65th Directors Guild of America Awards

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65th Directors Guild of America Awards
Date February 2, 2013 (2013-02-02)
Location Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, California
Country United States
Presented by Directors Guild of America
Hosted by Kelsey Grammer
Best Director Feature Film: ArgoBen Affleck
Best Director Documentary: Searching for Sugar ManMalik Bendjelloul

The 65th Directors Guild of America Awards, honoring the outstanding directorial achievements in films, documentary and television in 2012, were presented on February 2, 2013 at the Hollywood and Highland Center.[1][2] The ceremony was hosted by Kelsey Grammer for the second time.[3] The nominees for the feature film category were announced on January 8, 2013,[4] the nominations for the television and commercial categories were announced on January 9, 2013,[5] and the nominees for documentary directing were announced on January 14, 2013.[6]

Winners and nominees[edit]


Feature Film

Ben AffleckArgo


Malik BendjelloulSearching for Sugar Man


Drama Series

Rian JohnsonBreaking Bad for "Fifty-One"

Comedy Series

Lena DunhamGirls for "Pilot"

Miniseries or TV Film

Jay RoachGame Change

Musical Variety

Glenn Weiss66th Tony Awards

Daytime Serials

Jill MitwellOne Life to Live for "Between Heaven and Hell"

Reality Programs

Brian Smith – MasterChef for "Episode #305"

Children's Programs

Paul HoenLet It Shine



Alejandro González IñárrituProcter & Gamble's "Best Job"

Lifetime Achievement in Feature Film[edit]

Lifetime Achievement in News Direction[edit]

  • Eric Shapiro

Frank Capra Achievement Award[edit]

  • Susan Zwerman

Robert B. Aldrich Service Award[edit]

Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award[edit]

  • Dency Nelson


  1. ^ Couch, Aaron; Kilday, Gregg (February 2, 2013). "DGA Awards: Ben Affleck Named Best Director for 'Argo'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ben Affleck Wins DGA Feature Film Award For 'Argo'". Directors Guild of America. February 2, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kelsey Grammer to Host 65th Annual DGA Awards". Directors Guild of America. December 18, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2018. 
  4. ^ "DGA Award Nominations Announced". Deadline. January 8, 2013. Retrieved January 20, 2018. 
  5. ^ Ford, Rebecca (January 9, 2013). "DGA Awards TV Nominations Announced". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 20, 2018. 
  6. ^ "DGA Awards Unveils Documentary Nominees". Deadline. January 14, 2013. Retrieved January 20, 2018. 

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