DGA Sets Host, Presenters for 56th Annual DGA Awards Dinner

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January 30, 2004

LOS ANGELES, CA - Carl Reiner will return as host for the 56th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards, DGA President Michael Apted and Awards Chairperson Howard Storm announced today. This year will mark the nineteenth time Reiner has hosted the DGA Awards, which will take place on Saturday, February 7, 2004 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

Apted and Storm also announced the slate of presenters for the DGA Awards, which includes Academy Award® nominees Patricia Clarkson (Pieces of April), Djimon Hounsou (In America), Sean Penn (Mystic River) and Naomi Watts (21 Grams).

The confirmed presenters as of January 30, 2004 in alphabetical order:

All five nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film will also be in attendance:

Sofia Coppola Clint Eastwood Peter Jackson
Sofia Coppola
Lost in Translation
Clint Eastwood
Mystic River
Peter Jackson
Lord of the Rings:
Return of the King
Gary Ross Peter Weir
Gary Ross
Seabiscuit
Peter Weir
Master and Commander:
The Far Side of the World

The winner will be announced at the 56th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 7, 2004 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

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Director of Media Relations
(310) 289-5334
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