Directors Guild Awards 2017: ‘La La Land’ Lands Best Feature Film Award

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Emma Stone Ryan Gosling and Damien Chazelle

Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and Writer/Director Damien Chazelle at the LA premiere of ‘La La Land’ (Photo by Eric Charbonneau / Invision for Lionsgate / AP Images)

La La Land solidified its spot as the Best Picture Oscar favorite with its win at the 69th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, February 4, 2017. La La Land snagged the Outstanding Directorial Achieve in Feature Film award, beating out Garth Davis (Lion), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea), and Denis Villeneuve (Arrival). Jane Lynch hosted the star-studded Directors Guild of America Awards which recognized the best in feature films, television series, and commercials from 2016. The event also included a presentation of the group’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Ridley Scott.

Directors Guild of America Awards Winners:


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film:
DAMIEN CHAZELLE – La La Land

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Feature Film
GARTH DAVIS – Lion

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series
MIGUEL SAPOCHNIK – Game of Thrones, “The Battle of the Bastards”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series
BECKY MARTIN – Veep, “Inauguration”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series
STEVEN ZAILLIAN – The Night Of, “The Beach”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming
DON ROY KING – Saturday Night Live, “Host: Dave Chappelle”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials
GLENN WEISS – The 70th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs
J. RUPERT THOMPSON – American Grit, “The Finale ‑ Over the Falls”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs
TINA MABRY – An American Girl Story ‑ Melody 1963: Love Has to Win

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials
DEREK CIANFRANCE – (RadicalMedia)
Chase, Nike Golf – Wieden + Kennedy Portland
Doubts, Powerade – Wieden + Kennedy Portland
Expectations, Powerade – Wieden + Kennedy Portland
Manifesto, Squarespace – Anomaly

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
EZRA EDELMAN – O.J.: Made in America

Lifetime Achievement Award in Feature Film
RIDLEY SCOTT

DGA Presidents Award
JAY D. ROTH

Robert B. Aldrich Service Award
THOMAS SCHLAMME

Frank Capra Achievement Award
MARIE CANTIN




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