2019 Directors Guild Awards Nominations Announced

Roma, A Star Is Born, and Green Book continue to rack up nominations, while Atlanta and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel earn two nods apiece in TV.

by | January 8, 2019 | Comments

The Directors Guild of America have announced the nominees for the 2019 Directors Guild Awards, honoring outstanding directorial achievements across film and television. There were few surprises in the film categories, as recent Golden Globe winner Alfonso Cuarón, Spike Lee, and Bradley Cooper earned nods for RomaBlacKkKlansman, and A Star Is Born, respectively. Cooper also scored a nomination in the First-Time Feature Film category, however, alongside Eighth Grade‘s Bo Burnham and Sorry to Bother You‘s Boots Riley, among others. In TV, both Atlanta and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel score multiple nominations in the Comedy Series category, while mainstays like Homeland and The Americans were joined by The Handmaid’s TaleOzark, and new HBO series Succession. Winners will be announced on Feb. 2 in a ceremony in Hollywood; read through for the full list of nominees below.

Feature Film

Bradley Cooper

A Star Is Born

Alfonso Cuarón


Peter Farrelly

Green Book

Spike Lee


Adam McKay


First-Time Feature Film

Bo Burnham

Eighth Grade

Bradley Cooper

A Star Is Born

Carlos López Estrada


Matthew Heineman

A Private War

Boots Riley

Sorry to Bother You

Dramatic Series

Jason Bateman, “Reparations”

Ozark: Season 2

Lesli Linka Glatter, “Paean to the People”

Homeland: Season 7

Chris Long, “START”

The Americans: Season 6

Adam McKay, “Celebration”

Succession: Season 1

Daina Reid, “Holly”

The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2

Comedy Series

Donald Glover, “FUBU”

Atlanta: Robbin' Season

Bill Hader, “Chapter One: Make Your Mark”

Barry: Season 1

Hiro Murai, “Teddy Perkins”

Atlanta: Robbin' Season

Daniel Palladino, “We’re Going to the Catskills!”

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 2

Amy Sherman-Palladino, “All Alone”

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 2

Movies for Television / Limited Series

Cary Joji Fukunaga


David Leveaux, Alex Rudzinski

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Barry Levinson


Ben Stiller

Escape at Dannemora

Jean-Marc Vallée

Sharp Objects


Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin

Free Solo

Betsy West, Julie Cohen


Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

  • Paul G. Casey – Real Time with Bill Maher, “#1633”
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, Nathan Fielder, Daniel Gray Longino, Dan Mazer – Who Is America?, “Episode 102”
  • Jim Hoskinson – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, “#480”
  • Don Roy King – Saturday Night Live, “Adam Driver; Kanye West”
  • Paul Pennolino – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, “Episode 502 – Italian Election”

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

  • The 60th Grammy Awards
  • The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2018
  • Bill Maher: Live from Oklahoma
  • Steve Martin & Martin Short – “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life”
  • The 72nd Annual Tony Awards

Reality Programs

  • Better Late Than Never, “How Do You Say Roots in German?”
  • Iron Chef Gauntlet, “Episode 201”
  • American Ninja Warrior, “Miami City Qualifiers”
  • The Final Table, “Japan”
  • The Amazing Race, “It’s Just a Million Dollars, No Pressure”

Children’s Programs

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events, “Hostile Hospital: Part 1”
  • Sesame Street, “When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special”
  • The Dangerous Book for Boys, “How to Walk on the Moon”
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events, “The Vile Village: Part 1”
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events, “The Ersatz Elevator: Part 1”

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