Sunday, February 7, 2016

The 68th Annual Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards

Well Well Well. Another mess we have. The last time the three big guilds split was in 2013, with Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, and American Hustle, and we had no idea what was going to win until the envelope was opened. I think this year's race is even tighter, and Inarritu winning here has put The Revenant back in the race. Spotlight, The Big Short, The Revenant, and yes even Mad Max, are all on an interesting trajectory here. I think BAFTA will go for The Revenant, which puts it ahead, but just by a hair. Updated predictions coming soon...

Director of a Motion Picture
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu "The Revenant"

First-Time Feature Film Director
Alex Garland "Ex Machina"

Documentary Director
Matthew Heineman "Cartel Land"

Director of a TV Movie/Miniseries
Dee Rees "Bessie"

Director of a Drama Series
David Nutter "Game of Thrones - Mother's Mercy"

Director of a Comedy Series
Chris Addison "Veep - Election Night"

Director of Variety/Talk/News/Sports - Series
Dave Diomedi "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - Episode 325"

Director of a Variety Special
Don Roy King "Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special"

Director of Reality Program
Adam Vetri "Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge - Gods of War"

Director of Children's Program
Kenny Ortega "Descendants"

Director of Commercials
Andreas Nilsson

Lifetime Achievement - Television Direction
Joe Pytka

Frank Capra Achievement Award
Mary Rae Thewlis

Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award
Thomas McDermott

1 comment:

  1. Why does everyone continue to consider 2013 as a split year when there was that PGA tie?