DGA Sets Host and Presenters for 62nd Annual DGA Awards Dinner

January 25, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - DGA President Taylor Hackford announced today that Carl Reiner will return as host for the 62nd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards. This year will mark the 22nd time Reiner has hosted the DGA Awards, which will take place on Saturday, January 30, 2010 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 25 in alphabetical order:

All of the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2009 will also be in attendance:

  • KATHRYN BIGELOW - The Hurt Locker
  • JAMES CAMERON - Avatar
  • LEE DANIELS - Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
  • JASON REITMAN - Up In The Air
  • QUENTIN TARANTINO - Inglourious Basterds

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 1948 has the Feature Film winner not gone on to win the corresponding Academy Award.

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

  • Director Norman Jewison will receive the Guild's top honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Motion Picture Direction.
  • The Walt Disney Company President and CEO Robert Iger and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Chairman and CEO Barry Meyer will receive the DGA's 2010 Honorary Life Member Award for recognition of outstanding creative achievement, or contribution to the Guild, or the profession of Directing.
  • Director Roger Goodman will receive the DGA's 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award in News Direction for distinguished achievement in News Direction.
  • Cleve Landsberg will receive the 2010 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.
  • Maria Jimenez Henley will receive the 2010 Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award, which 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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