72nd Directors Guild of America Awards

The 72nd Directors Guild of America Awards, honoring the outstanding directorial achievement in feature films, documentary, television and commercials of 2019, were presented on January 25, 2020, at the Ritz-Carlton in Downtown Los Angeles, California.[1][2][3] The ceremony was hosted by Judd Apatow, who also hosted the ceremony in 2018.[4] The nominations for most of the television and documentary categories were announced on January 6, 2020,[5][6] while the nominations for the feature film categories were announced on January 7, 2020.[7][8] The nominations announcement for three television awards (Comedy Series, Drama Series, and Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials) was moved to January 10, 2020 due to a re-vote delay.[9]

72nd Directors Guild of America Awards
DateJanuary 25, 2020 (2020-01-25)
LocationRitz-Carlton Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Presented byDirectors Guild of America
Hosted byJudd Apatow
Best Director Feature Film:1917Sam Mendes
Best Director Documentary:American FactorySteven Bognar and Julia Reichert
Best Director First-Time Feature Film:Honey BoyAlma Har'el

Winners and nomineesEdit


Feature Film

Sam Mendes1917


Steven Bognar and Julia ReichertAmerican Factory

First-Time Feature Film

Alma Har'elHoney Boy


Drama Series

Nicole KassellWatchmen for "It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice"

Comedy Series

Bill HaderBarry for "ronny/lily"

Movies for Television and Limited Series

Johan RenckChernobyl

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

Don Roy KingSaturday Night Live for "Eddie Murphy/Lizzo"

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

James Burrows and Andy Fisher – Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons

Reality Programs

Jason CohenEncore! for "Annie"

Children's Programs

Amy SchatzSong of Parkland



Spike JonzeSquarespace's "Dream It" and MedMen's "The New Normal"

Frank Capra Achievement AwardEdit

  • Duncan Henderson[10]

Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement AwardEdit


  1. ^ "DGA Awards: Sam Mendes and '1917' Win Best Feature Film". The Hollywood Reporter. January 25, 2020. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  2. ^ Vary, Adam (January 25, 2020). "Sam Mendes Wins Top DGA Award for '1917'". Variety. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  3. ^ "72nd Annual DGA Awards Winners". Directors Guild of America. January 25, 2020. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  4. ^ Evans, Greg (January 9, 2020). "Judd Apatow Returns To Host 72nd DGA Awards". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  5. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (January 6, 2020). "DGA Awards Unveils Partial List of TV, Documentary and Commercial Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  6. ^ "DGA Announces 2019 Awards Nominees for: Movies for Television & Limited Series; Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming; Reality Programs; Children's Programs; Commercials; and Documentary". Directors Guild of America. January 6, 2020. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  7. ^ Sharf, Zack (January 7, 2020). "Directors Guild of America 2020 Nominees Include Taika Waititi, Bong Joon Ho, and More". IndieWire. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  8. ^ "DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2019". Directors Guild of America. January 7, 2020. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  9. ^ Pedersen, Erik (January 10, 2020). "DGA Awards TV Series Nominations: 'Thrones', 'Watchmen', 'Succession', 'Mrs. Maisel' 'Veep' & 'Barry'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  10. ^ a b Robb, David (December 5, 2019). "DGA Awards: Duncan Henderson & Arthur Lewis Set For Career Honors". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 5, 2020.

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