The winners of the 67th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards were announced last night at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Jane Lynch (Glee, Hollywood Game Night) was on hand as master of ceremony for the evening and presenters included DGA President Paris Barclay and actors Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón, Jodie Foster, and January Jones.
Alejandro G. Iñárritu was the night’s big winner – picking the statue for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Birdman. It’s an important award for the upcoming Oscar race: 59 of the last 66 DGA winners have gone on to win Best Director at the Oscars. And with Boyhood – Birdman’s biggest competition – picking up Best Film at the BAFTA’s last night, the DGA win may just give Iñárritu and Birdman the leading edge.
Additionally, next year’s DGA will see a new award presented: Steven Spielberg took the stage to the announce the First-Time Feature Film Director Award, which will recognize outstanding achievements from first-time feature directors.
The Complete List of Winners:
Alejandro G. Inarritu | BIRDMAN
Laura Poitras | CITIZENFOUR
Lesli Linka Glatter | HOMELAND, “From A to B and Back Again” (Showtime)
Jill Soloway | TRANSPARENT, “Best New Girl” (Amazon Studios)
Movies for Television and Mini-Series
Lisa Cholodenko | OLIVE KITTERIDGE (HBO)
Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming
Dave Diomedi | THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON, “Episode #1″
Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials
Glenn Weiss | “The 68th Annual Tony Awards”
Anthony B. Sacco | THE CHAIR, “The Test”
Jonathan Judge | 100 THINGS TO DO BEFORE HIGH SCHOOL, “Pilot”
Nicolai Fuglsig, “Sapeurs,” Guinness; “Waiting,” FEMA
Lifetime Achievement & Service Award Recipients
Frank Capra Achievement Award
Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award
Emily Schmitt | Managing Editor