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64th Directors Guild of America Awards

The 64th Directors Guild of America Awards, honoring the outstanding directorial achievements in films, documentary and television in 2011, were presented on January 28, 2012 at the Hollywood and Highland Center.[1][2][3] The ceremony was hosted by Kelsey Grammer.[4] The nominees for the feature film category were announced on January 9, 2012,[5] the nominations for the television and commercial categories were announced on January 10, 2012,[6][7] and the nominees for documentary directing were announced on January 12, 2012.[8]

64th Directors Guild of America Awards
DateJanuary 28, 2012 (2012-01-28)
LocationHollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Presented byDirectors Guild of America
Hosted byKelsey Grammer
Best Director Feature Film:The ArtistMichel Hazanavicius
Best Director Documentary:Project NimJames Marsh


Winners and nomineesEdit


Feature Film

Michel HazanaviciusThe Artist


James MarshProject Nim


Drama Series

Patty JenkinsThe Killing for "Pilot"

Comedy Series

Robert B. WeideCurb Your Enthusiasm for "Palestinian Chicken"

Miniseries or TV Film

Jon CassarThe Kennedys

Musical Variety

Glenn Weiss65th Tony Awards

Daytime Serials

William LudelGeneral Hospital for "Intervention"

Reality Programs

Neil P. DeGroot – The Biggest Loser for "Episode #1115"

Children's Programs

Amy SchatzA Child's Garden of Poetry



Noam MurroHeineken's "Handlebar Mustache", DirecTV's "Hot House", Battlefield 3's "Is It Real?", and Volkswagens's "Pinata"

  • Lance AcordNike's "Paint the Town" and "The Chosen", Volkswagen's "The Force", and NBA's "Sweetest Moment"
  • Dante Ariola – Volkswagen's "Black Betty", Nissan's "Gas Powered Everything", and Jim Beam's "Parallels"
  • Fredrik Bond – Heineken's "Date" and "The Entrance"
  • Steven Miller – Cheetos' "Fort", GEICO's "Guinea Pigs" and "Sushi", Ortega's "Parking Lot", and Dos Equis' "Pommel Horse", "Pygmy" and "Speed Dating"

Frank Capra Achievement AwardEdit

Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement AwardEdit

  • Dennis W. Mazzocco

Honorary Life MemberEdit


  1. ^ McNary, Dave (January 28, 2012). "'The Artist' tops DGA Awards". Variety. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  2. ^ Kilday, Gregg (January 28, 2012). "Directors Guild of America Awards 2012: Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Michel Hazanavicius wins DGA Feature Film Award for "The Artist." Other winners of 2011 DGA Awards announced". Directors Guild of America. January 28, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "Kelsey Grammer to Host 64th Annual DGA Awards". Directors Guild of America. December 19, 2011. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  5. ^ Knegt, Peter (January 9, 2012). "Directors Guild of America Announces 2011 DGA Award Nominees". IndieWire. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "64th Annual DGA Awards Television Nominees Announced". Directors Guild of America. January 10, 2012. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  7. ^ "DGA Announces TV & Commericals [sic] Nominees". Deadline Hollywood. January 10, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  8. ^ McNary, Dave (January 12, 2012). "DGA noms high-profile documentaries". Variety. Retrieved January 20, 2018.

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