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Directors Guild of America (DGA) Sets Its 2017 Awards Timeline


The full timeline for next year’s Directors Guild of America nominations, voting and awards has been set with Television, Documentary and Commercial nominees being announced January 11, 2017 and Feature Film and First Time Feature Film nominations announced the next day, January 12. The voting period begins immediately after the nominations announcement and the awards dinner will be held February ...

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Directors Guild of America (DGA) WINNERS – Iñárritu Makes History

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant

  Alejandro G. Iñárritu made history tonight by becoming the only director in the Directors Guild’s 68 years to win back to back awards. He won last year for Birdman and won again tonight for The Revenant. We now have a completely topsy-turvy Oscar race with a different film each winning the top three guilds. The Big Short won PGA, ...

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Build By Guild: How to Create a Best Picture Winner


  Now that the Oscar nominations are out and the guilds (as well as groups like the Golden Globes and BFCA have announced) are underway, the race is starting to take shape. Or, in the case of this season, taking a left turn and changing the race entirely. This weekend, The Big Short bested BFCA winner Spotlight, Golden Globe winner ...

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Directors Guild of America (DGA) Nominees


The Directors Guild of America (DGA) nominees are: Adam McKay, The Big Short George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road Ridley Scott, The Martian Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant Tom McCarthy, Spotlight This is Iñárritu’s third DGA nomination. He won for Birdman last year and was nominated for 2005’s Babel. He also won for a 2012 Procter and Gamble commercial. Scott has also been ...

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Build By Guild: How to Create a Best Picture Nominee


  Anne Thompson often says (and I’m paraphrasing) that it takes support from all branches to really make a Best Picture nominee and I agree. While actors make up the majority of the voters in the Academy (1,138, to be exact), when a film has the support of the film editors, the cinematographers and the sound people to build those numbers ...

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2015-2016 Awards Tally: Who’s Won What?


  Here’s who’s won the critics and industry awards so far this season, leading up to the big one – The Oscars. After dominating the critics awards, Mad Max: Fury Road and Spotlight took a back seat to The Big Short, which won the Producers Guild of America award, the most surefire precursor to the Best Picture Oscar. But then, ...

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68th Directors Guild Sets Awards for February 6th, 2016


The 68th Directors Guild of America has set its annual awards ceremony for Saturday, February 6th, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Alejandro G. Iñárritu won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for Birdman this year. Check out all event updates on our Awards Calendar here.

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Directors Guild of America (DGA) Winners – Iñárritu Beats Linklater

Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Well, it happened; Alejandro G. Iñárritu has won the Directors Guild of America award for Best Director of 2014 for Birdman, besting perceived frontrunner Richard Linklater for Boyhood. THE WINNERS: Feature Film Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman This is Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for Babel in 2006. He won the DGA ...

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