News

DGA Awards Winners: La La Land Notches Another Win, HBO Dominates TV

by | February 4, 2017 | Comments

The Directors Guild of America held their 69th annual awards on Saturday, February 4, honoring achievements in directorial work in film and television. All five of the feature film nominees this year were first-time nominees, and La La Land‘s Damien Chazelle ultimately emerged with the trophy. On the TV side, HBO came up big, winning awards in the Dramatic Series , Comedy Series, and Television Movie or Mini-Series. Read on for the full list of winners.


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film

Damien Chazelle

La La Land
91%

Garth Davis

Lion
84%

Barry Jenkins

Moonlight
98%

Kenneth Lonergan

Manchester by the Sea
96%

Denis Villeneuve

Arrival
94%

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a First-Time Feature Film

Garth Davis

Lion
84%

Kelly Fremon Craig

The Edge of Seventeen
94%

Tim Miller

Deadpool
85%

Dan Trachtenberg

10 Cloverfield Lane
90%

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series

The Duffer Brothers, “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers”

Stranger Things: Season 1
97%

Ryan Murphy, “From the Ashes of Tragedy”

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson
97%

Jonathan Nolan, “The Original”

Westworld: Season 1
87%

John Singleton, “The Race Card”

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson
97%

Miguel Sapochnik, “The Battle of the Bastards”

Game of Thrones: Season 6
94%

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Comedy Series

Alec Berg, “Daily Active Users”

Silicon Valley: Season 3
100%

Donald Glover, “B.A.N.”

Atlanta: Season 1
97%

Mike Judge, “Founder Friendly”

Silicon Valley: Season 3
100%

Becky Martin, “Inauguration”

Veep: Season 5
94%

Dale Stern, “Mother”

Veep: Season 5
94%

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Television Movie or Mini-Series

Raymond De Felitta

Madoff: Season 1
68%

Thomas Kail (Directed), Alex Rudzinski (Live Television Direction)

Grease: Live!
92%

Kenny Leon (Directed),Alex Rudzinski (Live Television Direction)

Hairspray Live!
76%

Jay Roach

All the Way
88%

Steven Zaillian

The Night Of: Miniseries
94%

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


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

  • Jeff Foley, Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 – The Best is Yet to Come
  • Tim Mancinelli, The Late Late Show with James Corden, “The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special”
  • Linda Mendoza, Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House
  • Paul Myers, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, “A Very Special Full Frontal Special”
  • Glenn Weiss, The 70th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs

  • Ken Fuchs, Shark Tank, “801”
  • John Gonzalez, Live PD, “Episode Five”
  • Brian Smith, Strong, “Welcome to Strong”
  • J. Rupert Thompson, American Grit, “The Finale – Over the Falls”
  • Bertram Van Munster, The Amazing Race, “We’re Only Doing Freaky Stuff Today”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs

  • Liz Allen, The Kicks, “Pilot”
  • Alethea Jones, “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, “Gortimer and the Jacks of All Trades”
  • Michael Lembeck, A Nutcracker Christmas
  • Tina Mabry, An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has To Win
  • John Schultz, Adventures in Babysitting

