71st Annual DGA Awards Winners

Alfonso Cuaron

February 2, 2019

Los Angeles – The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2018 were announced tonight during the 71st Annual DGA Awards at the Hollywood & Highland Center’s Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood. Alfonso Cuarón won the DGA’s Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Roma.

Aisha Tyler hosted the ceremony before an audience of more than 1,500 guests. Presenters included (in alphabetical order): Mahershala Ali, Yalitza Aparicio, Christian Bale, Paris Barclay, Linda Cardellini, Marina de Tavira, Guillermo del Toro, Topher Grace, Tony Hale, Laura Harrier, Dennis Haysbert, Brian Tyree Henry, Ron Howard, Dolores Huerta, Quincy Jones, Stan Lathan, Viggo Mortensen, Sarah Paulson, Jordan Peele, Todd Phillips, Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell, Octavia Spencer, John David Washington, and Constance Wu.


71ST ANNUAL DGA AWARDS WINNERS 

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Watch Alfonso Cuarón accept the award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2018:



DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Feature Film

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2018 is:

71st DGA Awards winners

ALFONSO CUARÓN

Roma

(Netflix)

Mr. Cuarón’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Ana Hernández
  • First Assistant Director: René U. Villarreal
  • Second Assistant Director: María Dioni
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Luis Fernando Vásquez, Julián 'Chico' Valdés

This was Mr. Cuarón’s second DGA Feature Film Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in 2013 for Gravity.

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DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
First-Time Feature Film

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director for 2018 is:

71st DGA Awards winners

BO BURNHAM

Eighth Grade

(A24)

Mr. Burnham’s Directorial Team:

  • First Assistant Director: Dan Taggatz
  • Second Assistant Director: Vic Coram
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Evelyn Fogleman

This was Mr. Burnham’s first DGA Award nomination.

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DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Dramatic Series

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for 2018 is:

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ADAM McKAY

Succession, “Celebration”

(HBO)

Mr. McKay’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Regina Heyman
  • First Assistant Director: Amy Lauritsen
  • Second Assistant Director: Scott Bowers
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Nicholas Notte
  • Location Managers: Michael Kriaris, Patty Carey

This was Mr. McKay’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award for The Big Short in 2015, and again this year for his feature, Vice.

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DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Comedy Series

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2018 is: 

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BILL HADER

Barry, “Chapter One: Make Your Mark”

(HBO)

Mr. Hader’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Mark Tobey, Aida Rodgers
  • First Assistant Director: Dale Stern
  • Second Assistant Director: Michelle Gritzer
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Chris Riddle
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Gary Cotti

This was Mr. Hader’s first DGA Award nomination.

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DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Movies for Television and Limited Series

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series for 2018 is:

71st DGA Awards winners

BEN STILLER

Escape at Dannemora

(Showtime)

Mr. Stiller’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Adam Brightman, Bill Carraro
  • First Assistant Directors: Lisa M. Rowe, Lyda Blank, Phillip A. Patterson
  • Second Assistant Director: Kevin R. Shields
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Luke A. Crawford
  • Location Manager: Hyo Park

This was Mr. Stiller’s first DGA Award nomination.

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DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming for 2018 is:

71st DGA Awards winners

DON ROY KING

Saturday Night Live, “Adam Driver; Kanye West”

(NBC)

Mr. King’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Michael Mancini, Michael Poole, Bob Caminiti
  • Stage Managers: Gena Rositano, Chris Kelly

This was Mr. King’s thirteenth DGA Award nomination. He previously won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in this category for Saturday Night Live, “Host: Jimmy Fallon” in 2017, Saturday Night Live, “Host: Dave Chappelle” in 2016 and for Saturday Night Live “Host: Justin Timberlake” in 2013. Mr King also won the DGA Award for Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special in 2015. He was previously nominated for Saturday Night Live episodes in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, and in 2015 in the Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming category for the Saturday Night Live episode, “Host: Tracy Morgan/Musical Guest: Demi Lovato.”

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DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for 2018 are is:

71st DGA Awards winners

LOUIS J. HORVITZ

The 60th Grammy Awards

(CBS)

Mr. Horvitz’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Richard A. Preuss, Ron Andreassen, Kate Hollanda, Sabrina Rufo Mishler, Booey Kober
  • Stage Managers: Garry Hood, Doug Smith, Benny Almonte, Joey Despenzero, Peter Epstein, John Esposito, Andy Feigin, Doug Fogel, Tyler Goldman, Jeffry Gitter, Phyllis Digilio‑Kent, Arthur Lewis, Julie Lorusso, Jeff Markowitz, Seth Mellman, Cyndi Owgang, Jeff Pearl, Alfonso Pena, Annette Powlis, Kyle Ramdeen, Lauren Schneider, Eddie Valk, Karen Tasch Weiss

This was Mr. Horvitz’s nineteenth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 1997 for The Kennedy Center Honors. He was also nominated for The Kennedy Center Honors in 1993, 2001, 2009, 2011 and 2014. In 2013, he was nominated for The 55th Annual Grammy Awards and was previously nominated for The 70th, 71st, 72nd, 74th, 75th, 76th, 77th, 79th and 80th Annual Academy Awards, along with Sinatra: 80 Years My Way in 1995 and Live Aid Concert in 1985.

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DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Reality Programs

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs for 2018 is:

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RUSSELL NORMAN

The Final Table, “Japan”

(Netflix)

Mr. Norman’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Carrie Havel
  • Lead Stage Manager: Jonathan Marks
  • Stage Managers: Daniel Curran, Mickel Picco

This was Mr. Norman’s first DGA Award nomination.

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DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Children's Programs

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs for 2018 is:

71st DGA Awards winners

JACK JAMESON

Sesame Street, “When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special”

(HBO)

Mr. Jameson’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Ken Diego
  • Stage Managers: Shawn Havens, Mike Walker, Theresa Anderson

This was Mr. Jameson’s first DGA Award nomination.

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DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Commercials

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2018 is:

71st DGA Awards winners

SPIKE JONZE

(MJZ)

Welcome Home, Apple Homepod TBWA \ Media Arts Lab

  • Unit Production Managers: Vincent Landay, Natalie Hill
  • First Assistant Director: Thomas Smith
  • Second Assistant Directors: Dave Marnell, Robert Kay, Nadeem Ashayer
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Jeff Tavani

This was Mr. Jonze’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2006 for Hello Tomorrow (Adidas), Penguin (Miller Beer) and Pardon Our Dust (Gap). He was also previously nominated for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award for Being John Malkovich in 1999.

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DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Documentary

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2018 is:

71st DGA Awards winners

TIM WARDLE

Three Identical Strangers

(Neon and CNN Films)

This was Mr. Wardle’s first DGA Award nomination.

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DGA Awards Medallion Small Lifetime Achievement & Service Award Recipients

 

71st DGA Awards winners

DON MISCHER

Lifetime Achievement Award in Television

This award is given in recognition of Distinguished Achievement in Television Direction.

   

71st DGA Awards winners

KATHLEEN McGILL

Frank Capra Achievement Award

This award 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.

 

   

71st DGA Awards winners

MIMI DEATON

Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award

This award 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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FX NETWORKS

DGA Diversity Award

This award is given for the network’s commitment to, and leadership in, inclusive hiring in DGA-covered categories – and for the example they set for the rest of the industry.

(photo: FX Networks CEO John Landgraf)

 

For more photos from the 71st Annual DGA Awards and surrounding events, see the galleries in the related items or visit the Awards section.
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