The 2022 winners of the DGA Awards will receive their trophies on Saturday March 12 in a non-televised physical ceremony hosted by Judd Apatow. (See the list of winners.) Just like last year, Gold Derby will reveal the champions as they happen in our Directors Guild Awards live blog. Did Jeanne Campion win the feature film category for his work on “The Power of the Dog”? Did Maggie Gyllenhaal to become only the second woman to win the first director’s race for “The Lost Daughter”? We will all know soon enough.
These annual congratulations honor the year’s best directors in film and television, as voted on by more than 18,000 members of the Directors Guild. Throughout the evening, all nominees in the Best Feature category will receive special medallions from their colleagues. Christopher Nolan introduces himself to Kenneth Branagh (“Belfast”), Catherine Bigelow for Denis Villeneuve (“Dunes”), Kirsten Dunst & jesse plemons in Campio, Rita Moreno for Steven Spielberg (“West Side Story”) and Sean Penn for Paul Thomas Anderson (“Licorice Pizza”).
The first trophy of the evening will be awarded in the Children’s Program Directing category, followed by Reality TV Directing, Documentary Directing, Variety Series Directing, Variety Special Directing, Directing of a feature film for the first time, Commercials Directing, Comedy Series Directing, TV Movie/Limited Series Directing, Drama Series Directing, and Feature Film Directing.
Keep refreshing/reloading this Directors Guild Awards live blog to see all the 2022 winners
7:30 p.m. – Right here. We. Goes! The ceremony officially begins with the welcome of the President of Lesli Linka Glatter. She is a three-time winner for directing an episode of “Mad Men” (2010) and two episodes of “Homeland” (2015 and 2021). After last year’s virtual event due to Covid-19, it’s refreshing to see the DGA Awards return to an in-person event with food and drink. (Hopefully that means we’ll have a muddy speech or two!) All attendees had to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination and test negative within 48 hours.