2021 DGA Awards Film and
TV Nominations

The Directors Guild of America unveiled its TV, commercials and documentary nominees on March 8 and its film nominees on March 9. The complete lists of nominees are at the links.

No genre production directors made the finalists in the film category. They did better on the TV side.

Jon Favreau is a finalist in the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series category for
The Mandalorian, “Chapter 9: The Marshal”.

Matt Shakman, WandaVision director, is up for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series award.

Dean Israelite is nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs category for Nickelodeon’s series The Astronauts episode “Countdown”

This year’s winners will be announced during an April 10 virtual event.

DGA Awards 2020 Winners

The winners of the 72nd DGA Awards presented by the Directors Guild of America on January 25 included the directors of a Watchmen episode, and the genre-adjacent Chernobyl miniseries.  

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

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

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series

JOHAN RENCK – Chernobyl (HBO)

The complete list of winners follows the jump.

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2018 DGA Awards

The winners of the 70th DGA Awards presented by the Directors Guild of America on February 3 included directors of these genre productions:

FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR

JORDAN PEELE, “Get Out”
(Universal Pictures)

Peele’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Marcei A. Brown, Rick A. Osako (Fairhope Unit)
First Assistant Director: Gerard DiNardi
Second Assistant Directors: Ram Paul Silbey, Marc Newland (Fairhope Unit), Jack McKenna (New York Unit)
Second Second Assistant Director: Maggie Ballard
Location Manager: Kurt Enger (New York Unit)

FEATURE FILM

GUILLERMO DEL TORO, “The Shape of Water”
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

del Toro’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: J. Miles Dale
Production Manager: Dennis Chapman
First Assistant Director: Pierre Henry
Second Assistant Director: Tyler Delben

DRAMA SERIES

REED MORANO, The Handmaid’s Tale, “Offred”
(Hulu)

Ms. Morano’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Joe Boccia

[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the story.]