Directors Guild of America Award

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For the most current awards, see 68th Directors Guild of America Awards
Directors Guild of America Award
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Logo of the Directors Guild of America Award
Awarded for Film direction
Country United States
First awarded 1938
Official website dga.org

The Directors Guild of America Awards are issued annually by the Directors Guild of America. The first DGA Award was an “Honorary Life Member” award issued in 1938 to D. W. Griffith. The statues are made by New York firm, Society Awards.

Categories[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Historic Awards[edit]

  • Actuality (1977–1980)
  • Documentary / Actuality (1982–1990)
  • Documentary / News (1971–1981)
  • Documentary Television (1977–1981)
  • Drama Show Day (1983–1994)
  • Golden Jubilee Special Award (1986)
  • News
  • Outstanding Television Director (1971–1975)
  • Preston Sturges Award (1990, 1991, 1993)
  • Specials / Movies for TV / Actuality (1976–81)
  • Sports (1984–1990)
  • Television (1953–1970)

Service and Achievement[edit]

Winners – Motion Picture[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

(formerly the D. W. Griffith Lifetime Achievement Award)

Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film[edit]

  1. – Director won the Academy Award.
  2. – Director did not win the Academy Award.
  3. § – Director was not nominated for Academy Award that year.
  4. ¿ – Originally, the DGA used a non-calendar year for its award. Both films competed in the 22nd Academy Awards for 1949, and both directors were nominated for Best Director; Mankiewicz won. All the King's Men won Best Picture; Rossen's DGA was not awarded until after the Oscars. (Beginning with the 1951 award in 1952, the DGA has been always awarded before the Oscars.)

Outstanding Achievement in Documentary[edit]

Outstanding Achievement in First-Time Feature Film[edit]

Winners – Television[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

Outstanding Achievement in Daytime Serials[edit]

Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Programs[edit]

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials[edit]

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety[edit]

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series[edit]

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series[edit]

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs[edit]

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Miniseries[edit]

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