commercials Nominees

Monday, March 8, 2021


FIRST-TIME THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR AWARD


Entry Forms for First-Time Theatrical Feature Film Director available online

Tuesday, December 1, 2020


For First-Time Theatrical Feature Film Director entries with a planned, scheduled, or actual theatrical release during the period of January 1 through December 31, 2020, the deadline is:


Thursday, January 7, 2021


For First-Time Theatrical Feature Film Director entries with a planned, scheduled, or actual theatrical release during the period of January 1 through February 28, 2021, the deadline is:


Monday, February 1, 2021


Announce Five First-Time Feature Film Director Nominees


Tuesday, March 9, 2021


DOCUMENTARY AWARD


Entry Form for Documentary available online

Tuesday, December 1, 2020


For Documentary entries with a planned, scheduled, or actual theatrical release during the period of January 1 through December 31, 2020, the deadline is:


Thursday, January 7, 2021


For Documentary entries with a planned, scheduled, or actual theatrical release during the period of January 1 through February 28, 2021, the deadline is:


Monday, February 1, 2021


Announce Documentary Nominees


Monday, March 8, 2021


73rd ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY


DGA Awards Ceremony

Saturday, April 10, 2021


 
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The 73rd Annual DGA Awards Ceremony will be a private online event. Members will receive their unique link to join Friday afternoon, April 9, and a reminder email will be sent before the show begins. Email Reservations@dga.org if you have any questions.

Meet the Teams

The Council honored director's team members at the 18th Annual Meet the AD/UPMs of the DGA Award-Nominated Projects. See images from this discussion.

DGA Announces Theatrical Feature Film Award Nominees for 2020

DGA President Thomas Schlamme announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2020: Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman), David Fincher (Mank), Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7) and Chloé Zhao (Nomadland). The nominees for the First-Time Feature Film Director Award were also announced.

DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials and Documentary for 2020

The DGA announced the nominees in nine categories honoring outstanding directorial achievement in television, commercials and documentary for 2020.

73rd Annual DGA Awards Online Voting and Awards Screeners

DGA Members, please click the link above for information about the 73rd Annual DGA Awards Online Voting and Awards Screeners

2021 Awards Schedule

The Guild announced the schedule of key dates for the 73rd Annual DGA Awards which will take place on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

DGA Announces Date for 2021 Awards Ceremony
DGA Makes Temporary Exception to Award Eligibility for Filmmakers Impacted by COVID-19 Theater Closures