DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2022

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January 11, 2023

Nominees for First-Time Theatrical Feature Film Director Category Also Named.

Los Angeles – Directors Guild of America President Lesli Linka Glatter today announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2022.

“The work recognized this year represents the amazing power of film in the hands of these gifted Directors to tell deeply moving stories that profoundly affect us all. The recognition by one’s peers in our highly collaborative creative process shows the heart and soul at the core of these films and we congratulate all five nominees for their powerful stories, brilliantly told,” said Glatter.

The winners will be revealed at the 75th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, February 18, 2023.


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Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film


The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2022 are (in alphabetical order):

”TAR”

TODD FIELD

TÁR

(Focus Features)

Mr. Field's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Nigel Wooll
  • First Assistant Director: Sebastian Fahr‑Brix 

Top-Gun-Maverick

JOSEPH KOSINSKI

Top Gun: Maverick

(Paramount Pictures)

Mr. Kosinski's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: LeeAnn Stonebreaker, Tommy Harper
  • First Assistant Director: Scott Robertson
  • Second Assistant Directors: Andrew Stahl, Robert E. Kay
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Spencer Taylor

EverythingEverywhere

DANIEL KWAN
& DANIEL SCHEINERT

Everything Everywhere All at Once

(A24)

Daniels’ Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Allison Rose Carter
  • First Assistant Director: Rodney Smith
  • Second Assistant Director: John Nasraway
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Ken C. Wu

Banshees

MARTIN McDONAGH

The Banshees of Inisherin

(Searchlight Pictures)

Mr. McDonagh's Directorial Team:

  • First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn

FABELMANS

STEVEN SPIELBERG

The Fabelmans

(Universal Pictures)

Mr. Spielberg's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Carla Raij
  • First Assistant Director: Josh McLaglen
  • Second Assistant Director: Heather Wagner‑Wang
  • Second Second Assistant Director: David Stickler

Nominees for First-Time Theatrical Feature Film Director Category Announced

In addition, the DGA announced the five nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Theatrical Feature Film Director for 2022.  

“The confidence and vision in these skillfully crafted films by first-time Directors is truly inspiring,” added Glatter. “The range of storytelling shown by these talented filmmakers ensures the future of cinema is in good hands as we recognize the artistic achievement of this exciting group of nominees. I can’t wait to see what’s next from them in the years to come.”


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Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Theatrical Feature Film

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Theatrical Feature Film Director for 2022 are (in alphabetical order):

Alice Diop

ALICE DIOP

Saint Omer

(SUPER)


Audrey Diwan

AUDREY DIWAN

Happening

(IFC Films)


John Patton Ford

JOHN PATTON FORD

Emily the Criminal

(Roadside Attractions/Vertical)


Antonete Alamat Kusijanovic

ANTONETA ALAMAT KUSIJANOVIC

Murina

(Kino Lorber)


Charlotte Wells

CHARLOTTE WELLS

Aftersun

(A24)

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For a complete list of nominations in all categories, please visit the Awards section.


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75th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, February 18, 2023.

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