September 30, 2016

Alfonso Cuarón Wins DGA Feature Film Award for Gravity

66th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards - Press Room

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2013 were announced tonight during the 66th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Alfonso Cuarón won the DGA?s Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Gravity.

Actor Jane Lynch hosted the ceremony before an audience of more than 1,600 guests. Presenters included (in alphabetical order): Ben Affleck, Debbie Allen, DGA Secretary-Treasurer Michael Apted, DGA President Paris Barclay, Sandra Bullock, Nick Cannon, Don Cheadle, Steve Coogan, Bradley Cooper, DGA Fifth Vice President Jon Favreau, DGA Past President Taylor Hackford, Tom Hanks, Keith Jackson, Anna Kendrick, Allison Liddi-Brown, Sarah Paulson, Rob Reiner, and Kerry Washington.

The 67th Annual DGA Awards will take place on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

The winners of the 2013 DGA Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement are:

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM
GRAVITY
ALFONSO CUARÓN
Gravity
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Mr. Cuarón’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: David Siegel (Arizona Unit)
· First Assistant Directors: Josh Robertson, Stephen Hagen (Arizona Unit)
· Second Assistant Director: Ben Howard

This is Mr. Cuarón’s first DGA Award.

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES

STEVEN SODERBERGH
Behind the Candelabra
(HBO)

Mr. Soderbergh’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Michael Polaire
· First Assistant Director: Gregory Jacobs
· Second Assistant Director: Jody Spilkoman
· Second Second Assistant Director: Lynn Struiksma

This is Mr. Soderbergh’s first DGA Award and third nomination. He was previously nominated in 2000 for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for both Erin Brockovich and Traffic. He is also the recipient of this year?s Robert B. Aldrich Service Award for extraordinary service to the DGA and its membership.

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMATIC SERIES

VINCE GILLIGAN
Breaking Bad, ‘Felina’
(AMC)

Mr. Gilligan’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Stewart A. Lyons
· Assistant Unit Production Manager: James Paul Hapsas
· First Assistant Director: Nina Jack
· Second Assistant Directors: Anna Ramey, Louis Lanni
· Second Second Assistant Director: Joann Connolly
· Additional Second Assistant Director: Marcia Woske

This is Mr. Gilligan’s first DGA Award and second nomination. He was previously nominated in the Dramatic Series category for the ?Face Off? episode of Breaking Bad in 2011.

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY SERIES

BETH McCARTHY-MILLER
30 Rock, ‘Hogcock!/Last Lunch’
(NBC)

Ms. McCarthy-Miller’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Diana Schmidt
· First Assistant Director: Stephen Lee Davis
· Second Assistant Director: Vanessa Hoffman
· Assistant Unit Production Manager: Bill Sell
· Location Manager: Suk Yi Mar

This is Ms. McCarthy-Miller’s third DGA Award and tenth nomination. She was also nominated this year, together with Rob Ashford, in the Movies for Television and Mini-Series category for The Sound of Music Live! She was previously nominated in the Comedy Series category for 30 Rock episodes ?Live from Studio 6H? in 2012, ?Live Show? in 2010, ‘The Reunion Episode #304’ in 2008 and ‘Somebody to Love’ in 2007. She won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety twice, in 2001 for America: A Tribute to Heroes (co-directed with Joel Gallen) and in 2000 for the ‘Val Kilmer/U2’ episode of Saturday Night Live. She was also twice nominated in that category for Saturday Night Live episodes ‘Christopher Walken & The Foo Fighters’ in 2003 and the 25th Anniversary episode in 1999.

