73rd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards winners list

Chloé Zhao on “Nomadland”set — Searchlight Pictures

Nomadland director Chloé Zhao took home the top prize at the 73rd annual Directors Guild of America Awards presented virtually on Sunday.

The Chinese filmmaker is only the second woman, and the first woman of color, to earn the top DGA Award, following Kathryn Bigelow‘s win for 2009’s The Hurt Locker.

Sound of Metal director Darius Marder also earned praise for his first-time feature film.

On the TV side, Susanna Fogel grabbed TV comedy honors for directing the debut episode of HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant.  Lesli Linka Glatter won the TV drama award for the final season of Showtime’s Homeland.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Outstanding Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2020:
Chloé Zhao/Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director:
Darius Marder/Sound of Metal (Amazon Studios)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series
Lesli Linka Glatter/Homeland, “Prisoners of War” (Showtime)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series
Susanna Fogel/The Flight Attendant, “In Case of Emergency” (HBO Max)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series
Scott Frank/The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming
Don Roy King/Saturday Night Live, “Dave Chappelle; Foo Fighters”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials
Thomas Schlamme/A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote (HBO Max)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs
Joseph Guidry/Full Bloom, “Petal to the Metal” (HBO Max)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs
Amy Schatz/We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest (HBO)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials
Melina Matsoukas (Prettybird)/You Love Me, Beats by Dr. Dre ? Translation

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Michael Dweck & Gregory Kershaw/The Truffle Hunters (Sony Pictures Classics)


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