The Directors Guild of America has just handed out the 71st Annual DGA Awards at the Hollywood & Highland Center’s Ray Dolby Ballroom. Alfonso Cuaron took the top prize for his work on “Roma,” and while Adam McKay lost for “Vice” he still took home the top TV award for his work on HBO’s “Succession”.
Other winners include Bill Hader and Ben Stiller for their TV work recently, along with the films “Three Identical Strangers” and “Eighth Grade”. The guild award’s top honor has often been the best bellwether for the directing Oscar – they’ve only differed seven times in seven decades.
Feature Film: Alfonso Cuaron for “Roma”
Documentary Film: Tim Wardle for “Three Identical Strangers”
First Time Director: Bo Burnham for “Eighth Grade”
Drama Series: Adam McKay for “Succession: Celebration”
Comedy Series: Bill Hader for “Barry: Chapter 1”
Limited Series: Ben Stiller for “Escape at Dannemora”
Variety Series: Don Roy King for “SNL: Adam Driver Episode”
Variety Special: Louis J. Horvitz for “The 60th Grammy Awards”
Reality Series: Russell Norman for “The Final Table: Japan”
Children’s Series: Jack Jameson for “Sesame Street: When You Wish Upon a Pickle”
Commercials: Spike Jonze for “Welcome Home, Apple Homepod”