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Sound of excitement for NOMADLAND at 73rd DGA Awards

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent

Tonight the Directors Guild of America revealed the final winners of the 73rd Annual DGA Awards. First a quick look at some of the creative artists honored for the show.

Enough to be nominated…

And now the final cut:

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series

SUSANNE BIER | The Undoing (HBO)

SCOTT FRANK | The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)

THOMAS KAIL | Hamilton (Disney+)

MATT SHAKMAN | WandaVision (Disney +)

LYNN SHELTON | Little Fires Everywhere, “Find a Way” (Hulu)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

JASON BATEMAN | Ozark, “Wartime” (Netflix)

JON FAVREAU | The Mandalorian, “Chapter 9: The Marshal” (Disney+)

VINCE GILLIGAN | Better Call Saul, “Bagman” (AMC)

LESLI LINKA GLATTER | Homeland, “Prisoners of War” (Showtime)

JULIE ANNE ROBINSON | Bridgerton, “Diamond of the First Water” (Netflix)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series

ZACH BRAFF | Ted Lasso, “Biscuits” (Apple TV+)

MJ DELANEY | Ted Lasso, “The Hope that Kills You” (Apple TV+)

SUSANNA FOGEL | The Flight Attendant, “In Case of Emergency” (HBO Max)

ERIN O’MALLEY | Curb Your Enthusiasm, “The Surprise Party” (HBO)

JEFF SCHAFFER | Curb Your Enthusiasm, “The Spite Store” (HBO)

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

PAUL G. CASEY | Real Time With Bill Maher, “Episode 1835” (HBO)

JIM HOSKINSON | The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, “#1025 Live Show Following Capitol Insurrection” (CBS)

DON ROY KING | Saturday Night Live, “Dave Chappelle; Foo Fighters” (NBC)

DAVID PAUL MEYER | The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, “President Obama: Inspiring Future Leaders" & “A Promised Land” (Comedy Central)

CHRISTOPHER WERNER | Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, “Trump & Election Results” (HBO)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director:

RADHA BLANK | The Forty-Year-Old Version (Netflix)

FERNANDO FRÍAS DE LA PARRA | I’m No Longer Here (Netflix)

REGINA KING | One Night in Miami (Amazon Studios)

DARIUS MARDER | Sound of Metal (Amazon Studios)

FLORIAN ZELLER | The Father (Sony Pictures Classics)

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

STACEY ANGELES | The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents “Remembering RBG: A Nation Ugly Cried with Desi Lydic (Comedy Central)

MARIELLE HELLER | What the Constitution Means to Me (Amazon)

JIM HOSKINSON | The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, “Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand: Building Back America Great Again Better 2020” (Showtime)

SPIKE LEE | American Utopia (HBO)

THOMAS SCHLAMME | A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote (HBO Max)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs

KABIR AKHTAR | High School Musical: The Musical ‑ The Series, “Opening Night” (Disney+)

LARISSA BILLS | On Pointe, “Showtime!” (Disney+)

DEAN ISRAELITE | The Astronauts, “Countdown” (Nickelodeon)

RICHIE KEEN | The Healing Powers of Dude, “Second Step: Homeroom” (Netflix)

AMY SCHATZ | We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest (HBO)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

MICHAEL DWECK & GREGORY KERSHAW | The Truffle Hunters (Sony Pictures Classics)

PIPPA EHRLICH & JAMES REED | My Octopus Teacher (Netflix)

DAVID FRANCE | Welcome to Chechnya (HBO Max)

AMANDA McBAINE & JESSE MOSS | Boys State (Apple/A24)

BENJAMIN REE | The Painter and the Thief (Elevation Pictures)

Outstanding Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2020:

LEE ISAAC CHUNG | Minari (A24)

EMERALD FENNELL | Promising Young Woman (Focus Features)

DAVID FINCHER | Mank (Netflix)

AARON SORKIN | The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix; DreamWorks Pictures)

CHLOÉ ZHAO | Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs

DAVID CHARLES | Eco Challenge, “3,2,1...Go!” (Amazon)

JON FAVREAU | The Chef Show, “Tartine” (Netflix)

KEN FUCHS | Shark Tank, “1211” (ABC)

JOSEPH GUIDRY | Full Bloom, “Petal to the Metal” (HBO Max)

RICH KIM | Lego Masters, “Mega City Block” (FOX)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials

STEVE AYSON (MJZ) | The Great Chase, Nike ‑ Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai

NISHA GANATRA (Chelsea Pictures) | #wombstories, Bodyform/Libresse – AMVBBDO

NICLAS LARSSON (MJZ) | See the Unseen, VW Touareg ‑ adam&eveDDB; The Parents, Volvo XC60 ‑ Forsman & Bodenfors

MELINA MATSOUKAS (Prettybird) | You Love Me, Beats by Dr. Dre ‑ Translation

TAIKA WAITITI (Hungry Man) | The Letter, Coca‑Cola ‑ Wieden & Kennedy London

PARIS BARCLAY receives Honorary Life Member Award.

Evening concluded for the 73rd Annual DGA Awards from Hollywood, California. Awards listed are not in the sequence received, but the highlights. Until next year, and hopefully in person.

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