Directors Guild of America Awards

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Television and Commercial Nominees Announced 1/11/2017
Feature Film Nominees Announced 1/12/17
Winners Announced 2/4/2017
♦ indicates winner

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 in First-Time Feature Film
♦ 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 Dramatic Series
The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things – Chapter One: “The Vanishing of Will Byers”
Ryan Murphy, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – “From the Ashes of Tragedy”
Jonathan Nolan, Westworld – “The Original”
♦ Miguel Sapochnik, Game of Thrones – “The Battle of the Bastards”
John Singleton, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – “The Race Card”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series
Alec Berg, Silicon Valley – “Daily Active Users”
Donald Glover, Atlanta – “B.A.N.”
Mike Judge, Silicon Valley – “Founder Friendly”
♦ Becky Martin, Veep – “Inauguration”
Dale Stern, Veep – “Mother”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series
Raymond De Felitta, Madoff
Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski, Grease Live!
Kennny Leon and Alex Rudzinski, Hairspray Live!
Jay Roach, All the Way
♦ Steven Zaillian, The Night Of – “The Beach”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming
Paul G. Casey, Real Time with Bill Maher – “Show #1437”
Nora Gerard, CBS Sunday Morning – “Charles Osgood Farewell Broadcast”
Jim Hoskinson, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – “Episode #0179”
♦ Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live – “Host: Dave Chappelle”
Paul Pennolino, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” – “Episode #1030”

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Special
Jerry Foley, Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 – The Best is Yet to Come
Tim Manncinelli, The Late Late Show with James Corden – “The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special
Linda Mendoza, Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House
Paul Myers, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee – “A Very Special Full Frontal Special”
♦ Glen Weiss, The 70th Annual Tony Awards

Reality Programs
Ken Fuchs, Shark Tank – “801”
John Gonzalez, Live PD – “Episode 5”
Brian Smith, STRONG – “Welcome to STRONG”
♦ J. Rupert Thompson, American Grit – “The Finale Over the Falls”
Bertram Van Munster, The Amazing Race, “We’re Only Doing Freaky Stuff Today”

Children’s Programs
Liz Allen, The Kicks – “Pilot”
Alethea Jones, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street – “Gortimer and the Jacks of All Trades”
Michael Lembeck, A Nutcracker Christmas
♦ Tina Mabry, An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win
John Schultz, Adventures in Babysitting

Documentary
Otto Bell, The Eagle Huntress
♦ Ezra Edelman, O.J.: Made in America
Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg, Weiner
Raoul Peck, I Am Not Your Negro
Roger Ross Williams, Life, Animated

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