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Alfonso Cuarón continued his winning record for Roma, snagging the Directors Guild of America’s Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Roma at the 71st Annual DGA Awards. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in 2013 for Gravity. Bo Burnham won the Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director for Eighth Grade; and Tim Wardle won the Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for Three Identical Strangers.

71st Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards Winners

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2018 is:

ALFONSO CUARÓN
Roma
(Netflix)

This was Mr. Cuarón’s second DGA Feature Film Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in 2013 for Gravity.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Feature Film

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director for 2018 is:

BO BURNHAM
Eighth Grade
(A24)

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

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2018 is:

TIM WARDLE
Three Identical Strangers
(Neon and CNN Films)

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

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for 2018 is:

ADAM McKAY
Succession, “Celebration”
(HBO)

This was Mr. McKay’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award for The Big Short in 2015.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2018 is: 

BILL HADER
Barry, “Chapter One: Make Your Mark”
(HBO)

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

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series for 2018 is:

BEN STILLER
Escape at Dannemora
(Showtime)

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

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

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming for 2018 is:

DON ROY KING
Saturday Night Live, “Adam Driver; Kanye West”
(NBC)

This was Mr. King’s thirteenth DGA Award nomination. He previously won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in this category for Saturday Night Live, “Host: Jimmy Fallon” in 2017, Saturday Night Live, “Host: Dave Chappelle” in 2016 and for Saturday Night Live “Host: Justin Timberlake” in 2013. Mr King also won the DGA Award for Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special in 2015. 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

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for 2018 are is:

LOUIS J. HORVITZ
The 60th Grammy Awards
(CBS)

This was Mr. Horvitz’s nineteenth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 1997 for The Kennedy Center Honors. He was also nominated for TheKennedy Center Honors in 1993, 2001, 2009, 2011 and 2014. In 2013, he was nominated for The 55th Annual Grammy Awards and was previously nominated for The 70th, 71st, 72nd, 74th, 75th, 76th, 77th, 79th and 80th Annual Academy Awards, along with Sinatra: 80 Years My Way in 1995 and Live Aid Concert in 1985.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs for 2018 is:

RUSSELL NORMAN
The Final Table, “Japan”
(Netflix)

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

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs for 2018 is:

JACK JAMESON
Sesame Street, “When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special”
(HBO)

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

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2018 is:

SPIKE JONZE
(MJZ)

This was Mr. Jonze’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2006 for Hello Tomorrow (Adidas), Penguin (Miller Beer) and Pardon Our Dust (Gap). He was also previously nominated for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award for Being John Malkovich in 1999.

Lifetime Achievement & Service Award Recipients

DON MISCHER
Lifetime Achievement Award in Television
This award is given in recognition of Distinguished Achievement in Television Direction.

KATHLEEN McGILL
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.

MIMI DEATON
Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award
This award is given to an Associate Director or Stage Manager in recognition of career achievement in the industry and service to the Directors Guild of America.

FX NETWORKS
DGA Diversity Award
This award is given for the network’s commitment to, and leadership in, inclusive hiring in DGA-covered categories – and for the example they set for the rest of the industry.



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