DGA Awards 2022: film and television awards

The 74th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards took place Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. PT with Judd Apatow organize the ceremony in person and not televised. (Read our minute-by-minute live blog.) These congratulations honored the year’s best directors in film and television, as voted on by more than 18,000 members of the Directors Guild. Scroll down for the list of 2022 DGA Awards winners in three film categories and eight television categories.

The all-important feature category is one of the most telling indicators of the Best Director Oscar. The guild and academy have only been at odds eight times in the past seven decades, including in 2019 when Sam Mendes (“1917”) won the DGA but Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”) won the Oscar. Will this year’s winner follow the path of so many previous champions? Reminder: four of the guild’s nominees also won the Oscar auction: Jeanne Campion (“The Power of the Dog”), Steven Spielberg (“West Side Story”), Kenneth Branagh (“Belfast”) and Paul Thomas Anderson (“Licorice Pizza”). The fifth DGA nominee, Denis Villeneuve (“Dune”), was replaced in the academy lineup by Ryusuke Hamaguchi (“Driving my car”).

Another category of films the experts had their eye on was the first director’s race, where the nominees were Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Lost Girl”), Rebecca room (“Who passed”), Tatiana Huezo (“Prayers for the Stolen”), Lin-Manuel Miranda (“tick, tick… Boom!”), Michel Sarnoski (“Pig”) and Emma Seligman (“Baby Shiva”).

On the television side, the programming of drama series was completed by a single program: “Succession”. That’s right, the HBO family drama took home all five spots in the category, a historic first for the guild. And the comedy series race included three mentions for Apple’s “Ted Lasso” and one for HBO Max’s “Hacks” and HBO’s “The White Lotus.”

Three non-competitive DGA trophies were awarded this evening to Spike Lee (Lifetime Achievement), Joseph P. Reidy (Frank Capra Award of Excellence) and Garry W. Hood (Franklin J. Schaffner Award of Excellence).

TO SEE Directors Guild Awards TV Nominees Panel: “Dopesick,” “Hacks,” “Mare of Easttown,” “Station Eleven,” “The Underground Railroad” [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]

Here are the full results of the 2022 DGA Awards, with the winners listed in gold:

FEATURE FILMS

FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR
Paul Thomas Anderson (“Licorice Pizza”)
Kenneth Branagh (“Belfast”)
X – Jane Campion (“The Power of the Dog”)
Steven Spielberg (“West Side Story”)
Denis Villeneuve (“Dune”)

FIRST TIME DIRECTOR
X – Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Lost Girl”)
Rebecca Hall (“Skip”)
Tatiana Huezo (“Prayers for the Stolen”)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (“tick, tick… Boom!”)
Michael Sarnoski (“Pig”)
Emma Seligman (“Baby Shiva”)

DOCUMENTARY FILM DIRECTOR
Jessica Kingdon (“Ascension”)
X – Stanley Nelson Jr. (“Attica”)
Raoul Peck (“Exterminate All Brutes”)
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (“The Rescue”)
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (“Summer of the Soul”)

TELEVISION

DIRECTION OF DRAMA SERIES
Kevin Bray (“Estate”, “Idaho Retired Janitors”)
X – Mark Mylod (“Succession”, “All the Bells Say”)
Andrij Parekh (“Succession”, “What It Takes”)
Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman (“Succession”, “Lion in the Meadow”)
Lorene Scafaria (“Succession”, “Too Much Anniversary”)

DIRECTION OF COMEDY SERIES
X – Lucia Aniello (“Hacks”, “There’s No Line”)
MJ Delaney (“Ted Lasso,” “No Wedding and a Funeral”)
Erica Dunton (“Ted Lasso”, “Rainbow”)
Sam Jones (“Ted Lasso”, “Beard After Hours”)
Mike White (“The White Lotus”, “The Mysterious Apes”)

DIRECTION OF LIMITED SERIES / TELEVISIONS
X – Barry Jenkins (“The Underground Railroad”)
Barry Levinson (“Dopesick”, “First Bottle”)
Hiro Murai (“Station Eleven”, “Wheel of Fire”)
Danny Strong (“Dopesick”, “The People vs. Purdue Pharma”)
Craig Zobel (“Easttown Mare”)

VARIETY SERIES DIRECTION
Paul G. Casey (“Real Time with Bill Maher”, “1935 Episode: Fareed Zakaria, Chris Christie, Eric Adams”)
Jim Hoskinson (“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, “Episode 1105”)
X – Don Roy King (“Saturday Night Live”, “Keegan-Michael Key; Olivia Rodrigo”)
David Paul Meyer (“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”, “Episode 26112”)
Paul Penlinino and Christopher Werner (“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” “Episode 830 – Season Finale”)

VARIETY SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT
Ian Berger (“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents”, “Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse – Into the Magaverse”)
Bo Burnham (“Bo Burnham: Inside”)
X – Paul Dugdale (“Adele: One Night Only”)
Stan Lathan (“Dave Chappelle: The Closer”)
Glenn P. Weiss (“The 43rd Annual Kennedy Center Award”)

REALITY PROGRAM DIRECTION
Joseph Guidry (“Full Bloom”, “Final Floral Face Off”)
Patrick McManus (“American Ninja Warrior,” “1304: Qualifying 4”)
Ramy Romany (“Making the Cut”, “Brand Statement”)
Ben Simms (“Running Wild with Bear Grylls”, “Gina Carano in the Dolomites”)
X – Adam Vetri (“Getaway Driver”, “Electric Shock”)

DIRECTOR OF THE CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
James Bobin (“The Mysterious Benedict Society”, “A Group of Clever Orphans”)
Michael Lembeck (“The J-Team”)
Phill Lewis (“Class Leader”, “Three More Years”)
X – Smriti Mundhra (“Through Our Eyes”, “Shelter”)
Jeff Wadlow (“Are You Afraid of the Dark?”, “The Tale of the Black House”)

COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT
Steve Ayson (MJZ, Anthem, mattress company – Droga5)
Kathryn Bigelow (SMUGGLER, Hollywood In Your Pocket, iPhone 13 – Media Arts Lab)
Ian Pons Jewell (RESET, ECG, Apple Watch – Apple / Sleep, Apple Watch – Apple / Time, Squarespace – Squarespace / Your Mom’s Short Ribs, Instacart – Goodby Silverstein)
Henry-Alex Rubin (SMUGGLER, Teenage Dream, Sandy Hook Promise – BBDO – New York)
X – Bradford Young (Serial Pictures x Somesuch, Super. Human., Channel 4 Paralympics – 4Creative)

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