January 17, 2017

Directors Guild announces two key Awards dates


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The Directors Guild of America announced a few key dates in what’s shaping up to be an exciting awards season.

Feature film nominations for the 64th annual DGA awards will be announced on Jan. 9.
That leads into the organization’s annual awards ceremony, which this year will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28.

The DGA long has been considered a bellweather for the Academy’s Best Director winner. Last year’s winner, Tom Hooper of “The King’s Speech,” all but cemented his Oscar win when he claimed the DGA trophy.

DGA president Taylor Hackford revealed that their dinner will take place at Hollywood & Highland’s Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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