Kelsey Grammer to Host 64th Annual DGA Awards

64th DGA Awards Kelsey Grammer

December 19, 2011

Los Angeles – Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced that director/actor/producer Kelsey Grammer will host the 64th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, January 28, 2012 in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Kelsey Grammer as the host of the DGA Awards,” Hackford said.  “With his acerbic wit, his mellifluous voice and his long experience in the entertainment industry, the evening promises to be just as irreverent, intimate and entertaining as always.  We’re looking forward to it.”

Grammer, who currently stars on the critically acclaimed Boss, became a DGA member in 1996 and was himself nominated for a DGA Award for outstanding directing in a Comedy Series for the “Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz” episode of Frasier.  In addition to directing nearly 40 episodes of Frasier, Grammer’s other directing credits include Everybody Hates Chris; Out of Practice; My Ex Life; Alligator Point; and Hank

This will be Grammer’s first time hosting the DGA Awards.  Carl Reiner had previously hosted nearly every DGA Awards since 1987.

“The DGA had the great good fortune to have the brilliantly talented Carl Reiner as our host of the DGA Awards for 23 years. The love affair between Carl and the DGA is real and eternal, and the Guild bestowed its highest honor on him in 2007, making him an Honorary Life Member. We prevailed upon him to preside one last time in 2011 for our 75th Anniversary Awards ceremony -- we couldn't have asked for a better send off for our year-long celebration,” added Hackford. 


The five Feature Film nominees for the 64th Annual DGA Awards will be announced on Monday, January 9, 2012.  All Television and Commercials nominees will be announced on Tuesday, January 10, 2012.  Documentary nominees will be announced on Thursday, January 12, 2012. 

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.

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