DGA Sets Host and Presenters for 60th Annual DGA Awards Dinner

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January 22, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA - DGA President Michael Apted announced today that Carl Reiner will return as host for the 60th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards. This year will mark the 21st time Reiner has hosted the DGA Awards, which will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Also announced were the slate of presenters for the DGA Awards.

Following is the list of confirmed presenters as of January 22, in alphabetical order:

*2008 Academy Award Nominee.

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

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON*
There Will Be Blood

JOEL COEN & ETHAN COEN*
No Country For Old Men

TONY GILROY*
Michael Clayton

SEAN PENN
Into The Wild

JULIAN SCHNABEL
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

*2008 Academy Award Nominee.

The DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film has traditionally been one of the industry’s most accurate barometers for who will win the Best Director Academy Award.

Only six times since the DGA Awards began in 1949 has the Feature Film winner not gone on to win the corresponding Academy Award.

Three special awards will also be presented at this year's dinner:

DGA National Executive Director, Jay D. Roth, will be honored with the DGA Honorary Life Member Award in recognition of outstanding creative achievement, contribution to the DGA or the profession of directing.

Liz Ryan will receive the 2008 Frank Capra Achievement Award, which 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.

Barbara J. Roche will receive the 2008 Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award for an Associate Director or Stage Manager in recognition of career achievement in the industry and service to the Directors Guild of America.

Contact
Lily Bedrossian -
Director of Media Relations
(310) 289-5334
lbedrossian@dga.org