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68th Directors Guild of America Awards

The 68th Directors Guild of America Awards, honoring the outstanding directorial achievements in films, documentary and television in 2015, were presented on February 6, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.[1][2] The ceremony was hosted by Jane Lynch for the third time.[3] The nominees for the feature film categories were announced on January 12, 2016[4][5] and the nominations for directing achievements in television, documentaries and commercials were announced on January 13, 2016.[6][7]

68th Directors Guild of America Awards
DateFebruary 6, 2016 (2016-02-06)
LocationHyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Presented byDirectors Guild of America
Hosted byJane Lynch
Best Director Feature Film:The RevenantAlejandro G. Iñárritu
Best Director Documentary:Cartel LandMatthew Heineman
Best Director First-Time Feature Film:Ex MachinaAlex Garland

Winners and nomineesEdit


Feature Film

Alejandro G. IñárrituThe Revenant


Matthew HeinemanCartel Land

First-Time Feature Film

Alex GarlandEx Machina


Drama Series

David NutterGame of Thrones for "Mother's Mercy"

Comedy Series

Chris AddisonVeep for "Election Night"

Miniseries or TV Film

Dee ReesBessie

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

Dave Diomedi – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for "Episode #325"

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

Don Roy KingSaturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special

Reality Programs

Adam Vetri – Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge for "Gods of War"

Children's Programs

Kenny OrtegaDescendants



Andreas NilssonComcast's "Emily's Oz", General Electric's "Time Upon a Once", and Old Spice's "Dad Song"

Lifetime Achievement in TelevisionEdit

Frank Capra Achievement AwardEdit

  • Mary Rae Thewlis

Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement AwardEdit

  • Tom McDermott


  1. ^ Kilday, Gregg (February 6, 2016). "2016 DGA Awards: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "68th Annual DGA Awards Winners". Directors Guild of America. February 6, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (July 22, 2015). "DGA Awards 2016 Timeline Announced". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  4. ^ Tapley, Kristopher (January 12, 2016). "Alejandro G. Inarritu, Tom McCarthy, Adam McKay, George Miller, Ridley Scott Land DGA Nominations". Variety. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  5. ^ "DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2015". Directors Guild of America. January 12, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  6. ^ Hipes, Patrick (January 13, 2016). "DGA Awards Nominations Set For TV & Documentaries". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  7. ^ "DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials and Documentary for 2015". Directors Guild of America. January 13, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2018.

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