Kelsey Grammer to Host 64th Annual DGA Awards
HollywoodNews.com: Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced that director/actor/producer Kelsey Grammer will host the 64th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, January 28, 2012 in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Kelsey Grammer as the host of the DGA Awards,” Hackford said. “With his acerbic wit, his mellifluous voice and his long experience in the entertainment industry, the evening promises to be just as irreverent, intimate and entertaining as always. We’re looking forward to it.”
Grammer, who currently stars on the critically acclaimed Boss, became a DGA member in 1996 and was himself nominated for a DGA Award for outstanding directing in a Comedy Series for the “Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz” episode of Frasier. In addition to directing nearly 40 episodes of Frasier, Grammer’s other directing credits include Everybody Hates Chris; Out of Practice; My Ex Life; Alligator Point; and Hank.
This will be Grammer’s first time hosting the DGA Awards.
The five Feature Film nominees for the 64th Annual DGA Awards will be announced on Monday, January 9, 2012. All Television and Commercials nominees will be announced on Tuesday, January 10, 2012. Documentary nominees will be announced on Thursday, January 12, 2012.
The DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film has traditionally been one of the industry’s most accurate barometers for who will win the Best Director Academy Award; only six times since the DGA Awards began in 1948 has the Feature Film winner not gone on to win the corresponding Academy Award.
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