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Ezra Edelman

O.J.: Made in America
100%

Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg

Weiner
97%

Roger Ross Williams

Life, Animated
94%

Tag Cloud

BET cancelled Sundance TV Marvel Studios sag awards Nickelodeon History miniseries FX on Hulu toy story a nightmare on elm street christmas movies Awards all-time vampires Countdown historical drama Creative Arts Emmys mockumentary Infographic LGBT Showtime foreign CNN name the review aliens TBS space BET Awards OneApp Syfy stand-up comedy American Society of Cinematographers zero dark thirty Hallmark Paramount Apple Trophy Talk Peacock Reality franchise HBO what to watch movie romance Marvel Television Brie Larson E! die hard Pride Month YouTube Chernobyl See It Skip It ESPN Dark Horse Comics 20th Century Fox Animation First Look technology MCU Discovery Channel hist Horror NYCC Ovation Mary poppins CMT Pirates Tarantino zombie Cannes DirecTV 2020 reboot APB Disney Plus versus kids The Witch hispanic WGN Trivia Drama DGA MSNBC TCA USA Amazon Studios comedies spanish language werewolf spinoff dc teaser nature VH1 YA Television Critics Association halloween doctor who Character Guide YouTube Premium book 2016 Lifetime Christmas movies Interview talk show Comics on TV cancelled television emmy awards Spike Epix Paramount Network facebook Extras 007 video on demand crime thriller Black Mirror series ABC Family Avengers cancelled TV shows Binge Guide USA Network GIFs Trailer TLC anime Logo Box Office comic Certified Fresh dceu dogs Walt Disney Pictures justice league Pet Sematary Apple TV+ composers Bravo SXSW Lionsgate HBO Go DC streaming service universal monsters A24 Amazon Tumblr independent blaxploitation The Walking Dead cults Family psychological thriller Winter TV movies Marvel diversity TV renewals Hallmark Christmas movies 2017 concert President Podcast Captain marvel Disney Channel Comedy Central PBS screenings E3 cats strong female leads YouTube Red theme song Anna Paquin Amazon Prime Video quibi festivals Cosplay Tomatazos latino Endgame spider-man Acorn TV Mystery Esquire Toys joker Classic Film Martial Arts X-Men TIFF robots Reality Competition Arrowverse Emmy Nominations Netflix Disney streaming service TV tv talk satire Oscars Elton John Polls and Games Hulu Pop TV Holidays Election serial killer Rocketman The Purge Opinion 45 Rock A&E NBC supernatural ABC cinemax dragons 4/20 21st Century Fox Valentine's Day Lucasfilm news cooking Country Columbia Pictures war Crunchyroll Funimation Mudbound spain comics Baby Yoda documentaries cops canceled Apple TV Plus SundanceTV based on movie TCA 2017 golden globes 2015 RT History political drama spy thriller witnail Food Network Schedule best Video Games animated parents crime drama 71st Emmy Awards true crime casting Spectrum Originals children's TV indie Summer TCA Winter 2020 sequel TNT slashers Biopics mutant adventure police drama Vudu travel batman Fantasy PaleyFest jamie lee curtis Amazon Prime Musicals Red Carpet south america directors Film CW Seed Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt thriller medical drama richard e. Grant BBC singing competition crossover natural history The CW free movies PlayStation IFC Films Disney Pop Super Bowl Marathons BBC One Adult Swim Western renewed TV shows MTV Sony Pictures crime BAFTA Premiere Dates Spring TV criterion blockbuster Mindy Kaling Black History Month Cartoon Network 24 frames TCM binge Set visit screen actors guild Kids & Family The Arrangement finale Best and Worst AMC GLAAD Nominations indiana jones nbcuniversal award winner DC Universe Nat Geo RT21 chucky romantic comedy CBS All Access mission: impossible science fiction discovery Shondaland television Hear Us Out disaster IFC films Turner Song of Ice and Fire Sneak Peek adaptation zombies Tubi Thanksgiving Photos Grammys Writers Guild of America ratings National Geographic Masterpiece Turner Classic Movies Watching Series Women's History Month FOX HBO Max dramedy 2018 Pixar anthology psycho Starz San Diego Comic-Con El Rey ITV SDCC GoT Musical Warner Bros. Teen boxoffice game show BBC America elevated horror period drama docudrama Mary Poppins Returns Emmys transformers Lifetime Heroines video Britbox FX critics Christmas social media Winners Netflix Christmas movies Sundance Awards Tour Universal Academy Awards FXX asian-american documentary CBS Chilling Adventures of Sabrina reviews Calendar LGBTQ Music Ghostbusters Fox News TV Land Fall TV Holiday breaking bad TCA Awards cancelled TV series Film Festival Star Trek child's play sitcom Crackle stoner New York Comic Con scary movies VOD Shudder Travel Channel revenge First Reviews Mary Tyler Moore Action streaming Year in Review ghosts unscripted Disney+ Disney Plus canceled TV shows rotten movies we love Television Academy Quiz WarnerMedia cartoon Rom-Com comiccon sports TruTV Ellie Kemper Superheroes green book OWN twilight 2019 dark Star Wars biography game of thrones Comedy Freeform Rocky harry potter Comic Book Sundance Now politics Stephen King cars Superheroe VICE DC Comics Sci-Fi