February 4, 2018
Awards Season

Guillermo Del Toro, Jordan Peele, and Reed Morano Win Big at 70th Annual DGA Awards

The winners of this year's DGA Awards have been announced. Find out which directors went home with awards!

Last night in Beverly Hills, the Directors Guild of America held their annual award ceremony honoring directors in both film and television. Guillermo del Toro took home the big prize for his work on The Shape of Water, while Jordan Peele received the award for Best First-Time Director for Get Out. Winners for television included Bethany McCarthy-Miller for Veep and Reed Morano for The Handmaid's Tale, which some would say was a bit of surprise considering directors Jeremy Podeswa, Matt Shakman, and Alan Taylor were all nominated for three separate episodes of Game of Thrones in that category.

We've got the full list of winners below, including directors who took home awards for their work on variety shows, news, sports, and reality programs. Check it out below:

Film

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film

  • Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water
  • Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird
  • Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
  • Jordan Peele – Get Out

Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director

  • Geremy Jasper – Patti Cake$
  • William Oldroyd – Lady Macbeth
  • Jordan Peele – Get Out
  • Taylor Sheridan – Wind River
  • Aaron Sorkin – Molly’s Game
Get Out
'Get Out' (2017)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

  • Ken Burns & Lynn Novick – The Vietnam War
  • Bryan Fogel – Icarus
  • Matthew Heineman – City of Ghosts
  • Steve James – Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
  • Errol Morris – Wormwood

Television

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

  • The Duffer Brothers – Stranger Things, “Chapter Nine: The Gate”
  • Reed Morano – The Handmaid’s Tale, “Offred”
  • Jeremy Podeswa – Game of Thrones, “The Dragon and the Wolf”
  • Matt Shakman – Game of Thrones, “The Spoils of War”
  • Alan Taylor – Game of Thrones, “Beyond the Wall”
'The Handmaid's Tale'

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series

  • Aziz Ansari – Master of None, “The Thief”
  • Mike Judge – Silicon Valley, “Server Error”
  • Melina Matsoukas – Master of None, “Thanksgiving”
  • Bethany McCarthy-Miller – Veep, “Chicklet”
  • Amy Sherman-Palladino – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series

  • Scott Frank – Godless
  • Barry Levinson – The Wizard of Lies
  • Kyra Sedgwick – Story of a Girl
  • Jean-Marc Valée – Big Little Lies
  • George C. Wolfe – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
'Big Little Lies'

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

  • Don Roy King – Saturday Night Live for "Host: Jimmy Fallon"
  • Andre Allen – Full Frontal with Samantha Bee for "Episode #2061"
  • Paul G. Casey – Real Time with Bill Maher for "Show #1527"
  • Jim Hoskinson – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for "Joe Biden/Elton John"
  • Paul Pennolino – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for "French Elections"

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

  • Glenn Weiss – 89th Academy Awards
  • Stan Lathan – Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin
  • Linda Mendoza – Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Honoring David Letterman
  • Paul Pennolino – Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Presents Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner
  • Amy Schumer – Amy Schumer: The Leather Special
The 89th Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs

  • Brian Smith – MasterChef for "Vegas Deluxe & Oyster Schucks"
  • Hisham Abed – Encore! for "Pilot"
  • John Gonzalez – Live PD for "Episode 50"
  • Adam Vetri – Dare to Live for "Chainsmokers"
  • Kent Weed – Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge for "Season Premiere"

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs

  • Niki Caro – Anne with an E for "Your Will Shall Decide Your Destiny"
  • Benjamin Lehmann – The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special
  • Lily Mariye – Just Add Magic for "Just Add Meddling"
  • Alison McDonald – An American Girl Story: Summer Camp for "Friends for Life"
  • Matthew O'Neill and Thalia Sodi – 15: A Quinceañera Story: Zoey
MasterChef: "Vegas Deluxe & Oyster Schucks"

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials

  • Martin de Thurah – StubHub's "Festival" and "Machines", and Wealthsimple's "Mad World"
  • Alma Har'el – P&G's "Love without Bias"
  • Will Hoffman and Julius Metoyer – KitchenAid's "Anthem" and Ford's "Go Further"
  • Miles Jay – Bose's "Alive", and Squarespace's "Calling JohnMalkovich.com" and "Who is JohnMalkovich.com?"
  • Isaiah Seret – Samsung's "Growing Up" and "I Love You", and Kohler's "Never Too Composed"

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