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70th Directors Guild of America Awards

The 70th Directors Guild of America Awards, honoring the outstanding directorial achievement in feature films, documentary, television and commercials of 2017, were presented on February 3, 2018 at Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, California.[1][2][3] The nominations for the television and documentary categories were announced on January 10, 2018, while the nominations for the film categories were announced on January 11, 2018.[4][5][6][7]

70th Directors Guild of America Awards
DateFebruary 3, 2018 (2018-02-03)
LocationThe Beverly Hilton,
Beverly Hills, California
CountryUnited States
Presented byDirectors Guild of America
Hosted byJudd Apatow
Best Director Feature Film:The Shape of WaterGuillermo del Toro
Best Director Documentary:City of GhostsMatthew Heineman
Best Director First-Time Feature Film:Get OutJordan Peele

Comedian Judd Apatow hosted the ceremony,[8][9] and Don Mischer served as the DGA Awards Chair.[10]


Winners and nomineesEdit


Feature Film

Guillermo del ToroThe Shape of Water


Matthew HeinemanCity of Ghosts

First-Time Feature Film

Jordan PeeleGet Out


Drama Series

Reed MoranoThe Handmaid's Tale for "Offred"

Comedy Series

Beth McCarthy-MillerVeep for "Chicklet"

Miniseries or TV Film

Jean-Marc ValléeBig Little Lies

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

Don Roy KingSaturday Night Live for "Host: Jimmy Fallon"

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

Glenn WeissThe 89th Annual Academy Awards

Reality Programs

Brian Smith – MasterChef for "Vegas Deluxe & Oyster Schucks"

Children's Programs

Niki CaroAnne with an E for "Your Will Shall Decide Your Destiny"

  • Benjamin Lehmann – The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special
  • Lily MariyeJust Add Magic for "Just Add Meddling"
  • Alison McDonald – An American Girl Story: Summer Camp, Friends for Life
  • Matthew O'Neill and Thalia Sodi15: A Quinceañera Story: Zoey



Martin de ThurahStubHub's "Festival" and "Machines", and Wealthsimple's "Mad World"

Frank Capra Achievement AwardEdit

  • Dwight Williams

Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement AwardEdit

  • Jim Tanker

Honorary Life MemberEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ McNary, Dave (February 3, 2018). "DGA Awards: Guillermo del Toro Wins Feature Award for 'The Shape of Water'". Variety. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Kilday, Gregg (February 3, 2018). "DGA Awards: Guillermo del Toro and 'The Shape of Water' Take The Best Film Prize". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Swertlow, Meg (February 3, 2018). "DGA Awards 2018 Winners: The Complete List". E! News. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  4. ^ "DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials and Documentary for 2017". Directors Guild of America. January 10, 2018. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  5. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (January 10, 2018). "'Game of Thrones,' 'Handmaid's Tale,' 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Grab Directors Guild Award Nominations". Variety. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2017". Directors Guild of America. January 11, 2018. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  7. ^ Hammond, Pete (January 11, 2018). "DGA Awards Nominees: 'Shape Of Water', 'Lady Bird', 'Dunkirk', 'Three Billboards', 'Get Out'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  8. ^ McNary, Dave (January 9, 2018). "Judd Apatow to Host DGA Awards". Variety. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  9. ^ Hipes, Patrick (January 9, 2018). "Judd Apatow Set To Host DGA Awards". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  10. ^ Perez, Lexy (January 9, 2018). "DGA Awards: Judd Apatow to Host, Don Mischer Appointed Chair". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 10, 2018.

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