Directors Guild Winners Announced: ‘Birdman’ and ‘Homeland’ Take Home Honors

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Directors Guild of America: Birdman, Homeland are Winners

Emmanuel Lubezki, Michael Keaton and Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu on the set of ‘Birdman’

Birdman picked up another trophy as the Director’s Guild of America named Alejandro G. Iñárritu the winner of their Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film award. Only seven times in the DGA’s history has the winner of their Feature Film award differed from the winner of the Best Director Oscar, which means Birdman‘s Iñárritu is now the front-runner despite the fact Boyhood‘s Richard Linklater was the early favorite.

This year’s Director Guild Awards ceremony also included a surprise announcement by Steven Spielberg. Spielberg had the honor of revealing next year’s Directors Guild Awards will include a new category: First-Time Feature Film Director.

Directors Guild Award Winners

Feature Film – ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Dramatic Series – LESLI LINKA GLATTER, Homeland, “From A to B and Back Again”

Comedy Series – JILL SOLOWAY, Transparent, “Best New Girl”

Movies for Television and Mini-Series – LISA CHOLODENKO, Olive Kitteridge

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming – DAVE DIOMEDI, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, “Episode #1”

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials – GLENN WEISS, The 68th Annual Tony Awards


Reality Programs – ANTHONY B. SACCO, The Chair, “The Test”

Children’s Programs – JONATHAN JUDGE, 100 Things To Do Before High School, “Pilot”

Commercials – NICOLAI FUGLSIG, MJZ
Sapeurs, Guinness ‑ AMV BBDO
Waiting, FEMA ‑ Deutsch NY

Documentary – LAURA POITRAS, Citizenfour

Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Television Direction – Robert Butler and James Burrows

Frank Capra Achievement Award – Phil Goldfarb

Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award – Julie Gelfand

-By Rebecca Murray

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