The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2011, and the recipients of the Guild’s 2012 Career Achievement Awards were announced last night during the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Michel Hazanavicius won the DGA’s Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for The Artist.
Following the welcome by DGA President Taylor Hackford to an audience of more than 1,600 guests, director/producer/actor Kelsey Grammer hosted the ceremony.
The DGA’s Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film has traditionally served as a near-perfect barometer for the Academy Award for Best Director. Only six times since the DGA Award’s inception in 1948 has the winner not gone on to receive the Academy Award for Best Director.
Here are the winners:
Best Director for a Feature Film
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
James Marsh, Project Nim
Patty Jenkins, The Killing, “Pilot” (AMC)
Robert B. Weide, Curb Your Enthusiasm, “Palestinian Chicken” (HBO)
Movies for Television and Miniseries
Jon Cassar, The Kennedys (Reelz Channel)
Neil P. Degroot, The Biggest Loser, “Episode #1115” (NBC)
Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)
William Ludel, General Hospital, “Intervention” (ABC)
Amy Schatz, A Child’s Garden of Poetry (HBO)
Noam Murro, Ads for Heineken Premium Light, DirecTV, Volkswagen Tiguan, and EA Battlefield 3
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