DGA Announces 2017 Feature and First-Time Feature Film Nominees

by | January 12, 2017 | Comments

The Directors Guild of America announced today the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film and First-Time Feature. Read through for the full list of nominees, including the Television and Documentary Film nominations, revealed yesterday. The 69th Annual DGA Awards will be celebrated on February 4.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film

Damien Chazelle

La La Land

Garth Davis


Barry Jenkins


Kenneth Lonergan

Manchester by the Sea

Denis Villeneuve


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a First-Time Feature Film

Garth Davis


Kelly Fremon Craig

The Edge of Seventeen

Tim Miller


Dan Trachtenberg

10 Cloverfield Lane


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series

The Duffer Brothers, “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers”

Stranger Things: Season 1

Ryan Murphy, “From the Ashes of Tragedy”

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Miniseries

Jonathan Nolan, “The Original”

Westworld: Season 1

Miguel Sapochnik, “The Battle of the Bastards”

Game of Thrones: Season 6

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Comedy Series

Alec Berg, “Daily Active Users”

Silicon Valley: Season 3

Donald Glover, “B.A.N.”

Atlanta: Season 1

Mike Judge, “Founder Friendly”

Silicon Valley: Season 3

Becky Martin, “Inauguration”

Veep: Season 5

Dale Stern, “Mother”

Veep: Season 5

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Television Movie or Mini-Series

Raymond De Felitta

From Dusk Till Dawn: Season 1

Thomas Kail (Directed), Alex Rudzinski (Live Television Direction)

Grease: Live!

Kenny Leon (Directed),Alex Rudzinski (Live Television Direction)

Hairspray Live!

Jay Roach

All the Way

Steven Zaillian

Tyrant: Season 1


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

  • Jeff Foley, Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 – The Best is Yet to Come
  • Tim Mancinelli, The Late Late Show with James Corden, “The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special”
  • Linda Mendoza, Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House
  • Paul Myers, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, “A Very Special Full Frontal Special”
  • Glenn Weiss, The 70th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs

  • Ken Fuchs, Shark Tank, “801”
  • John Gonzalez, Live PD, “Episode Five”
  • Brian Smith, Strong, “Welcome to Strong”
  • J. Rupert Thompson, American Grit, “The Finale – Over the Falls”
  • Bertram Van Munster, The Amazing Race, “We’re Only Doing Freaky Stuff Today”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs

  • Liz Allen, The Kicks, “Pilot”
  • Alethea Jones, “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, “Gortimer and the Jacks of All Trades”
  • Michael Lembeck, A Nutcracker Christmas
  • Tina Mabry, An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has To Win
  • John Schultz, Adventures in Babysitting

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Ezra Edelman

O.J.: Made in America

Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg


Roger Ross Williams

Life, Animated


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