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Directors Guild of America Awards

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Directors Guild of America Award
Current: 76th Directors Guild of America Awards
Logo Medallion of the Directors Guild of America Award
Awarded forFilm direction
CountryUnited States
First awarded1938

The Directors Guild of America Awards are issued annually by the Directors Guild of America. The first DGA Award was an "Honorary Life Member" award issued in 1938 to D. W. Griffith. The statues are made by New York firm, Society Awards.


Competitive categories

Special awards

Discontinued categories

  • Actuality: 1977 to 1980
  • Daytime Serials: 1991 to 2012
  • Documentary / Actuality: 1982 to 1990
  • Documentary / News: 1971 to 1981
  • Documentary Television: 1977 to 1981
  • Drama Show Day: 1983 to 1994
  • Golden Jubilee Special Award: 1986
  • Musical Variety: 1971 to 2012
  • Outstanding Television Director: 1971 to 1975
  • Preston Sturges Award: 1990, 1991, 1993
  • Specials / Movies for TV / Actuality: 1976 to 1981
  • Sports: 1984 to 1990
  • Television: 1953 to 1970

Winners – Motion Picture

Lifetime Achievement Award

(formerly the D. W. Griffith Lifetime Achievement Award)

Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film

  1. – Director won the Academy Award.
  2. – Director did not win the Academy Award.
  3. § – Director was not nominated for Academy Award that year.
  4. ** – Film also won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
  5. ¿ – Originally, the DGA used a non-calendar year for its award. Both films competed in the 22nd Academy Awards for 1949, and both directors were nominated for Best Director; Mankiewicz won. All the King's Men won Best Picture; Rossen's DGA was not awarded until after the Oscars. (Beginning with the 1951 award in 1952, the DGA has been always awarded before the Oscars.)

Outstanding Achievement in Documentary

Outstanding Achievement in First-Time Feature Film

Winners – Television

Lifetime Achievement Award

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials (1991–2012)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs (2005–present)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Miniseries

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Variety/Talk/News/Sports Series (2013–present)

Note: This award is for regular programming.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Variety/Talk/News/Sports Special (2013–present)

Note: This award is for special programs.

See also


  1. ^ "2011 DGA Honors Recipients Announced". August 12, 2011.

External links

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