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Membership Screening of Five Nominated Theatrical Feature Films

Mon-Fri, January 13-17, 2020

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Friday, January 24, 2020


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Saturday, January 25, 2020


2019 DGA Nominees for
Outstanding Directorial Achievement

The winners will be announced at the 72nd Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.


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DGA Awards Medallion Small 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 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

BJH

BONG JOON HO 

Parasite

(Neon)

Mr. Bong’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Park Min Chul 
  • First Assistant Director: Kim Seong Sik
 

SM

SAM MENDES

1917

(Universal Pictures)

Mr. Mendes’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Callum McDougall, Hannah Godwin
  • First Assistant Director: Michael Lerman
  • Second Assistant Director: Joey Coughlin
 

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MARTIN SCORSESE

The Irishman

(Netflix)

Mr. Scorsese’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: John A. Machione, Carla Raij
  • First Assistant Director: David Webb
  • Second Assistant Director: Jeremy Marks
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Trevor Tavares
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Ryan Robert Howard
  • Location Manager: Kip Myers
 

QT

QUENTIN TARANTINO

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

(Columbia Pictures)

Mr. Tarantino's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Georgia Kacandes, Nathan Kelly
  • First Assistant Director: William Paul Clark
  • Second Assistant Director: Christopher T. Sadler
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Brendan "Bear" Lee
  • Additional Second Assistant Directors: Debbie Chung, Katie Pruitt

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TAIKA WAITITI

Jojo Rabbit

(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Mr. Waititi's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Václav Mottl, Pavel Voráček
  • First Assistant Director: Mark Taylor
  • Second Assistant Director: Martina Götthansová
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Martina Frimelová

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First-Time Feature Film

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

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MATI DIOP

Atlantics

(Netflix)

Ms. Diop’s Directorial Team:

  • First Assistant Director: Vincent Prades

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ALMA HAR'EL

Honey Boy

(Amazon Studios)

Ms. Har'el's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: David Grace
  • First Assistant Director: Sean Vawter
  • Second Assistant Director: Colin Flaherty
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Sarah Balboa

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MELINA MATSOUKAS

Queen & Slim

(Universal Pictures)

Ms. Matsoukas's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Pamela Hirsch, Max Berryhill (Los Angeles Unit)
  • First Assistant Directors: H.H. Cooper, Joe Suarez (Los Angeles Unit)
  • Second Assistant Directors: James Roque, Johnny Recher (Los Angeles Unit)
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Sumner Boissiere, Tami Kumin (Ohio Unit)

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TYLER NILSON &
MICHAEL SCHWARTZ

The Peanut Butter Falcon

(Roadside Attractions)

Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Manu Gargi
  • First Assistant Director: James Grayford
  • Second Assistant Director: Dee Jones
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Michael McKay

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JOE TALBOT

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

(A24)

Mr. Talbot’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Natalie Teter
  • First Assistant Director: Hilton J. Day
  • Second Assistant Director: Dominic Martin
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Jeremiah Kelleher
  • Additional Second Second Assistant Director: Alex Gilbert

DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Dramatic Series

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

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NICOLE KASSELL

Watchmen, “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice”

(HBO)

Ms. Kassell’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Karen Wacker, Ron Schmidt, Joseph E. Iberti
  • First Assistant Director: Keri Bruno
  • Second Assistant Directors: Lisa Zugschwerdt, Ben White
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Jessie Sasser White

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MARK MYLOD

Succession, “This Is Not For Tears”

(HBO)

Mr. Mylod’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Tyson Bidner, Gabrielle Mahon
  • First Assistant Director: Christo Morse
  • Second Assistant Director: Michelle Flevotomas
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Nicholas Notte
  • Location Manager: Damon Gordon

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DAVID NUTTER

Game of Thrones, “The Last of the Starks”

(HBO)


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MIGUEL SAPOCHNIK

Game of Thrones, “The Long Night”

(HBO)


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STEPHEN WILLIAMS

Watchmen, “This Extraordinary Being”

(HBO)

Mr. Williams’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Karen Wacker, Ron Schmidt, Joseph E. Iberti
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Jason Graham
  • First Assistant Director: Kayse Goodell
  • Second Assistant Director: Ben White
  • Second Second AssistantDirector: Lance Resch-Anger

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DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Comedy Series

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2019 are (in alphabetical order): 

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DAN ATTIAS

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “It’s the Sixties, Man!”

