Directors Guild Awards 2017: The Film Nominations

The Directors Guild of America have announced their nominees for the 69th Annual DGA Awards. The ceremony will take place on Saturday February 4th 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Last year’s winner of the DGA Award for Outstanding Directing of a Feature Film was Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant, which predicted last years Oscar winner for Best Director.

NOMINEES FOR THE 69th DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS:

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Garth Davis, Lion
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By The Sea
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First Time Feature Film Director
Garth Davis, Lion
Kelly Fremon Craig, The Edge Of Seventeen
Tim Miller, Deadpool
Nate Parker, Birth Of A Nation
Dan Trachtenberg, 10 Cloverfield Lane

FULL LISTING OF DIRECTORIAL TEAMS

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

This is Mr. Chazelle’s first DGA Award nomination.

GARTH DAVIS, Lion (The Weinstein Company)
Mr. Davis’s Directorial Team:
– 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)

This is one of two DGA Award nominations this year for Mr. Davis. He is also nominated in the First-Time 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.

BARRY JENKINS, Moonlight (A24)
Mr. Jenkins’s Directorial Team:
– Unit Production Manager: Jennifer Radzikowski

This is Mr. Jenkins’s first DGA Award nomination.

KENNETH LONERGAN, Manchester by the Sea (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions)
Mr. Lonergan’s Directorial Team:
– Unit Production Manager: Declan Baldwin
– First Assistant Director: Michael J. Moore
– Second Assistant Director: David Blazina
– Second Second Assistant Directors: Tim LaDue, Scooter Perrotta

This is Mr. Lonergan’s first DGA Award nomination.

DENIS VILLENEUVE, Arrival (Paramount Pictures)
Mr. Villeneuve’s Directorial Team:
– Unit Production Manager: Stan Wlodkowski
– First Assistant Director: Donald L. Sparks
– Second Assistant Director: Brigitte Goulet
– Second Second Assistant Director: Karine P. Labelle

This is Mr. Villeneuve’s first DGA Award nomination.

KELLY FREMON CRAIG, The Edge of Seventeen (STX Entertainment)
Ms. Fremon Craig’s Directorial Team:
– Unit Production Manager: Brendan Ferguson
– Production Manager: Dan Clarke
– First Assistant Director: James Bitonti
– Second Assistant Director: Daniel Mansfield

This is Ms. Fremon Craig’s first DGA Award nomination.

TIM MILLER, Deadpool (Twentieth Century Fox)
Mr. Miller’s Directorial Team:
– Unit Production Manager: John J. Kelly
– First Assistant Director: James Bitonti
– Second Assistant Director: Daniel Mansfield

This is Mr. Miller’s first DGA Award nomination.

NATE PARKER, The Birth of a Nation (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Mr. Parker’s Directorial Team:
– Unit Production Manager: Mark Moran
– First Assistant Director: Tomas Deckaj
– Second Assistant Director: Mark C. Stevens
– Second Second Assistant Director: Scott Bowers

This is Mr. Parker’s first DGA Award nomination.

DAN TRACHTENBERG, 10 Cloverfield Lane (Paramount Pictures)
Mr. Trachtenberg’s Directorial Team:
– Unit Production Manager: Robert J. Dohrmann
– First Assistant Director: Jason Blumenfeld
– Second Assistant Director: Paul B. Uddo
– Second Second Assistant Director: Jonathan M. Warren
– Location Manager: Batou A. Chandler

This is Mr. Trachtenberg’s first DGA Award nomination.


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Editor-in-Chief of Tastic Film Magazine James Rush.