The Directors Guild of America announced their yearly superlatives last Saturday from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. This was the 74th Annual DGA Awards.
Filmmaker Stanley Nelson was awarded Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary. This was his first DGA nomination. Nelson won the award for his work on Attica, the retelling of the prison uprising in upstate New York in the 1970's. Nelson has also been nominated for an Oscar for his work on Attica.
Director Spike Lee was the recipient of the DGA 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.
Don Roy King took the award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports - Regularly Scheduled Programming for his work on Saturday Night Live's episode with Keegan-Michael Key and Olivia Rodrigo. This was his 16th nomination and also represented 16 seasons at the helm of SNL. He recently retired.
The other awards are listed below:
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM
The Power of the Dog (Netflix)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT OF A FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR
The Lost Daughter (Netflix)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMATIC SERIES
Succession, "All the Bells Say" (HBO)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY SERIES
Hacks, "There Is No Line" (HBO Max)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND LIMITED SERIES
The Underground Railroad (Amazon)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS – SPECIALS
Adele: One Night Only (CBS)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY PROGRAMS
Getaway Driver, "Electric Shock" (Discovery Channel)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
Through Our Eyes, "Shelter" (HBO Max)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMMERCIALS
(Serial Pictures x Somesuch)
Joseph P. Reidy received the Frank Capra Achievement Award, which 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 received the Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award, which is given to an Associate Director or Stage Manager in recognition of service to the industry and to the Directors Guild of America.