DGA Awards Comedy Series Entry Form

The DGA Awards celebrates outstanding directorial achievement and we welcome your entry. Here are the Awards guidelines and entry form for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series. You must agree to these rules at the bottom of the page in order to go to the Entry Form.

  1. Director Eligibility: Entries must be directed by a DGA member under a DGA Agreement. A director may enter one program in this category. Entries are accepted only from the director of the program.

  2. Eligibility: Only Comedy Series that have originally aired on television or on the internet during the period of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 are eligible. Programs exhibited theatrically prior to television or internet exhibition are not eligible. Entries must be an episode of a series. DGA-covered programs produced specifically for the internet are eligible. Programs that are only broadcast locally (even if available on the internet) are not eligible.

  3. Length: Entries must have a minimum broadcast format length of approximately one-half hour.

  4. Credit: The director must have exercised all traditional directorial functions in connection with original photography and received an on-screen "Directed By" credit.

  5. Entry Requirements:
    • The Director must submit a completed DGA Awards entry form. A confirmation e-mail will be sent upon receipt of the entry form.
    • Entries must have a Deal Memorandum on file with the DGA for the project being submitted.
    • The episode must be entered in the same category as the corresponding series' most recent filing for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Primetime Emmy Awards. In the event that a new series is entered that has not previously filed a category classification with A.T.A.S., the DGA will ask the producers of the new series for the category they intend to file with A.T.A.S.
    • All entries must be received in the Awards office by 6:00 P.M. PST, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2019. No entries will be accepted after the deadline.
  6. Judging Process: Comedy Series entries will be placed on a nomination ballot that will be available to the DGA membership for voting online, starting Friday, December 6, 2019. The five entries that receive the highest number of votes will be announced as the 2019 DGA Comedy Series Nominees on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Nominees will be required to immediately provide an HD link of the nominated project with the following specifications: QuickTime Movie in Apple ProRes, 1920 x 1080. These five will then be viewed by a Director-Member Blue Ribbon Panel that will, by secret ballot, select the winner of the 2019 DGA Comedy Series Award. The winner will be announced at the 72nd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Awards Administrator Maggie Holmes in the DGA Awards Office at Awards@dga.org or (310) 289-2038.


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DGA Awards Office
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