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS ? SERIES

DON ROY KING
Saturday Night Live, ‘Saturday Night Live with Host Justin Timberlake’
(NBC)

Mr. King’s Directorial Team:
· Associate Directors: Michael Mancini, Michael Poole, Matt Yonks, Bob Caminiti
· Stage Managers: Gena Rositano, Chris Kelly

This is Mr. King?s first DGA Award and seventh nomination. He was previously nominated for Saturday Night Live episodes in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS SPECIALS

GLENN WEISS
The 67th Annual Tony Awards
(CBS)

Mr. Weiss’s Directorial Team:
· Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Robin Abrams, Stefani Cohen, Ricky Kirshner
· Stage Managers: Garry Hood, Phyllis Digilio-Kent, Peter Epstein, Andrew Feigin, Lynn Finkel, Doug Fogel, Jeffry Gitter, Arthur Lewis, Jeffrey M. Markowitz, Joey Meade, Seth Mellman, Tony Mirante, Cyndi Owgang, Jeff Pearl, Elise Reaves, Lauren Class Schneider

This is Mr. Weiss?s fifth DGA Award and tenth nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2012 for the 61st, 64th, 65th and 66th Annual Tony Awards. He was previously nominated in the same category in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008 for the 55th, 56th, 59th, 60th, and 62nd Annual Tony Awards.

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY PROGRAMS

NEIL P. DeGROOT
72 Hours, ‘The Lost Coast’
(TNT)

This is Mr. DeGroot’s second DGA Award. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs in 2011 for ?Episode 1115? of The Biggest Loser.

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

AMY SCHATZ
An Apology to Elephants
(HBO)

This is Ms. Schatz?s fifth DGA Award and eighth nomination. She won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children?s Programs four times for A Child’s Garden of Poetry in 2011, Classical Baby (I’m Grown Up Now) ‘The Poetry Show’ in 2008, ‘Twas the Night in 2001 and Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepy Time Tales in 1999. She was also nominated an additional three times in this category for Don’t Divorce Me! Kids’ Rules for Parents on Divorce in 2012, Hard Times for an American Girl: The Great Depression in 2009 and Through a Child’s Eyes: September 11, 2001 in 2002.

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMMERCIALS

MARTIN de THURAH
Epoch Films

The Man Who Couldn’t Slow Down, Hennessy VS ? Droga5
· First Assistant Director: Shawn Thomas

Human Race, Acura MDX 2014 ? Mullen
· First Assistant Director: Jey Wada
· Second Assistant Director: Dillon Neaman
· Second Second Assistant Director: Erin Stern

This is Mr. de Thurah?s first DGA Award.

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DOCUMENTARY

JEHANE NOUJAIM
The Square
Netflix
Participant Media
Noujaim Films
Maktube Productions
Worldview Entertainment
Roast Beef Productions

This is Ms. Noujaim’s second DGA Award and third nomination. She won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for Startup.com in 2001 (together with Chris Hegedus) and was also nominated in this category in 2004 for Control Room.

SERVICE AND ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS

In a surprise announcement, DGA President Paris Barclay called former National Vice President Steven Soderbergh to the stage to accept the Robert B. Aldrich Award in honor of Soderbergh?s extraordinary service to the DGA and its membership. Joined by former DGA President/current Secretary-Treasurer Michael Apted and former DGA President Taylor Hackford, Barclay thanked Soderbergh for his devotion to the Guild, especially his work to protect and extend the creative rights of directors. Soderbergh, who was first elected to the National Board in 2001, served for nine years as National Vice President before stepping down last June. Soderbergh was also a founding member of the Guild?s Independent Directors Committee, a chair of the Eastern Directors Council, a member of the Western Directors Council, and he chaired DGA Honors three times. Soderbergh currently serves on the PAC Leadership Council and the DGA Foundation, and he is co-chair of the Guild’s Theatrical Creative Rights Committee, a position he has held since 2002.

Steven Soderbergh Robert B. Aldrich Service Award
In recognition of extraordinary service to the Directors Guild of America and to its membership.

Shonda Rhimes & Betsy Beers DGA Diversity Award
In recognition of their commitment to diversity hiring and providing jobs and opportunities to women and minorities in DGA-covered categories.

Lee Blaine Frank Capra Achievement Award
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.

Vincent DeDario Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award
Given to an Associate Director or Stage Manager in recognition of career achievement in the industry and service to the Directors Guild of America.

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