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74th DGA Award Winners Announced

Bruce A. Simon
Bruce A. Simon Legacy Members • 14 March 2022
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74th DGA Award Winners Announced

74th Annual DGA Awards Winners

DGA National Executive Director Russell Hollander, presenter Chloé Zhao, Theatrical Feature Film Winner Jane Campion and DGA President Lesli Linka Glatter.
DGA National Executive Director Russell Hollander, presenter Chloé Zhao,
Theatrical Feature Film Winner Jane Campion and DGA President Lesli Linka Glatter.

March 12, 2022

Los Angeles – The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2021 were announced tonight during the 74th Annual DGA Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Jane Campion won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for The Power of the Dog.

Judd Apatow hosted the ceremony before an audience of more than 800 guests. Presenters included (in alphabetical order): Pamela Adlon, Stephanie Beatriz, Kathryn Bigelow, LeVar Burton, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Julie Delpy, Ernest Dickerson, Kirsten Dunst, Andrew Garfield, Ken Jeong, Louis J. Horvitz, Natasha Lyonne, Michael Mann, Rita Moreno, Christopher Nolan, Sean Penn, Jesse Plemons, Martin Scorsese, Sarah Snook, Jeremy Strong, and Chloé Zhao.


74th Annual DGA Awards Winners


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Theatrical Feature Film

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2021 is:

JANE CAMPION

The Power of the Dog

(Netflix)

This is Ms. Campion’s second DGA Award nomination. She was previously nominated in this category in 1993 for The Piano.

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
First-Time Feature Film

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director for 2021 is:

 MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL

The Lost Daughter

(Netflix)

This is Ms. Gyllenhaal’s first DGA Award nomination.

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Dramatic Series

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for 2021 is:

MARK MYLOD

Succession, "All the Bells Say"

(HBO)

 

Mr. Mylod's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Gabrielle Mahon, Scott Ferguson
  • First Assistant Director: Christo Morse
  • Second Assistant Directors: Michelle Flevotomas, Nicholas Notte
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Robert Striem
  • Location Manager: Paul Eskenazi

This is Mr. Mylod’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2020 for Succession, “This Is Not for Tears.”

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Comedy Series

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2021 is: 

LUCIA ANIELLO

Hacks, "There Is No Line"

(HBO Max)

Ms. Aniello's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Melanie J. Elin, David Hyman
  • First Assistant Director: Jeff Rosenberg
  • Second Assistant Director: Erin Stern Linares
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Heidi Hinzman
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Alaina Neumann

This is Ms. Aniello’s first DGA Award nomination.

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Movies for Television and Limited Series

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series for 2021 is:

BARRY JENKINS

The Underground Railroad

(Amazon)

Mr. Jenkins's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Richleigh Heagh
  • First Assistant Director: Liz Tan
  • Second Assistant Director: Elaine Wood
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Wayne Witherspoon
  • Additional Second Assistant Directors: Jesse Carmona, AJ Bruno

This is Mr. Jenkins’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in the Theatrical Feature Film category in 2016 for Moonlight.

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming for 2021 is:

DON ROY KING

Saturday Night Live,
"Keegan-Michael Key; Olivia Rodrigo"

(NBC)

Mr. King's Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Michael Mancini, Michael Poole, Laura Ouziel-Mack
  • Stage Managers: Gena Rositano, Chris Kelly, Eddie Valk

This is Mr. King’s 16th DGA Award nomination. He previously won the DGA Award in this category for SNL episodes: Dave Chappelle; Foo Fighters” in 2020, E. Murphy; Lizzo” in 2019, “Adam Driver; Kanye West” in 2018, “Host: Jimmy Fallon” in 2017, “Host: Dave Chappelle” in 2016 and for “Host: Justin Timberlake” in 2013. Mr. King also won the DGA Award for Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for SNL 40th Anniversary Special in 2015. He was previously nominated for SNL episodes in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, and in 2015 in the Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming category for the Saturday Night Live episode, “Host: Tracy Morgan/Musical Guest: Demi Lovato.”

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for 2021 is:

PAUL DUGDALE

Adele: One Night Only

(CBS)

Mr. Dugdale's Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Hayley Collett
  • Stage Managers: Gary Natoli, Erica Christensen, Zachary Figures, Jackie Stathis

This is Mr. Dugdale’s first DGA Award nomination.

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Reality Programs

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs for 2021 is:

ADAM VETRI

Getaway Driver, "Electric Shock"

(Discovery Channel)

Mr. Vetri's Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: John Esposito
  • Stage Manager: Eric Pai

This is Mr. Vetri’s third DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs in 2015 for Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, “Gods of War” and was previously nominated in this same category in 2014 for Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, “Welcome to the Gun Show” and in 2017 for Dare to Live, “Chainsmokers.”

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Children's Programs

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs is:

SMRITI MUNDHRA

Through Our Eyes, "Shelter"

(HBO Max)

This is Ms. Mundhra’s first DGA Award nomination.

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Commercials

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2021 is:

BRADFORD YOUNG

(Serial Pictures x Somesuch)

Super. Human.Channel 4 Paralympics – 4Creative

  • First Assistant Director: Jez Oakley

This is Mr. Young’s first DGA Award nomination.

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Documentary

The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2021 is:

STANLEY NELSON

Attica

(Showtime)

This is Mr. Nelson’s first DGA Award nomination.


Lifetime Achievement & Service Award Recipients

SPIKE LEE

Lifetime Achievement Award
in Feature Film

This award, which is given to a Director in recognition of distinguished achievement in motion picture direction, is the Guild's highest honor and the recipient is selected by the present and past presidents of the Guild.

JOSEPH P. REIDY

Frank Capra Achievement Award

This award is given to an Assistant Director or Unit Production Manager in recognition of career achievement in the industry and service to the Directors Guild of America.

GARRY W. HOOD

Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award

This award is given to an Associate Director or Stage Manager in recognition of career achievement in the industry and service to the Directors Guild of America.

 

Check out more from the 74th Annual DGA Awards on our official Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/directorsguild/

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