60th Directors Guild of America Awards

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60th Directors Guild of America Awards
DateJanuary 26, 2008 (2008-01-26)
LocationHyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Presented byDirectors Guild of America
Hosted byCarl Reiner
Highlights
Best Director Feature Film:No Country for Old MenEthan and Joel Coen
Best Director Documentary:Ghosts of Cité Soleil – Asger Leth

The 60th Directors Guild of America Awards, honoring the outstanding directorial achievements in films, documentary and television in 2007, were presented on January 26, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.[1][2][3] The ceremony was hosted by Carl Reiner.[4] The nominees in the feature film category were announced on January 8, 2008,[5][6] and the nominations for directorial achievement in television, documentaries and commercials were announced on January 10, 2008.[7][8]

The awards were noted in the media for an incident in which actress Sean Young was ejected from the ceremony by security guards for heckling the stage and other behavior.[9][10]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Film[edit]

Feature Film

Ethan and Joel CoenNo Country for Old Men

Documentaries

Asger LethGhosts of Cité Soleil

Television[edit]

Drama Series

Alan TaylorMad Men for "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"

Comedy Series

Barry SonnenfeldPushing Daisies for "Pie-lette"

Miniseries or TV Film

Yves SimoneauBury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Musical Variety

Glenn Weiss61st Tony Awards

Daytime Serials

Larry CarpenterOne Life to Live for "Episode #9947"

Reality Programs

Bertram van MunsterThe Amazing Race for "Episode #1110"

Children's Programs

Paul HoenJump In!

Commercials[edit]

Commercials

Nicolai FuglsigGuinness' "Tipping Point", J. C. Penney's "It's Magic", and Motorola's "Journey"

Frank Capra Achievement Award[edit]

  • Liz Ryan

Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award[edit]

  • Barbara J. Roche

Honorary Life Member[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joel & Ethan Coen Win DGA Feature Film Award, Other Winners of 2007 DGA Awards Announced". Directors Guild of America. January 26, 2008. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  2. ^ King, Susan (January 27, 2008). "Coens share DGA honors for director". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  3. ^ "Coens Top DGA Awards with 'No Country'". Backstage. January 27, 2008. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  4. ^ "DGA Sets Host and Presenters for 60th Annual DGA Awards Dinner". Directors Guild of America. January 22, 2008. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for the Year 2007". Directors Guild of America. January 8, 2008. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  6. ^ Tourtellotte, Bob (January 8, 2008). "Directors Guild names favorite directors of '07". Reuters. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  7. ^ "Nominees for Movies for Television, Dramatic Series Night, Comedy Series, Musical Variety, Reality Programs, Daytime Serials, Children's Programs, Documentary and Commercials". Directors Guild of America. January 10, 2008. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  8. ^ King, Susan (January 11, 2008). "DGA names TV nominees". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  9. ^ "'Blade Runner' star in rehab after awards outburst". CNN. January 29, 2008. Archived from the original on March 7, 2008. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  10. ^ Garrett, Diane (January 28, 2008). "A spirited moment at the DGA Awards". Variety. Retrieved January 22, 2018.

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