On Saturday, February 18th, the directors took center stage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles for their own DGA awards.
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The Directors Guild of America Awards, also known as DGA awards, are issued annually by the Directors Guild of America. This year’s 75th DGA Awards took place on February 18, 2023, a Saturday.
The DGA represents over 18,000 directors and members of directorial teams working in different sectors like film, television, media, commercial, and other audiovisual media.
The Oscars are less than a month away, and before that, every award show matters. The next few weeks are going to pass with the updates of every Hollywood guild giving out their annual awards and highlighting their existence in the spotlight.
The DGA is a very strong predictor of the Oscars. In the last 74 years, it has happened only eight times that the eventual Best Director missed a place on the Oscars.
The ceremony on Saturday honored outstanding achievements from both television and film.
Here is a complete list of all the nominations in the guild.
Todd Field, “TAR”
Joseph Kosinski, “Top Gun: Maverick”
Daniel K wan and Da Niel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere All At Once”
Martin McDonagh, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Steven Spielberg, “The fabelmans”
First Time Feature Film
Alice Diop, “Saint Omer”
Audrey Diwan, “Happening”
John Patton Ford, “Emily the criminal”
Antoneta Alamat kusijanovic,“Murina”
Charlotte Wells, “Aftersun”
Sam Levinson, “Euphoria”
Jasin Bateman, “Ozark”-a hard way to go
Vince Gilligan, “Better Call Saul”
Aoife McArdle, “Severance”- hide and seek
Ben Stiller, “Severance”
Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”-how do you get to Carnegie Hall?
Tim Burton, “Wednesday”
Christopher Storer,” The Bear”
Mike White, “The white lotus”
Bill Harder, “Barry”-710N
Movies for Television and Limited Series
Eric Appel, “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”
Deborah Chow, “Obi Wan Kenobi”
Jeremy Podeswa, “Station Eleven” – “Unbroken Circle”
Helen Shaver, “Station Eleven”—”Who’s There?”
Tom Verica, “Inventing Anna” – “The Devil Wore Anna”
Paul G. Casey, “Real Time with Bill Maher”
Jim Hoskinson, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,”
David Paul Meyer, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”
Liz Patrick, “Saturday Night Live,” “Host and Musical Guest Jack Harlow”
Paul Pennolino, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Tim Federle, “Better Nate Than Ever”
Bonnie Hunt, “Amber Brown” – “I, Amber Brown”
Dean Israelite, “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”
Michael Lembeck, “Snow Day The Musical”
Anne Renton, “Best Foot Forward” – “Halloween”
Sara Dosa, “Fire of Love” (National Geographic)
Matthew Heineman, “Retrograde” (Disney+)
Laura Poitras, “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” (Neon)
Daniel Roher, “Navalny” (CNN/Warner Bros.)
Shaunak Sen, “All That Breathes” (HBO Documentary/Sideshow)
Juan Cabral (MJZ)
Kim Gehrig (Somesuch, Inc.)
Craig Gillespie (MJZ)
David Shane (O Positive, LLC)
Ivan Zachariáš (SMUGGLER)
The best feature film was bagged by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for Everything, Everywhere, All At Once (A24). The First Time Feature Film was won by Charlotte Wells for AfterSun (A24).
Sam Levinson’s Euphoria won the award for best direction of a drama series, and Bill Hader’s “Barry” won the award for best comedy series. Best direction for movies for television went to Helen Shaver for Station Eleven while Liz Patrick won best direction for Talk show for Saturday Night Live.
Anne Renton won the Children’s Program for Best Foot Forward—Halloween. And Best Direction for Commercial got bagged by Kim Gehrig for Somesuch, Inc.
Sara Dosa’s Fire of Love won the best direction in the Documentary category.