42nd Directors Guild of America Awards

The 42nd Directors Guild of America Awards, honoring the outstanding directorial achievements in film and television in 1989, were presented on March 10, 1990 at the Beverly Hilton and in New York City.[1][2] The feature film nominees were announced on January 30, 1990[3][4] and nominees in six television categories were announced on February 8, 1990.[5]

42nd Directors Guild of America Awards
DateMarch 10, 1990 (1990-03-10)
LocationThe Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles, California
New York City
CountryUnited States
Presented byDirectors Guild of America
Best Director Feature Film:Born on the Fourth of JulyOliver Stone
Websitehttps://www.dga.org/Awards/History/1980s/1989.aspx?value=1989 Edit this on Wikidata

Winners and nomineesEdit


Feature Film

Oliver StoneBorn on the Fourth of July


Drama Series

Eric LaneuvilleL.A. Law for "I'm in the Nude for Love"

Comedy Series

Barnet KellmanMurphy Brown for "Brown Like Me"

Miniseries or TV Film

Dan CurtisWar and Remembrance

Musical Variety

Don MischerGreat Performances for "Gregory Hines: Tap Dance in America"

Daytime Drama

Victoria HochbergWonderWorks for "Jacob Have I Loved"


Peter Rosen – The Eighth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: Here to Make Music


Robert Fishman – 1989 US Open



David Cornell – AT&T's "Small Town"

D.W. Griffith AwardEdit

Frank Capra Achievement AwardEdit

  • Stanley Ackerman

Robert B. Aldrich Service AwardEdit

Honorary Life MemberEdit


  1. ^ Bernstein, Sharon (March 12, 1990). "Oliver Stone Wins Directors Award, Next the Oscar?". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  2. ^ Scott, Vernon (March 15, 1990). "The entertainment industry's guilds and critics have been scurrying..." UPI. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "Guild Announces Surprise Nominees for 1989 Directing Achievement Award". Los Angeles Times. January 30, 1990. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Scott, Vernon (January 30, 1990). "Directors announce nominees". UPI. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "DGA Nominates 21 Directors in 6 Categories for Annual Awards". Los Angeles Times. February 9, 1990. Retrieved April 9, 2018.

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