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2017 Directors Guild of America (DGA) Goes La La for Damien Chazelle: Full List of Winners

Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Damien Chazelle won the Directors Guild of America’s highest honor tonight for his awards-laden La La Land. He won the Golden Globe last month and the film earned 14 Oscar nominations a week and a half ago, including Best Director for Chazelle. The DGA winner has gone on to win the Oscar 14 of the last 17 times. Only once since 2004 has a director missed and that’s because he wasn’t nominated (Ben Affleck for Argo).

Double-nominated Garth Davis (Lion) won for his first-time direction of the film Lion. Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones) bested a pair of heavyweights from The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (John Singleton and the show’s creator, Ryan Murphy) to win the Drama Series prize for the episode “Battle of the Bastards,” which also won him the Emmy. Becky Martin won for Veep for the episode “Inauguration Day.” Steven Zallian won in TV Movie/Miniseries for The Night Of.

Tina Mabry won in Children’s Programming for An American Girl Story and American Vice upset The Amazing Race in Reality Series.

Here is the full list of 2017 Directors Guild of America winners:

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film

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DAMIEN CHAZELLE
La La Land

 

 

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Feature Film

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GARTH DAVIS
Lion

 

 

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

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EZRA EDELMAN
O.J.: Made in America

 

 

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

 

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MIGUEL SAPOCHNIK
Game of Thrones, “The Battle of the Bastards”

 

 

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series

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BECKY MARTIN
Veep, “Inauguration”

 

 

 

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series

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STEVEN ZAILLIAN
The Night Of, “The Beach”

 

 

 

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

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DON ROY KING
Saturday Night Live, “Host: Dave Chappelle”

 

 

 

 

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

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GLENN WEISS
The 70th Annual Tony Awards

 

 

 

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs

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J. RUPERT THOMPSON
American Grit, “The Finale ‑ Over the Falls”

 

 

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs

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TINA MABRY
An American Girl Story ‑ Melody 1963: Love Has to Win

 

 

 

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials

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DEREK CIANFRANCE

Chase, Nike Golf – Wieden + Kennedy Portland

Doubts, Powerade – Wieden + Kennedy Portland

Expectations, Powerade – Wieden + Kennedy Portland

Manifesto, Squarespace – Anomaly

 

Lifetime Achievement & Service Award Recipients

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RIDLEY SCOTT

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.

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JAY D. ROTH

DGA Presidents Award

This award, which is given for leadership and extraordinary efforts in enhancing the welfare and image of the Guild and the industry, is bestowed only by a unanimous vote of the sitting and former DGA Presidents.

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THOMAS SCHLAMME

Robert B. Aldrich Service Award

This award is given in recognition of extraordinary service to the Directors Guild of America and to its membership.

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MARIE CANTIN

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.

 

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Erik blames his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched them together since he opened his eyes. They also watched Miss Universe religiously every year (the pageantry!) and Erik came to the conclusion that the combination of these two things ultimately led him down the path to obsessing about awards and ACTRESSING. He began at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association), the International Press Academy and is the founder/editor of AwardsWatch.

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