(Prime Video)

Mr. Attias’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Dhana Rivera Gilbert, Nadia Paine (Oklahoma Unit)
  • First Assistant Directors: Jesse Nye, Steve Love (Oklahoma Unit)
  • Second Assistant Directors: Natasha Rivera, Jason Inman (Oklahoma Unit)
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Meghan K. Wicker
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Lincoln Major
  • Location Managers: Amanda Burbank, Jose Guerrero, Nick Thomason

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BILL HADER

Barry, “ronny/lily”

(HBO)

Mr. Hader’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Aida Rodgers
  • First Assistant Director: Gavin Kleintop
  • Second Assistant Director: Kevin Zelman
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Heather Kehayas
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Mikaela Mathern

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DAVID MANDEL

Veep, “Veep”

(HBO)

Mr. Mandel’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: David Hyman
  • First Assistant Director: Jeff Rosenberg
  • Second Assistant Director: Emily Hogan
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Ismael Jimenez, Chalis Romero
  • Additional Second Assistant Directors: Phil Banks, Zach Davenport, Alexis Dvorak, Phil Goodrich, Christina Lee, Emily Neumann

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DANIEL PALLADINO

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Marvelous Radio”

(Prime Video)

Mr. Palladino’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Dhana Rivera Gilbert
  • First Assistant Director: Jesse Nye
  • Second Assistant Director: Natasha Rivera
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Meghan K. Wicker
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Lincoln Major
  • Location Managers: Amanda Burbank, Jose Guerrero, Nick Thomason

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AMY SHERMAN-PALLADINO

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “It’s Comedy or Cabbage”

(Prime Video)

Ms. Sherman Palladino’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Dhana Rivera Gilbert, Nadia Paine
  • First Assistant Director: Mariela Comitini
  • Second Assistant Director: Luca Waldman
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Meghan K. Wicker
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Lincoln Major
  • Location Managers: Amanda Burbank, Jose Guerrero, Nick Thomason

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

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

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JAMES BURROWS

(‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ – Directed by)

ANDY FISHER

(‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ – Directed by)

Live in Front of a Studio Audience Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’

(ABC)

Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Martin Pasetta Jr., Sara Niimi
  • Stage Managers: John Esposito, Valdez Flagg, Alissa Levisohn Hoyo, Harvey Levine, Doug Tobin, Richard Silva, Jenny Nolan Bailey

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SPIKE JONZE

Aziz Ansari: Right Now

(Netflix)

Mr. Jonze’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Chad Richard Nicholson
  • Stage Manager: Tate Nova

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STAN LATHAN

Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones

(Netflix)

Mr. Lathan’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Myriam Leger
  • Stage Manager: Valdez Flagg

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LINDA MENDOZA

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal

(Netflix)

Ms. Mendoza’s Directorial Team:

  • Stage Manager: Arthur E. Lewis

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GLENN WEISS

The 91st Annual Academy Awards

(ABC)

Mr. Weiss’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Eve Adair, Susan Kopensky, Lori Margules, Robin Mishkin Abrams, Sara Niimi, Michael Polito
  • Stage Managers: Gary Natoli, Rita Cossette, John Esposito, Valdez Flagg, Doug Fogel, Chris Hines, Alissa Levisohn Hoyo, Arthur Lewis, Roxanne Lozano, Ron Paul, Tammy Raab, Jason Seligman, Jackie Stathis, Cheryl Teetzel‑Moore, Debbie Williams, Ari Woog

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

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

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AVA DuVERNAY

When They See Us

(Netflix)

Ms. DuVernay’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: John P. Fedynich, Amy Kaufman
  • First Assistant Director: H.H. Cooper
  • Second Assistant Director: Jamiyl Campbell
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Amrita Kundu
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Kyler Griffin
  • Location Manager: Charlynne J. Hopson

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VINCE GILLIGAN

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

(Netflix)

Mr. Gilligan’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Robin Le Chanu, Charles Newirth
  • First Assistant Director: John Wildermuth
  • Second Assistant Director: Katy Galow
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Nathan E. Davis
  • Additional Second Assistant Directors: Melissa Bosco‑Laude, Chad Goyette

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THOMAS KAIL

Fosse/Verdon, “Nowadays”

(FX Networks)

Mr. Kail’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Erica Kay
  • First Assistant Director: Deanna Leslie Kelly
  • Second Assistant Director: Brad Robinson
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Billy Brennan, Findlay Zotter
  • Location Manager: Ryan Smith

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JOHAN RENCK

Chernobyl

(HBO)

 


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MINKIE SPIRO

Fosse/Verdon, “All I Care About Is Love”

(FX Networks)

Ms. Spiro’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Erica Kay
  • First Assistant Director: Marcos González Palma
  • Second Assistant Director: Steven Lafferty
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Billy Brennan, Findlay Zotter
  • Location Manager: Ryan Smith

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JESSICA YU

Fosse/Verdon, “Glory”

(FX Networks)

