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Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

The DGA Awards honor directorial excellence in film and television. There have been only five times since 1949 that the DGA film winner has not gone on to win the Best Director Oscar. Here are the film awards.

64th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Awarded Jan. 28, 2012

Outstanding Directorial Achievement Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary James Marsh, Project Nim
Honorary Life Member Award Ed Sherin
Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award Dennis W. Mazzocco
Frank Capra Achievement Award Katy E. Garretson

63rd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Awarded Jan. 29, 2011

Outstanding Directorial Achievement Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary Charles Ferguson, Inside Job
Lifetime Achievement Award Norman Jewison
Honorary Life Member Award Barry Meyer
Robert Iger
Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award Maria Jimenez Henley
Lifetime Achievement in News Direction Roger Goodman
Frank Capra Achievement Award Cleve Landsberg

62nd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Awarded Jan. 30, 2010

Outstanding Directorial Achievement Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary Louie Psihoyos, The Cove
Honorary Life Member Award Roger Ebert
Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award Scott Berger
Robert B. Aldrich Service Award William Brady
Frank Capra Achievement Award Kim Kurumada

61st Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Awarded Jan. 31, 2009

Outstanding Directorial Achievement Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary Ari Folman, Waltz with Bashir
Lifetime Achievement Award Robert Rosen
Honorary Life Member Award Roger Ebert
Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award Scott Berger
Robert B. Aldrich Award William M. Brady
Frank Capra Achievement Award Kim Kurumada

60th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Awarded Jan. 26, 2008

Outstanding Directorial Achievement Ethan Cohen and Joel Cohen, No Country for Old Men
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary Asger Leth, Ghosts of Cite Soleil
Lifetime Achievement Award Martin Scorsese
Honorary Life Member Award Jay D. Roth
Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award Barbara J. Roche
Frank Capra Achievement Award Liz Ryan

59th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Awarded Feb. 4, 2007

Outstanding Directorial Achievement Martin Scorsese, The Departed
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary Arunas Matelis, Before Flying Back to the Earth
Lifetime Achievement Award George Paul
Honorary Life Member Award Carl Reiner
Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award Terry Benson
Robert B. Aldrich Award Paris Barclay and Taylor Hackford

58th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Awarded Jan. 28, 2006

Outstanding Directorial Achievement Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary Werner Herzog, Grizzly Man
Lifetime Achievement Award Clint Eastwood
Frank Capra Achievement Award Jerry H. Ziesmer
Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award Donald E. Jacob
Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Direction Joseph R. Aceti

57th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Awarded Jan. 29, 2005

Outstanding Directorial Achievement Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary Byambasuren Davaa, Luigi Falorni, The Story of the Weeping Camel
President's Award Gilbert Cates
Frank Capra Achievement Award Herb Adelman
Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award Stanley Faer
DGA Diversity Award Stephen McPherson

56th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Awarded Feb. 7, 2004

Outstanding Directorial Achievement Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary Nathaniel Kahn, My Architect
Lifetime Achievement Award Mike Nichols
Honorary Life Member Award Larry Auerbach
Robert B. Aldrich Award Jeremy Kagan
Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award Peery Forbis
Frank Capra Achievement Award Stephen Glanzrock

55th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Announced March 2003

Outstanding Directorial Achievement Rob Marshall, Chicago
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary Tasha Oldham, The Smith Family
Lifetime Achievement Award Martin Scorsese
Honorary Life Member Award John Rich
Robert B. Aldrich Award Jud Taylor
Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award Esperanza "Candy" Martinez
Frank Capra Achievement Award Yudi Bennett

54th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Announced March 2002

Outstanding Directorial Achievement Ron Howard, A Beautiful Mind
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary Chris Hegedus and Jehane Noujaim, Startup.com
Honorary Life Member Award Delbert Mann
Robert B. Aldrich Award Edwin Sherin
Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award Anita Cooper-Avrick
Frank Capra Achievement Award Burt Bluestein

53rd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Announced March 2001

Outstanding Directorial Achievement Ang Lee, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary Chuck Braverman, High School Boot Camp
Lifetime Achievement Steven Spielberg

52nd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Announced March 12, 2000

Outstanding Directorial Achievement Sam Mendes, American Beauty
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgen, On the Ropes

51st Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Announced March 6, 1999

Outstanding Directorial Achievement Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary Jerry Blumenthal Peter Gildbert and Gordon Quinn, Vietnam: Long Time Coming

50th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Announced March 7, 1998

Outstanding Directorial Achievement James Cameron, Titanic
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary Michael Uys and Lexy Lovell, Riding the Rails
D.W. Griffith Award Francis Ford Coppola

49th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Announced March 8, 1997

Outstanding Directorial Achievement Anthony Minghella, The English Patient
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary Al Pacino, Looking for Richard
D.W. Griffith Award Stanley Kubrick

48th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Announced March 2, 1996

Outstanding Directorial Achievement Ron Howard, Apollo 13
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary Terry Zwigoff, Crumb
D. W. Griffith Award Woody Allen

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