Logo of the Directors Guild of America Award.
Directors Guild of America Awards are issued annually by the Directors Guild of America. The first DGA Award was an "Honorary Life Member" award issued in 1938 to D. W. Griffith. Categories [edit ] Film [edit ] Television [edit ] Service and Achievement [edit ] Historic Awards [edit ] Drama Show Day (1983-1994) Actuality (1977-1980) Documentary Television (1977-1981) Documentary/News (1971-1981) Documentary/Actuality (1982-1990) Specials/Movies for TV/Actuality (1976–81) Sports (1984-1990) Outstanding Television Director (1971-1975) Television (1953-1970) (Preston Sturges Award (1990, 1991, 1993) Golden Jubilee Special Award (1986) News Winners - Motion Picture Categories [edit ] Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film [edit ] 1948: Joseph Mankiewicz, ** A Letter to Three Wives 1949: Robert Rossen, ** All the King's Men 1950: Joseph Mankiewicz, All About Eve 1951: George Stevens, A Place in the Sun 1952: John Ford, The Quiet Man 1953: Fred Zinnemann, From Here to Eternity 1954: Elia Kazan, On the Waterfront 1955: Delbert Mann, Marty 1956: George Stevens, Giant 1957: David Lean, The Bridge on the River Kwai 1958: Vincente Minnelli, Gigi 1959: William Wyler, Ben-Hur 1960: Billy Wilder, The Apartment 1961: Robert Wise, West Side Story 1962: David Lean, Lawrence of Arabia 1963: Tony Richardson, Tom Jones 1964: George Cukor, My Fair Lady 1965: Robert Wise, The Sound of Music 1966: Fred Zinnemann, A Man for All Seasons 1967: Mike Nichols, The Graduate 1968: Anthony Harvey, * The Lion in Winter 1969: John Schlesinger, Midnight Cowboy 1970: Franklin Schaffner, Patton 1971: William Friedkin, The French Connection 1972: Francis Ford Coppola, * The Godfather 1973: George Roy Hill, The Sting 1974: Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather Part II 1975: Miloš Forman, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1976: John G. Avildsen, Rocky 1977: Woody Allen, Annie Hall 1978: Michael Cimino, The Deer Hunter 1979: Robert Benton, Kramer vs. Kramer 1980: Robert Redford, Ordinary People 1981: Warren Beatty, Reds 1982: Richard Attenborough, Gandhi 1983: James L. Brooks, Terms of Endearment 1984: Miloš Forman, Amadeus 1985: Steven Spielberg, *** The Color Purple 1986: Oliver Stone, Platoon 1987: Bernardo Bertolucci, The Last Emperor 1988: Barry Levinson, Rain Man 1989: Oliver Stone, Born on the Fourth of July 1990: Kevin Costner, Dances with Wolves 1991: Jonathan Demme, The Silence of the Lambs 1992: Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven 1993: Steven Spielberg, Schindler's List 1994: Robert Zemeckis, Forrest Gump 1995: Ron Howard, *** Apollo 13 1996: Anthony Minghella, The English Patient 1997: James Cameron, Titanic 1998: Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan 1999: Sam Mendes, American Beauty 2000: Ang Lee, * Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2001: Ron Howard, A Beautiful Mind 2002: Rob Marshall, * Chicago 2003: Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2004: Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby 2005: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain 2006: Martin Scorsese, The Departed 2007: Ethan and Joel Coen, No Country For Old Men 2008: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire 2009: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker 2010: Tom Hooper, The King's Speech 2011: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist 2012: Ben Affleck, Argo *** [1 ] 2013: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity * - Director did not win the Academy Award. ** - Originally, the DGA used a non-calendar year for its award. Both films competed in the 22nd Academy Awards for 1949, and both directors were nominated for Best Director; Mankiewicz won. All the King's Men won Best Picture; Rossen's DGA was not awarded until after the Oscars. (Beginning with the 1951 award in 1952, the DGA has been always awarded before the Oscars.) *** - Was not nominated for Academy Award that year. Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary [edit ] Lifetime Achievement Award [edit ]
(formerly the D. W. Griffith Lifetime Achievement Award)
Winners - Television Categories [edit ] Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series [edit ] 1990: James Burrows, - " Cheers Woody Interruptus" 1991: Peter Bonerz, - "Uh Oh: Part II" Murphy Brown 1992: Tom Cherones, - " Seinfeld The Contest" 1993: James Burrows, - " Frasier The Good Son" 1994: David Lee, - " Frasier The Matchmaker" 1995: Gordon Hunt, - "The Alan Brady Show" Mad About You 1996: Andy Ackerman, - " Seinfeld The Rye" 1997: Andy Ackerman, - " Seinfeld The Betrayal" 1998: Thomas Schlamme, - " Sports Night Pilot" 1999: Thomas Schlamme, - " Sports Night Small Town" 2000: James Burrows, - "Lows in the Mid-Eighties" Will & Grace 2001: Todd Holland, - " Malcolm in the Middle Bowling" 2002: Bryan Gordon, - "The Special Section" Curb Your Enthusiasm 2003: Timothy Van Patten, - "Boy, Interrupted" Sex and the City 2004: Timothy Van Patten, - "An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux" Sex and the City 2005: Marc Buckland, - " My Name Is Earl Pilot" 2006: Richard Shepard, - " Ugly Betty Pilot" 2007: Barry Sonnenfeld, - " Pushing Daisies Pie-lette" 2008: Paul Feig, - " The Office Dinner Party" 2009: Jason Winer, - " Modern Family Pilot" 2010: Michael Spiller, - " Modern Family Halloween" 2011: Robert B. Weide, - "Palestinian Chicken" Curb Your Enthusiasm 2012: Lena Dunham, - "Pilot" Girls [1 ] 2013: Beth McCarthy-Miller, - " 30 Rock Hogcock!/ Last Lunch" Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series [edit ] Outstanding Achievement in Daytime Serials [edit ] Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programs [edit ] Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Miniseries [edit ] Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety [edit ] Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs [edit ] Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials [edit ] Lifetime Achievement Award [edit ] References [edit ]