Multi-talented star Aisha Tyler will host the 71st Annual DGA Awards. The Directors Guild of America President Thomas Schlamme announced the news today, ahead of the February 2 ceremony in Los Angeles.
“We’re excited to have Aisha on board for the 71st Annual DGA Awards,” said Schlamme. “She is ideally suited to host our special evening celebrating filmmaking. Not only is Aisha a talented comedian who has engaged and entertained audiences across platforms, she is a rising star behind the camera who has a deep understanding of what it takes for directors to bring their projects to life. Welcome Aisha.”
Throughout her successful career in film and television, Tyler has stared and directed in multiple eclectic and adventurous projects. Apart from her work in front and behind the camera, she is also a bestselling author, podcaster, and activist.
Among her most recognizable credits is her voice work as Lana Kane on FX’s Emmy-winning animated series “Archer,” as well as CBS’s “Criminal Minds,” where she is a series regular. More recently, Tyler has also directed episodes of the popular crime series.
This year’s DGA Awards nominees include Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”), Bradley Cooper (“A Star is Born”), Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”), and Adam McKay (“Vice”). The organization will also honor first-timers such as Carlos López Estrada (“Blindspotting), Boots Riley (“Sorry to Bother You),Matthew Heineman (“A Private War”), and Bo Burnham (“Eight Grad”).
This is Spike Lee’s first-ever DGA Award nomination, while Bradley Cooper is nominated both as a first-time director and in the main feature category.