Directors Guild Awards 2017: Winners List

The Directors Guild Awards ceremony, which took place on Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, honored the best acting achievements of the past year.

La La Land took home the most prestigious award of the night on the feature film side with Damien Chazelle collecting the awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film. The directorial film award for a first time feature director was presented to Garth Davis for his achievement with Lion.

On the television side, the most coveted awards of the night the Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards went to for a dramatic series Miguel Sapochnik for the Game Of Thrones episode The Battle Of The Bastards and for a Comedy Series Becky Martin for the Veep shows Inauguration episode.

The awards do hold a small clue for Oscar predicting. Last year’s winner of the DGA Award for Outstanding Directing of a Feature Film was Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant, predicted last year’s Oscar winner for Best Director.

To view the full listing of a film director’s team members, please view the list of nominees by clicking the links below:

The film directorial teams.

The television directorial teams.



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


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series
THE DUFFER BROTHERS, Stranger Things ‘Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers’ (Netflix)
RYAN MURPHY, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story ‘From the Ashes of Tragedy’ (FX)
JONATHAN NOLAN, Westworld ‘The Original’ (HBO)
MIGUEL SAPOCHNIK, Game of Thrones ‘The Battle of the Bastards’ (HBO)
JOHN SINGLETON, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story ‘The Race Card’ (FX)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Comedy Series
ALEC BERG, Silicon Valley ‘Daily Active Users’ (HBO)
DONALD GLOVER, Atlanta ‘B.A.N.’ (FX)
MIKE JUDGE, Silicon Valley ‘Founder Friendly’ (HBO)
BECKY MARTIN, Veep ‘Inauguration’ (HBO)
DALE STERN, Veep ‘Mother’ (HBO)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies For TV And Miniseries
Directed By THOMAS KAIL with Live Television Direction by ALEX RUDZINSKI, Grease Live! (Fox)
Directed By KENNY LEON with Live Television Direction by ALEX RUDZINSKI, Hairspray Live! (NBC)
JAY ROACH, All the Way (HBO)
STEVEN ZAILLIAN, The Night Of ‘The Beach’ (HBO)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/News/Talk/Sports Regularly Scheduled Programming
PAUL G. CASEY, Real Time With Bill Maher ‘Show #1437’ (HBO)
NORA GERARD, CBS Sunday Morning ‘Charles Osgood Farewell Broadcast’ (CBS)
JIM HOSKINSON, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert ‘Episode #0179’ (CBS)
DON ROY KING, Saturday Night Live ‘Host: Dave Chappelle’ (NBC)
PAUL PENNOLINO, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee ‘Episode #1030’ (TBS)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/News/Talk/Sports Specials
JERRY FOLEY, Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 – The Best is Yet to Come (NBC)
TIM MANCINELLI, The Late Late Show with James Corden ‘The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special’ (CBS)
LINDA MENDOZA, Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House (PBS)
PAUL MYERS, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee ‘A Very Special Full Frontal Special’ (TBS)
GLENN WEISS, The 70th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs
KEN FUCHS, Shark Tank ‘801’ (ABC)
JOHN GONZALEZ, Live PD ‘Episode 5’ (A&E)
J. RUPERT THOMPSON, American Grit ‘The Finale Over the Falls’ (Fox)
BERTRAM VAN MUNSTER, The Amazing Race ‘We’re Only Doing Freaky Stuff Today’ (CBS)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs
LIZ ALLEN, The Kicks ‘Pilot’ (Amazon)
ALETHEA JONES, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street ‘Gortimer and the Jacks of All Trades’ (Amazon)
MICHAEL LEMBECK, A Nutcracker Christmas (Hallmark Channel)
TINA MABRY, An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win (Amazon)
JOHN SCHULTZ, Adventures in Babysitting (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary
OTTO BELL, The Eagle Huntress (Sony Pictures Classics)
EZRA EDELMAN, O.J.: Made in America (ESPN Films)
JOSH KRIEGMAN & ELYSE STEINBERG, Weiner (Sundance Selects)
RAOUL PECK, I Am Not Your Negro (Magnolia Pictures)
ROGER ROSS WILLIAMS, Life, Animated (The Orchard)

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