DAMIEN CHAZELLE La La Land
DAMIEN CHAZELLE
La La Land

Damien Chazelle director of La La Land is the winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2016.  This was Mr. Chazelle’s first DGA Award nomination.

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director for 2016 is Garth Davis, director of Lion. This was one of two DGA Award nominations this year for Mr. Davis. He was 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.

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2016 is Ezra Edelman, director of O.J.: Made in America. This was Mr. Edelman’s first DGA Award nomination.

The complete list of DGA 69th Annual 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

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)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
EZRA EDELMAN – O.J.: Made in America ESPN Films

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