76th Annual DGA Awards Entry Forms - Variety/Talk/News/Sports - Regularly Scheduled Programming

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 Variety/Talk/News/Sports - Regularly Scheduled Programming. You must agree to these rules at the bottom of the page in order to go to the Entry Form.

Entry Criteria:
  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. An entry found to be submitted without the Director’s knowledge will be immediately disqualified.

  2. Eligibility:
    • Only Regularly Scheduled Variety, Talk, News, Sports and Quiz & Games Programs that have originally aired on television or streaming services during the period of January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023 are eligible.

    • Entries must be an episode of a regularly scheduled series.

    • Programs exhibited theatrically prior to television or streaming are not 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/or narration 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.

    • Directors must have a Deal Memorandum on file with the DGA for the project being submitted.

    • The entry must be accompanied by a copy of the episode’s main and end title credits. The credits must contain the Director and Directorial team credits. Entries will not be accepted without the program’s credit information.
Entry Deadline:
  • All entries must be received in the Awards office by 6:00 p.m. PT on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2023. No entries will be accepted after the deadline

Judging Process:
  • Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming entries will be placed on a nomination ballot that will be available to the DGA membership for voting online, starting Friday, December 15, 2023. The five entries that receive the highest number of votes will be announced as the 2023 DGA Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming Nominees on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

  • Nominees will be required to immediately provide a secure password protected 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 2023 DGA Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming Award. The winner will be announced at the 76th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, February 10, 2024.

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


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