Damien Chazelle Wins DGA Feature Film Award, Garth Davis Wins First-Time Director

The Directors Guild of America handed out their awards last night where Damien Chazelle became the youngest winner in the history of the awards for his work on “La La Land.” No surprise there, but this has just about locked up the Oscar win for the acclaimed director of “Whiplash.” Actor Jane Lynch hosted the ceremony […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 26: DGA, PGA and Top 10 of 2016

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at [email protected], and […]

DGA Announces TV, Commercials, Documentary Nominations for 2016 – Donald Glover and Derek Cianfrance Named

Los Angeles – Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay today announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials and Documentary for 2016. “There’s so much to celebrate in such an incredible year for television, commercials and documentaries as we announce the DGA nominees for directorial achievement,” said Barclay. “As content across […]

DGA Preview: It’s Anyone’s Game with a Winner Not Clearing Up a Thing

The Directors Guild of America will take place this Saturday (can’t believe it) and we will get, hopefully, a clearer picture of what the Oscars can look like on February 28th.  With the way the season has played out, I don’t expect a “conventional” or “expected” pick for the prestigious award.  Thus far, we’ve had […]

2015 DGA Honors Recipients Announced – Thelma Schoonmaker, Ron Howard Among the Praised

Los Angeles – The Directors Guild of America (DGA) today announced that Director/Producer Ron Howard, Teamsters Local 817 President Thomas J. O’Donnell, Director/Writer/Producer Tyler Perry, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Film Editor Thelma Schoonmaker will be honored at the 2015 DGA Honors, to be held at the DGA Theater in New York City on […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 82: DGA-Oscars Link, Sundance Winners, Academy Idol Top 6 Results

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. What a week it has been.  The race for the Oscars continues.  Lots of news to go over including the closing of the Sundance Film Festival where Terence attended and saw films like “Boyhood” […]

Directors Guild of America Winners – Cuarón Wins for ‘Gravity’

Being announced.  The Directors Guild of America may not necessarily clear things up rather than solidify Alfonso Cuaron as a likely Best Director winner or show a very strong hold for Steve McQueen or David O. Russell. Read the Press Release: LOS ANGELES – The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards […]

DGA Nominees for Documentary Feature Revealed

Read the Press Release.  Is this our Documentary Feature five? LOS ANGELES –Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay today announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries for 2013. “The five documentary filmmakers nominated today have made powerful films exploring humanity in all its complications,” said Barclay.  “From intricate family […]

Directors Guild of America Announces TV, Commercials Nominees for 2013

MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series for 2013 are (in alphabetical order): STEPHEN FREARS Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (HBO) Mr. Frears’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Managers: Scott Ferguson, Erica Kay First Assistant Director: Michael Steele Second Assistant […]