39th Directors Guild of America Awards

The 39th Directors Guild of America Awards, honoring the outstanding directorial achievements in film and television in 1986, were presented on March 7, 1987 at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel in Los Angeles and the nightclub 4D in New York.[1][2][3][4][5] The feature film nominees were announced on January 28, 1987.[6][7][8]

39th Directors Guild of America Awards
DateMarch 7, 1987 (1987-03-07)
LocationSheraton Premiere Hotel, Los Angeles, California
4D, New York City
CountryUnited States
Presented byDirectors Guild of America
Best Director Feature Film:PlatoonOliver Stone
Websitehttps://www.dga.org/Awards/History/1980s/1986.aspx?value=1986 Edit this on Wikidata

Winners and nomineesEdit


Feature Film

Oliver StonePlatoon


Drama Series

Will MackenzieMoonlighting for "Atomic Shakespeare"

Comedy Series

Terry HughesThe Golden Girls for "Isn't It Romantic?"

Miniseries or TV Film

Lee GrantNobody's Child

Musical Variety

Walter C. MillerLiberty Weekend

Daytime Drama

Catlin AdamsABC Afterschool Special for "Wanted: The Perfect Guy"


Perry Miller AdatoAmerican Masters for "Eugene O'Neill: A Glory of Ghosts"

  • Kyle Good – 48 Hours on Crack Street
  • David Heeley – The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn

Harry J. Coyle – 1986 World Series



Joe PytkaJohn Hancock Financial's "Brothers", Henry Weinhard's' "Chuck Wagon", and Pepsi's "Floats"

  • Jeremiah S. Chechik – Connecticut Bank's "Clock Tower", Michelob's "Tonight, Tonight", and AT&T's "Wave"
  • Leslie Dektor – Levi's' "Celebration", Blue Cross' "Gallstones", Home Savings of America's "Harold Arlund", and SecureHorizons' "Harry's Neighborhood"
  • Richard Levine – Pacific Bell's "Father & Son", Wells Fargo's "Grass Valley", and Gallo's "Weddings"
  • Sidney Myers – United Way's "American Way", "Family in Crisis" and "Youth in Crisis", and Bell Atlantic's "Beauty Parlor", "Girl Trouble" and "Jazzman"

D.W. Griffith AwardEdit

Frank Capra Achievement AwardEdit

  • Henry E. Brill


  1. ^ Mathews, Jack (March 9, 1987). "Stone Wins Top Honor From Directors Guild". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Harmetz, Aljean (March 9, 1987). "Directors Guild Honors Stone For 'Platoon'". The New York Times. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  3. ^ Scott, Vernon (March 9, 1987). "Top director honors for 'Platoon'". UPI. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  4. ^ Taylor, Clarke (March 9, 1987). "Elia Kazan Gets D. W. Griffith Award". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  5. ^ Thomas, Bob (March 9, 1987). "Directors Guild Award goes to Oliver Stone for 'Platoon'". The Fort Scott Tribune. Retrieved April 14, 2018 – via Google News Archive.
  6. ^ Mathews, Jack (January 29, 1987). "Directors Put Woman On Top 5 List". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  7. ^ Scott, Vernon (January 28, 1987). "Directors nominate their own for movie awards". UPI. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "5 Directors Nominated As Best by Their Guild". The New York Times. January 29, 1987. Retrieved April 14, 2018.

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