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DGA Awards Announce Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film

Directors Guild of America President Lesli Linka Glatter today announced the nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2021.

“The power of film, in all its many facets, shines through in the work of these exceptional directors representing the highest standards of filmmaking, artistic achievement and innovative storytelling,” said Glatter. “Being nominated by one’s peers – who understand on the deepest level what it takes to bring one’s vision to life – makes this award so very special, and we congratulate all of our nominees for their truly outstanding work.”

The winners will be announced at the 74th Annual DGA Awards which will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2021 are (in alphabetical order):

Paul Thomas Anderson

Licorice Pizza

(Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/United Artists Releasing)

Mr. Anderson’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Sue McNamara
  • First Assistant Director: Adam Somner
  • Second Assistant Director: Trevor Tavares
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Kasia Trojak, Bob Riley, David Marnell

 

Kenneth Branagh

Belfast

(Focus Features)


Jane Campion

The Power of the Dog

(Netflix)


Steven Spielberg

West Side Story

(20th Century Studios)

Mr. Spielberg’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Carla Raij, Daniel Lupi
  • First Assistant Director: Adam Somner
  • Second Assistant Director: Jeremy Marks
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Robert T. Striem
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Josh Muzaffer
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Billy Brennan
  • Location Managers: Robert T. Striem, Katherine Delaney

Denis Villeneuve

Dune

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Mr. Villeneuve’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Joe Caracciolo, Jr., James Grant
  • First Assistant Director: Chris Carreras
  • Second Assistant Director: Tom Rye

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
First-Time Feature Film

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director for 2021 are (in alphabetical order):

Maggie Gyllenhaal

The Lost Daughter

(Netflix)


Rebecca Hall

Passing

(Netflix)


Tatiana Huezo

Prayers for the Stolen

(Netflix)


Lin-Manuel Miranda

Tick, Tick… Boom!

(Netflix)

Mr. Miranda’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Deb Dyer
  • First Assistant Director: Mariela Comitini
  • Second Assistant Directors: Josh A. Muzaffer, Luca Waldman
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Melissa Morphet, Lincoln Major
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Zach Citarella
  • Location Manager: Ryan Smith

Michael Sarnoski

Pig

(NEON)


Emma Seligman

Shiva Baby

(Utopia)

Read the Television Nominees here.

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