Chazelle Wins Director’s Guild; LA LA Oscar Route Still On Course (AWARDS 2016)


Nothing can stop La La Land.

As expected, the Director’s Guild of America handed its top prize to Damien Chazelle for directing La La Land, the Awards Season juggernaut of 2016. At this point, Chazelle and his movie appear destined for a big haul come Oscar night on Sunday, February 26th.

Here are the winners in the three film categories that were awarded during ceremonies at the 69th Annual DGA Awards Dinner, held on Saturday February 4, 2017.

Directors Guild of America
2016 Winners

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film

Winner: La La Land, dir. Damien Chazelle

Outstanding Directorial Achievement for a First-Time Feature Film Director

Winner: Lion, dir. Garth Davis

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Winner: O.J.: Made in America, dir. Ezra Edelman

  • The Eagle Huntress, dir. Otto Bell
  • Weiner, dir. Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg
  • I Am Not Your Negro, dir. Raoul Peck
  • Life, Animated, dir. Roger Ross Williams

Lifetime Achievement Award in Motion Picture Direction
Ridley Scott

Click on links below for other Critics Group Awards and Guild Nominees that have been announced so far this season:

Academy Award Nominees
Golden Globe Winners
Screen Actors Guild Winners
Producers Guild of America Winners
Writers Guild of America Nominees
National Society of Film Critics
New York Film Critics Circle
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Boston Society of Film Critics
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
The National Board of Review
Critics’ Choice Awards Winners

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