Winners of the 69th Annual DGA Awards

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Winners of the 69th Annual DGA Awards

Winners of the 69th Annual DGA Awards

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2016 were announced on Saturday during the 69th Annual DGA Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Damien Chazelle won the DGA’s Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for La La Land.

Actor Jane Lynch hosted the ceremony before an audience of more than 1,200 guests. Presenters included (in alphabetical order): Amy Adams, Michael Apted, Casey Affleck, Paris Barclay, Martha Coolidge, Laverne Cox, Billy Crudup, Michael Fassbender, America Ferrera, Cuba Gooding Jr., Ryan Gosling, Taylor Hackford, Tony Hale, Alex R. Hibbert, Gale Anne Hurd, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicole Kidman, Christine Lahti, Helen Mirren, Mandy Moore, Kevin Nealon, Christopher Nolan, Sarah Paulson, Gene Reynolds, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, John Singleton, Emma Stone, Milo Ventimiglia, and Kerry Washington.

You can view the full list on nominees for the 69th Annual DGA Awards by clicking here.

69TH ANNUAL DGA AWARDS WINNERS

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film

DAMIEN CHAZELLE

La La Land

(Lionsgate)

Mr. Chazelle’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Michael Beugg

First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn

Second Assistant Director: Paula Case

Assistant Unit Production Manager: Bart Lipton

Second Second Assistant Director: Brett Robinson

Additional Second Assistant Director: Dodi Rubenstein

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

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Feature Film

GARTH DAVIS

Lion

(The Weinstein Company)

Mr. Davis’s Directorial Team:

Production Managers: Rajeev Mehra, Rakesh Singh (India Unit)

First Assistant Director: Chris Webb

First Assistant Director: Ananya Rane (India Unit)

Second Assistant Directors: Mark Ingram (Australia Unit), Sunny Tiku (India Unit), KP Singh (India Unit), Shaunak Kapur (India Unit)

This was one of two DGA Award nominations this year for Mr. Davis. He is also nominated in the Feature Film category for Lion. He was previously nominated for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials in 2009 for “Shadow Puppets,” U.S. Cellular.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

MIGUEL SAPOCHNIK

Game of Thrones, “The Battle of the Bastards”

(HBO)

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

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series

BECKY MARTIN

Veep, “Inauguration”

(HBO)

Ms. Martin’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: David Hyman

First Assistant Director: Dale Stern

Second Assistant Director: Michelle Gritzer

Second Second Assistant Director: Chris Riddle

Additional Second Assistant Director: Gary Cotti

This was Ms. Martin’s first DGA Award nomination.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series

STEVEN ZAILLIAN

The Night Of, “The Beach”

(HBO)

Mr. Zaillian’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Greer Yeaton

First Assistant Director: Michael Steele

Second Assistant Director: Ginger Gonzalez

Second Second Assistant Director: Rachel Iovine

Location Manager: Shane Haden

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

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

DON ROY KING

Saturday Night Live, “Host: Dave Chappelle”

(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 eleventh DGA Award nomination. He previously won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials in 2015 for Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special and for Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming in 2013 for Saturday Night Live “Host: Justin Timberlake.” 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.”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

GLENN WEISS

The 70th Annual Tony Awards

(CBS)

Mr. Weiss’s Directorial Team:

Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Robin Abrams, Ricky Kirshner

Stage Managers: Garry Hood, Peter Epstein, Joey Despenzero, Phyllis Digilio-Kent, Andrew Feigin, Doug Fogel, Jeffry Gitter, Arthur Lewis, Jeffrey M. Markowitz, Cyndi Owgang, Jeff Pearl, Alfonso Pena, Annette Powlis, Elise Reaves, Lauren Class Schneider, Jim Semmelman

This was Mr. Weiss’s thirteenth DGA Award nomination. He previously won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 for the 61st, 64th, 65th, 66th, 67th and 68th Annual Tony Awards. He was also nominated in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008 for the 55th, 56th, 59th, 60th, and 62nd Annual Tony Awards. He was also nominated in 2015 for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series, together with Rob Ashford, for Peter Pan Live!

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs

J. RUPERT THOMPSON

American Grit, “The Finale ‑ Over the Falls”

(FOX)

Mr. Thompson’s Directorial Team:

Associate Director: David Charles

Stage Managers: Daniel Curran, Kevin Fletcher

This was Mr. Thompson’s seventh DGA Award nomination. He previously won in this category in 2005 for Fear Factor, “Heist Fear Factor, Season 6 Premiere.” He was also nominated in 2006 for Fear Factor, “Military Fear Factor, Season Finale,” in 2008 for Estate of Panic, “102, That Sinking Feeling,” in 2011 for Fear Factor 2.0, “Scorpion Tales,” in 2012 for Stars Earn Stripes, “Amphibious Assault,” and in 2013 for The Hero, “Teamwork.”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs

TINA MABRY

An American Girl Story ‑ Melody 1963: Love Has to Win

(Amazon)

Ms. Mabry’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Richard G. King

First Assistant Director: Otto Penzato

Second Assistant Director: David Berke

Second Second Assistant Director: Christopher H. Cook

Additional Second Assistant Directors: Candice Lee, Matthew W. Ross

This was Ms. Mabry’s first DGA Award nomination.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials

DEREK CIANFRANCE

(RadicalMedia)

Chase, Nike Golf – Wieden + Kennedy Portland

First Assistant Director: Rick Lange

Second Assistant Director: Ethan Ross, Craig Sackett, Cue Chatley

Second Second Assistant Directors: Greg Moutran, Stephen Killebrew

Doubts, Powerade – Wieden + Kennedy Portland

First Assistant Director: Mariela Comitini

Second Assistant Director: Brad Robinson

Expectations, Powerade – Wieden + Kennedy Portland

First Assistant Director: Mariela Comitini

Second Assistant Director: Brad Robinson

Manifesto, Squarespace – Anomaly

First Assistant Director: David Backus

Second Assistant Director: Josh Voegelin

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

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

EZRA EDELMAN

O.J.: Made in America

ESPN Films

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

Lifetime Achievement & Service Award Recipients

RIDLEY SCOTT

Lifetime Achievement Award in Feature Film

This award, which is given to a Director in recognition of distinguished achievement in motion picture direction, is the Guild’s highest honor and the recipient is selected by the present and past presidents of the Guild.

JAY D. ROTH

DGA Presidents Award

This award, which is given for leadership and extraordinary efforts in enhancing the welfare and image of the Guild and the industry, is bestowed only by a unanimous vote of the sitting and former DGA Presidents.

THOMAS SCHLAMME

Robert B. Aldrich Service Award

This award is given in recognition of extraordinary service to the Directors Guild of America and to its membership.

MARIE CANTIN

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.

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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