March 14

Jane Campion Wins DGA Theatrical Feature Film Award for The Power of the Dog.Winners in 10 Other Categories also Announced


Los Angeles – The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2021 were announced tonight during the 74th Annual DGA Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Jane Campion won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for The Power of the Dog.
Judd Apatow hosted the ceremony before an audience of more than 800 guests. Presenters included (in alphabetical order): Pamela Adlon, Stephanie Beatriz, Kathryn Bigelow, LeVar Burton, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Julie Delpy, Ernest Dickerson, Kirsten Dunst, Andrew Garfield, Leila George, Louis J. Horvitz, Ken Jeong, Natasha Lyonne, Michael Mann, Rita Moreno, Christopher Nolan, Jesse Plemons, Martin Scorsese, Sarah Snook, Jeremy Strong, and Chloé Zhao.
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OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM
JANE CAMPIONThe Power of the Dog(Netflix)
This is Ms. Campion’s second DGA Award nomination. She was previously nominated in this category in 1993 for The Piano.
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT OF A FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR  MAGGIE GYLLENHAALThe Lost Daughter(Netflix)
This is Ms. Gyllenhaal’s first DGA Award nomination.
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMATIC SERIES MARK MYLODSuccession, “All the Bells Say”
(HBO)
Mr. Mylod’s Directorial Team:·        Unit Production Managers: Gabrielle Mahon, Scott Ferguson·        First Assistant Director: Christo Morse·        Second Assistant Directors: Michelle Flevotomas, Nicholas Notte·        Assistant Unit Production Manager: Robert Striem·        Location Manager: Paul Eskenazi
This is Mr. Mylod’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2020 for Succession, “This Is Not for Tears.”
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY SERIES LUCIA ANIELLOHacks, “There Is No Line”(HBO Max)
Ms. Aniello’s Directorial Team:·        Unit Production Managers: Melanie J. Elin, David Hyman·        First Assistant Director: Jeff Rosenberg·        Second Assistant Director: Erin Stern Linares·        Second Second Assistant Director: Heidi Hinzman·        Additional Second Assistant Director: Alaina Neumann
This is Ms. Aniello’s first DGA Award nomination.
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND LIMITED SERIES BARRY JENKINSThe Underground Railroad(Amazon)
Mr. Jenkins’s Directorial Team:·        Unit Production Manager: Richleigh Heagh·        First Assistant Director: Liz Tan·        Second Assistant Director: Elaine Wood·        Second Second Assistant Director: Wayne Witherspoon·        Additional Second Assistant Directors: Jesse Carmona, AJ Bruno
This is Mr. Jenkins’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in the Theatrical Feature Film category in 2016 for Moonlight.
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING
DON ROY KINGSaturday Night Live, “Keegan-Michael Key; Olivia Rodrigo”(NBC)
Mr. King’s Directorial Team:·        Associate Directors: Michael Mancini, Michael Poole, Laura Ouziel-Mack·        Stage Managers: Gena Rositano, Chris Kelly, Eddie Valk
This is Mr. King’s 16th DGA Award nomination. He previously won the DGA Award in this category for Saturday Night Live episodes: Dave Chappelle; Foo Fighters” in 2020, E. Murphy; Lizzo” in 2019, “Adam Driver; Kanye West” in 2018, “Host: Jimmy Fallon” in 2017, “Host: Dave Chappelle” in 2016 and for “Host: Justin Timberlake” in 2013. Mr. King also won the DGA Award for Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for SNL 40th Anniversary Special in 2015. He was previously nominated for Saturday Night Live episodes in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, and in 2015 in the Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming category for the Saturday Night Live episode, “Host: Tracy Morgan/Musical Guest: Demi Lovato.”
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS – SPECIALS
PAUL DUGDALEAdele: One Night Only(CBS)
Mr. Dugdale’s Directorial Team:·        Associate Director: Hayley Collett·        Stage Managers: Gary Natoli, Erica Christensen, Zachary Figures, Jackie Stathis
This is Mr. Dugdale’s first DGA Award nomination.
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY PROGRAMS
ADAM VETRIGetaway Driver, “Electric Shock”(Discovery Channel)
Mr. Vetri’s Directorial Team:·        Associate Director: John Esposito·        Stage Manager: Eric Pai
This is Mr. Vetri’s fourth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs in 2015 for Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, “Gods of War” and was previously nominated in this same category in 2014 for Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, “Welcome to the Gun Show” and in 2017 for Dare to Live, “Chainsmokers.”

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
SMRITI MUNDHRAThrough Our Eyes, “Shelter”(HBO Max)
This is Ms. Mundhra’s first DGA Award nomination.

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMMERCIALS BRADFORD YOUNG(Serial Pictures x Somesuch)
Super. Human., Channel 4 Paralympics – 4Creative·        First Assistant Director: Jez Oakley
This is Mr. Young’s first DGA Award nomination.
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DOCUMENTARY
STANLEY NELSONAttica(Showtime)
This is Mr. Nelson’s first DGA Award nomination.
HONORARY LIFE MEMBER & SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS
Renowned director Spike Lee was the recipient of the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Feature Film. This award, which is given to a Director in recognition of distinguished achievement in motion picture direction, is the Guild’s highest honor and the recipient is selected by the present and past presidents of the Guild. Joseph P. Reidy received the Frank Capra Achievement Award, which is 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.
Garry W. Hood received the Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award, which is given to an Associate Director or Stage Manager in recognition of service to the industry and to the Directors Guild of America.# # #
About the DGA: In the 86 years since its founding in 1936, the DGA has fought for the economic and creative rights of its members; protected their ability to financially benefit from the reuse of their work; established strong pension and health plans; and established jurisdiction in new technologies and distribution platforms. Today we represent more than 18,600 directors and members of the directorial team working in film, television, commercials, new media and other audiovisual media.