The Administrators Guild of America is presenting its 74th annual DGA Awards tonight on the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, and Deadline is posting the winners as they’re introduced. Take a look at the checklist beneath, and refresh for updates.
Maggie Gyllenhaal took the First Time Function Movie award for helming Netflix’s The Misplaced Daughter. The night’s first movie prize, for Documentary, went to Stanley Nelson for Showtime’s Attica.
Barry Jenkins scooped the TV Film or Restricted Sequence DGA Award for Amazon’s The Underground Railroad, and Lucia Aniello took the Comedy Sequence award for an episode of HBO Max’s Hacks.
On the purple carpet earlier, DGA nominee Jane Campion responded to Sam Elliott’s extensively reported criticism of her film The Energy of the Canine by saying he “hit the trifecta of misogyny and xenophobia and homophobia.”
However on with the present, hosted once more by Judd Apatow.
DGA president Lesli Linka Glatter opened the ceremony with a sit up for the “distinctive challenges” of subsequent 12 months’s movie and TV contract talks with the Alliance of Movement Image & Tv Producers. Learn her full remarks right here.
Presenting the night time’s first award, for Kids’s Program, Higher Issues creator-star Pamela Adlon mentioned of the longtime Sesame Avenue actor who died this week: “I’ve to provide a shout-out to Emilio Delgado, who performed Luis. Alegria para siempre. Did I say it proper? I don’t know.” (She did.)
Aldon then offered the award to Smriti Mundhra for HBO Max’s By means of Our Eyes.
Don Roy King scored a win for NBC’s Saturday Evening Stay within the Selection/Discuss/Information/Sports activities Repeatedly Scheduled Programming class. It was for the episode hosted by Keegan-Michael Key late final season. Paul Dugdale received the Selection/Discuss/Information/Sports activities Specials award for CBS’ Adele: One Evening Solely.
Adam Vetri took the Actuality Program prize for guiding Discovery Channel’s Getaway Driver. “On this present, it’s not a typical actuality present,” he mentioned. “It’s an enormous present, it’s a harmful present — high-speed automotive chases, stunts, pyro and explosions. The significance of a correct DGA AD crew can’t be overstated.”
Every director nominated for the Theatrical Function Movie award — besides Belfast‘s Kenneth, who’s in London for the BAFTAS on Saturday, is offered with a medallion and a speech on the podium. Up first tonight was Campion.
“We frequently hear this time of 12 months about ‘first this’ and ‘second that’ — glass ceilings which can be left shattered left and proper on this business,” she mentioned. “The highway right here has been lengthy. I bear in mind being the one lady within the room. I do not forget that outsider feeling as I fought to get my tales instructed, to deliver dynamic tales from underserved views to gentle. I believe it’s maybe a time to say a way of victory on that entrance. We’ve come to date and what’s extra, we’re by no means going backwards. That sense of the everlasting horizon, that spectrum of chance invigorates me. I hope it invigorates you as nicely.”
Dune helmer Denis Villeneuve was subsequent, and he described seeing Steven Spielberg’s Duel at 7 and being afraid to see Jaws at 8. “I questioned who was the magician who reworked vans into bullies and station wagons into sharks. Then I noticed a movie that moved me to the core. I had seen these darkish clouds earlier than … [Close Encounters of the Third Kind] felt like house to me. Because the credit rolled, I knew the way in which I wish to stay my life. I’ll remodel vehicles into fishes, unhealthy guys into turbo engines and Christmas bushes into spaceships. I’ll attempt to turn into a movie director.
“For the place I come from, children had well-known hockey gamers names on their jerseys,” the French-Canadian filmmaker continued. “It gave them braveness towards the enemy. So just a few days later once I determined I might attempt to turn into a filmmaker, I went again on the ice rink with a brand new title on my shirt: Spielberg. I used to be nonetheless the worst hockey participant of all time, however I had a objective. I had a aim and I had discovered a strategy to make sense of my life.
“Mr. Spielberg, you’re a large for me,” Villeneuve mentioned. “I’m right here tonight due to you. I thanks from the underside of my coronary heart for what you introduced and what you might be nonetheless bringing to today to the cinema.”
Coincidentally, Spielberg was the subsequent Theatrical Function Movie nominee to take the stage, and he spoke about Rita Moreno — who received an Oscar for enjoying Maria within the 1961 unique pic. “Throughout rehearsal, she impressed 60 dancers with tales of her upbringing, making folks perceive why we would have liked to reimagine West Aspect Story,” he mentioned. “It was actually scary taking this on. It was terrifying. I gave up a complete bunch of instances. Each single time I mentioned, ‘That is simply too harmful. What If I actually f*ck this up?’ Kate [Capshaw] learn the script with me. After we learn scripts collectively, Kate and I share pages. … On the finish of it, Kate mentioned, ‘You’re making this film.’ After I would go to her and say, ‘I can’t make this film.’ She’d say: ‘We don’t wish to speak about this anymore. You’re making this image.’”
Spike Lee might be offered with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Movement Image Course later tonight. Joseph Reidy and Garry Hood acquired Particular DGA Awards tonight for his or her contributions to the guild.
The DGAs are an essential bellwether within the Oscar race: Solely seven instances for the reason that marquee Theatrical Function Movie award’s inception in 1949 has the winner differed from the eventual Oscar winner for Directing. Final 12 months was no exception as Nomadland‘s Chloé Zhao took the DGA’s prime movie prize en path to her historic Oscar win for Greatest Director. However in 2020, Sam Mendes received the DGA Award earlier than the Oscar went to Bong Joon-ho.
This 12 months, the Academy Award discipline doesn’t match up precisely with the DGA’s Theatrical Function Movie nominees. Belfast‘s Kenneth Branagh, Licorice Pizza‘s Paul Thomas Anderson, The Energy of the Canine‘s Jane Campion and West Aspect Story‘s Steven Spielberg are up for each prizes, however the DGA’s fifth nom went to Dune‘s Denis Villeneuve. Regardless of that movie being up for 10 Oscars, Greatest Course will not be certainly one of them. As a substitute, the Academy nominated Ryusuke Hamaguchi for Drive My Automotive.
Listed here are the winners introduced up to now on the 74th DGA Awards:
MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND LIMITED SERIES
The Underground Railroad
FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR
VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING
VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS – SPECIALS
Adele: One Evening Solely