Jane Campion and Maggie Gyllenhaal honored for their feature films at the 2022 DGA Awards

Jeanne Campion won the Directors Guild of America Theatrical Feature Award for his Netflix Western The power of the dogcementing her as a favorite for the upcoming Oscars. The 74th Annual DGA Awards took place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, in a ceremony hosted by the filmmaker-producer Judd Apatow. Winners in 10 other categories were congratulated at the ceremony.

This was Campion’s second DGA appointment. She was previously nominated for her 1993 drama The piano. In February, she became the first woman in history to be nominated twice for the Best Director Oscar.

Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, jesse plemons and Kodi Smit McPhee—all of whom also scored at the Oscars—The power of the dog had its world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival in September last year, where Campion won the Silver Lion for Best Direction. It received a limited theatrical release the following month and was made available to stream worldwide on Netflix in December. It leads with 12 Oscar nominations this year and is among the most acclaimed feature films of the year.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal won the Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Director award from the DGA, for The lost girl. As The power of the dog, The lost girl is also a book adaptation – it is based on a novel by Helen Ferrante– and a Netflix original movie.

In the best TV categories, Marc Mylod won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Drama Series for HBO Successionespecially the episode “All the Bells Say”. Lucie Aniello won the comedy counterpart award for HBO hacksespecially the episode “There’s No Line”. Barry Jenkins won the Limited Series Award for Directing Prime Video The Underground Railroad.


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Spike Lee received the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award in a feature film and gave a speech of thanks that delighted the 800 guests at the event. This is considered the DGA’s highest honour, and the recipient is chosen by the current and past presidents of the Guild.

Ceremony presenters included (in alphabetical order) Pamela Adlon, Stephanie Beatrice, Catherine Bigelow, LeVar Burton, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Julie Depy, Ernest Dickerson, dunst, Andrew Garfield, Leila George, Louis J. Horvitz, Ken Jeong, Natacha Lyonne, Michael Mann, Rita Moreno, Christopher Nolan, plemons, Martin Scorsese, Sarah Snook, Jeremy Strongand Chloe Zhao.

Here is the full list of winners:

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR’S ACHIEVEMENT IN A THEATER FEATURE FILM

JANE CAMPION

The power of the dog (Netflix)

This is Campion’s second nomination for the DGA Awards. She had already been nominated in this category in 1993 for The piano.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT BY A FIRST-TIME FILM DIRECTOR

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL

The lost girl (Netflix)

This is Gyllenhaal’s first nomination for the DGA awards.

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION IN A DRAMA SERIES

MYLOD BRAND

Succession“All the Bells Say” (HBO)

The Mylod production team:

Unit Production Managers: Gabrielle Mahon, Scott Ferguson

First assistant director: Christo Morse

Second assistant directors: Michelle Flevotomas, Nicholas Notte

Assistant Unit Production Manager: Robert Striem

Director: Paul Eskenazi

This is Mylod’s second nomination for the DGA Awards. He had already been nominated in this category in 2020 for Succession“It’s not for the tears.”

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION IN THE COMEDY SERIES

LUCIE ANIELLO

hacks“There’s No Line” (HBO Max)

The Aniello management team:

Unit Production Managers: Melanie J. Elin, David Hyman

First Assistant Director: Jeff Rosenberg

Second assistant director: Erin Stern Linares

Second Second Assistant Director: Heidi Hinzman

Additional second assistant director: Alaina Neumann

This is Aniello’s first DGA Award nomination.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN FILMS FOR TELEVISION AND LIMITED SERIES

BARRY JENKINS

The Underground Railroad (Amazon)

The Jenkins management team:

Unit Production Manager: Richleigh Heagh

First Assistant Director: Liz Tan

Second assistant director: Elaine Wood

Second Second Assistant Director: Wayne Witherspoon

· Additional second assistant directors: Jesse Carmona, AJ Bruno

This is Jenkins’ second nomination for the DGA Awards. He was already nominated in the Theatrical Feature Film category in 2016 for Moonlight.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VARIETY / TALK / NEWS / SPORTS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING

DON ROY KING

Saturday Night Live, “Keegan-Michael Key; Olivia Rodrigo” (NBC)

King’s management team:

Associate Directors: Michael Mancini, Michael Poole, Laura Ouziel-Mack

Stage Managers: Gena Rositano, Chris Kelly, Eddie Valk

This is Mr. King’s 16th DGA Award nomination. He has already won the DGA award in this category for Saturday Night Live episodes: Dave Chappelle; Foo Fighters in 2020, E. Murphy; Lizzo in 2019, Adam Driver; Kanye West in 2018, Host: Jimmy Fallon” in 2017, Host: Dave Chappelle in 2016 and for Host: Justin Timberlake in 2013. King also won the DGA Award for Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for SNL 40th Anniversary Special in 2015. He was previously nominated for Saturday Night Live episodes in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, and in 2015 in the Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming category for the Saturday Night Live episode, host: Tracy Morgan/musical guest: Demi Lovato.


OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR’S ACHIEVEMENT IN VARIETY / TALK / NEWS / SPORTS – SPECIALS

PAUL DUGDALE

Adele: One night only (SCS)

The Dugdale Management Team:

Associate Director: Hayley Collett

Stage Managers: Gary Natoli, Erica Christensen, Zachary Figures, Jackie Stathis

This is Dugdale’s first DGA Award nomination.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN DIRECTING IN REALITY PROGRAMS

ADAM VETRI

Chauffeur Getaway“Electric Shock” (Discovery Channel)

The Vetri management team:

Associate Director: John Esposito

Director: Eric Pai

This is Vetri’s fourth nomination for the DGA Awards. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Television Programs in 2015 for Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge“Gods of War” and was already nominated in this same category in 2014 for Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge“Welcome to the Gun Show” and in 2017 for dare to live“Chain smokers”.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING IN CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

SMRITI MUNDHRA

Through our eyes“Shelter” (HBO Max)

This is Mundhra’s first nomination for the DGA awards.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMMERCIAL

BRADFORD YOUNG

(Serial Images x Somesuch)

Great. Human., Channel 4 Paralympics – 4Creative

First Assistant Director: Jez Oakley

This is Young’s first DGA nomination.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DOCUMENTARY

STANLEY-NELSON

Penthouse (Show time)

This is Nelson’s first nomination for the DGA Awards.

RECIPIENTS OF HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP AND SERVICE AWARDS

renowned director Spike Lee was the recipient of the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Feature Film. This award, which is given to a director in recognition of their outstanding achievement in filmmaking, is the Guild’s highest honor and the recipient is chosen by the current and past presidents of the Guild.

Joseph P. Reidy received the Frank Capra Achievement Award, which is given to an assistant director or unit production manager in recognition of professional achievement in the industry and service to the Directors Guild of America.

Garry W. Hood received the Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award, which is given to an associate director or stage manager in recognition of service to the industry and the Directors Guild of America.


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