Directors Guild Awards 2015

The Guilds continue to hand out their awards to each other. Last night, it was the turn of the Directors.

Interestingly, in an industry that is often criticized for its lack of women and people of color behind the camera, a fair few women are represented in this list. And the winners were:

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Alejandro Iñárritu, Birdman
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary: Laura Poitras, Citizenfour

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series: Lisa Cholodenko, Olive Kitteridge
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series: Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland, "From A to B and Back Again"
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series: Jill Soloway, Transparent, "Best New Girl"

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports -- Series: Dave Diomedi, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports -- Specials: Glenn Weiss, The 68th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs: Anthony B. Sacco, The Chair
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs: Jonathan Judge, 100 Things To Do Before High School

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials: Nicolai Fuglsig, MJZ

Frank Capra Achievement Award: Phillip Goldfarb
Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award: Julie Gelfand

For the first time, The Guild awarded two Lifetime Achievement Awards for Distinguished Achievement in Television Direction: James Burrows and Robert Butler

ChrisB is a freelance writer who spends more time than she ought in front of a television screen or with a book in her hand.

1 comment:

memz_ said...

I really hope Linklater and Boyhood win. And I hope Michael Keaton wins for Best Actor because he gave a brave and wonderful performance. I hate Oscar bait roles, and he is the only one in that category who isn't whoring himself for an Oscar.