Ms. Yu’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Erica Kay
  • First Assistant Director: Deanna Leslie Kelly
  • Second Assistant Director: Brad Robinson
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Billy Brennan, Findlay Zotter
  • Location Manager: Ryan Smith


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

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

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PAUL G. CASEY

Real Time With Bill Maher, “1730”

(HBO)

Mr. Casey’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Stacy Talbot
  • Stage Managers: Patrick Whitney, Brian Anderson

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NORA S. GERARD

CBS Sunday Morning, “40th Anniversary”

(CBS)

Ms. Gerard’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Jessica Frank, Kate D’Arcy Coleman, Patricia Long Finnegan, Jyll Phillips-Friedman, Catherine Liberatore Kay
  • Stage Managers: Mark Dicso, Brian McGuire

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JIM HOSKINSON

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, “A. Ocasio-Cortez; Incubus”

(CBS)

Mr. Hoskinson’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Yvonne De Mare, Karen Yaeger
  • Stage Managers: Mark McKenna, Jeff Leib

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DON ROY KING

Saturday Night Live, “E. Murphy; Lizzo”

(NBC)

Mr. King’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Michael Mancini, Michael Poole, Laura Ouziel-Mack
  • Stage Managers: Gena Rositano, Chris Kelly

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PAUL PENNOLINO, CHRISTOPHER WERNER

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, “SLAPP Suits”

(HBO)

Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Elliot Mendelson
  • Stage Managers: Mark McKenna, Craig Spinney, Tom Ucciferri

 

DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Reality Programs

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

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HISHAM ABED

Queer Eye, “Black Girl Magic”

(Netflix)

 


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JASON COHEN

Encore!, “Annie”

(Disney+)

Mr. Cohen’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Daniel Shultz

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JON FAVREAU

The Chef Show, “Hog Island”

(Netflix)

Mr. Favreau’s Directorial Team:

Associate Director: Annie Johnson


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ASHLEY S. GORMAN

First Responders Live, “103”

(FOX)

Mr. Gorman’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Don Frillici, Dara DiGerolamo, Ryan Neary, Leslie Vincent
  • Stage Manager: Roy Friedland

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PATRICK McMANUS

American Ninja Warrior,
“1116 Las Vegas National Finals Night 4”

(NBC)

Mr. McManus’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: David Massey, Sean Galvin
  • Stage Managers: Joseph R. Osborne, Wolfgang Delgado

DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Children's Programs

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

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DEAN ISRAELITE

Are You Afraid of the Dark?, “Part One: Submitted for Your Approval”

(Nickelodeon)

Mr. Israelite’s Directorial Team:

  • First Assistant Director: Pete Whyte

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JACK JAMESON

Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Special

(HBO Documentary Films)

Mr. Jameson’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Yori Tondrowski, Ken Diego
  • Stage Managers: Frank Campagna, Phyllis Digilio-Kent, Shawn Havens, Theresa Anderson

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LUKE MATHENY

Ghostwriter, “Ghost in Wonderland, Part 1”

(Apple TV+)

 


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AMY SCHATZ

Song of Parkland

(HBO Documentary Films)

 


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BARRY SONNENFELD

A Series of Unfortunate Events, “Penultimate Peril: Part 1”

(Netflix)

 


 

DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Commercials

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

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FREDRIK BOND

(MJZ)

Lighter Than Air, HP Elite Dragonfly – Media Monks

  • Unit Production Manager: Line Postmyr
  • First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn

Take it Lightly, Coca-Cola Light – Ingo

Nap, iPhone - Apple

  • Unit Production Manager: Line Postmyr
  • First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn
  • Second Assistant Director: Heather Anderson

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SPIKE JONZE

(MJZ)

Dream It, Squarespace – Squarespace

  • First Assistant Director: Thomas Smith

The New Normal, Medmen – Mekanism

  • First Assistant Director: Thomas Smith
  • Second Assistant Directors: David Marnell, Jeff Tavani

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MARK MOLLOY

(SMUGGLER)

Underdogs, Apple – Apple


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RIDLEY SCOTT

(RSA Films)

The Seven Worlds, Hennessy X.O. – DDB Paris


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DOUGAL WILSON

(Furlined)

Train, AT&T – BBDO NY

  • First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn
  • Second Assistant Director: Aaron Fitzgerald

DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Documentary

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

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STEVEN BOGNAR and JULIA REICHERT

American Factory

(Netflix)


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FERAS FAYYAD

The Cave

(National Geographic Documentary Films)



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ALEX HOLMES

Maiden

(Sony Pictures Classics)



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LJUBOMIR STEFANOV & TAMARA KOTEVSKA

Honeyland

(Neon)



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NANFU WANG and JIALING ZHANG

One Child Nation

(Amazon Studios)


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