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Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series

The Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series is one of the annual Directors Guild of America Awards given by the Directors Guild of America. It was first presented at the 24th Directors Guild of America Awards in 1972. The current eligibility period is the calendar year.

Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series
Awarded forOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series
CountryUnited States
Presented byDirectors Guild of America
First awarded1971
Currently held byBill Hader for Barry (2018)
Websitewww.dga.org

Winners and nomineesEdit

1970sEdit

Year Program Episode Winners and nominees Network Ref.
1971
(24th)
All in the Family "Meet the Bunkers" John Rich CBS [1]
Mary Tyler Moore "Baby Sit-Com" Jay Sandrich CBS
The Odd Couple "Being Divorced is Never Having to Say I Do" Bruce Bilson ABC
1972
(25th)
M*A*S*H "Pilot" Gene Reynolds CBS [2]
All in the Family "The Bunkers and the Swingers" John Rich CBS
Maude "Maude's Dilemma" Bill Hobin
1973
(26th)
M*A*S*H "Deal Me Out" Gene Reynolds CBS [3]
Mary Tyler Moore "Lou's First Date" Jay Sandrich CBS
Maude Hal Cooper
1974
(27th)
M*A*S*H "Alcoholics Unanimous" Hy Averback CBS [4]
Mary Tyler Moore "Will Mary Richards Go to Jail?" Jay Sandrich CBS
Rhoda "Rhoda's Wedding" Robert Moore
1975
(28th)
M*A*S*H "Bombed" Hy Averback CBS [5]
Mary Tyler Moore "Chuckles Bites the Dust" Joan Darling CBS
Maude Hal Cooper
1976
(29th)
M*A*S*H "Dear Sigmund" Alan Alda CBS [6]
Mary Tyler Moore "Murray Can't Lose" Jay Sandrich CBS
Maude "Vivian's First Funeral" Hal Cooper
1977
(30th)
All in the Family "Edith's 50th Birthday" Paul Bogart CBS [7]
M*A*S*H "Comrades in Arms" Alan Alda & Burt Metcalfe CBS
Soap "Episode 7" Jay Sandrich ABC
1978
(31st)
All in the Family "California, Here We Are" Paul Bogart CBS [8]
M*A*S*H "Point of View" Charles S. Dubin CBS
Soap "Episode 32" Jay Sandrich ABC
1979
(32nd)
M*A*S*H "Period of Adjustment" Charles S. Dubin CBS [9]
All in the Family "Too Good Edith" Paul Bogart CBS
Barney Miller "The Judge" Noam Pitlik ABC

1980sEdit

Year Program Episode Winners and nominees Network Ref.
1980
(33rd)
Barney Miller "Fog" Noam Pitlik ABC [10]
M*A*S*H "Death Takes a Holiday" Mike Farrell CBS
"A War of All Seasons" Burt Metcalfe
1981
(34th)
M*A*S*H "The Life You Save" Alan Alda CBS [11]
M*A*S*H "Blood Brothers" Harry Morgan CBS
Taxi "Jim the Psychic" James Burrows ABC
1982
(35th)
M*A*S*H "Where There's a Will, There's a War" Alan Alda CBS [12]
Cheers "Sam at Eleven" James Burrows NBC
Taxi "Jim's Inheritance" Noam Pitlik
1983
(36th)
Cheers "Showdown" (Part II) James Burrows NBC [13]
Buffalo Bill "Woody Quits" Jim Drake NBC
Taxi "Louie and the Blind Girl" Noam Pitlik
1984
(37th)
The Cosby Show "Pilot" Jay Sandrich NBC [14]
Cheers "I Call Your Name" James Burrows NBC
Kate & Allie "Landlady" Bill Persky CBS
1985
(38th)
The Golden Girls "Pilot" Jay Sandrich NBC [15]
Cheers "Birth, Death, Love and Rice" James Burrows NBC
Moonlighting "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice" Peter Werner ABC
1986
(39th)
The Golden Girls "Isn't It Romantic" Terry Hughes NBC [16]
Cheers "Tan 'N' Wash" James Burrows NBC
Moonlighting "Symphony in Knocked Flat" Paul Lynch ABC
1987
(40th)
Family Ties "A, My Name is Alex" Will Mackenzie NBC [17]
Cheers "Home Is the Sailor" James Burrows NBC
The Golden Girls "Old Friends" Terry Hughes
1988
(41st)
The Wonder Years "Pilot" Steve Miner ABC [18]
Murphy Brown "Pilot" Barnet Kellman CBS
Roseanne Ellen Falcon ABC
1989
(42nd)
Murphy Brown "Brown Like Me" Barnet Kellman CBS [19]
Cheers "Sisterly Love" James Burrows NBC
Designing Women "They Shoot Fat Women, Don't They?" Harry Thomason CBS

1990sEdit

Year Program Episode Winners and nominees Network Ref.
1990
(43rd)
Cheers "Woody Interruptus" James Burrows NBC [20]
Murphy Brown "Bob & Murphy & Ted & Avery" Barnet Kellman CBS
The Wonder Years "The Ties That Bind" Peter Baldwin ABC
1991
(44th)
Murphy Brown "Uh-Oh: Part 2" Peter Bonerz CBS [21]
Cheers "Days of Wine & Neurosis" James Burrows NBC
Seinfeld "The Tape" David Steinberg
1992
(45th)
Seinfeld "The Contest" Tom Cherones NBC [22]
Cheers "An Old-Fashioned Wedding" James Burrows NBC
Seinfeld "The Good Samaritan" Jason Alexander
1993
(46th)
Frasier "The Good Son" James Burrows NBC [23]
Dream On "Silent Night, Holy Cow" Betty Thomas HBO
Murphy Brown "Angst for the Memory" Peter Bonerz CBS
Northern Exposure "Kaddish for Uncle Manny" Michael Lange
Seinfeld "The Mango" Tom Cherones NBC
1994
(47th)
Frasier "The Matchmaker" David Lee NBC [24]
Frasier "The Unkindest Cut of All" Rick Beren NBC
The Larry Sanders Show "The Mr. Sharon Stone Show" Todd Holland HBO
Seinfeld "The Opposite" Tom Cherones NBC
"The Race" Andy Ackerman
1995
(48th)
Mad About You "The Alan Brady Show" Gordon Hunt NBC [25]
Frasier "Daphne's Room" David Lee NBC
Friends "The One with the Birth" James Burrows
The Larry Sanders Show "Arthur After Hours" Todd Holland HBO
Seinfeld "The Gum" Andy Ackerman NBC
1996
(49th)
Seinfeld "The Rye" Andy Ackerman NBC [26]
3rd Rock from the Sun "See Dick Continue to Run" Robert Berlinger NBC
The Larry Sanders Show "Ellen, or Isn't She" Alan Myerson HBO
"Everybody Loves Larry" Todd Holland
Mad About You "The Finale" David Steinberg NBC
1997
(50th)
Seinfeld "The Betrayal" Andy Ackerman NBC [27]
Dharma & Greg "Pilot" James Burrows ABC
Ellen "The Puppy Episode" Gil Junger
Frasier "Halloween" (Part I) Pamela Fryman NBC
Mad About You "The Birth" Gordon Hunt
1998
(51st)
Sports Night "Pilot" Thomas Schlamme ABC [28]
Frasier "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz" Kelsey Grammer NBC
The Larry Sanders Show "Flip" Todd Holland HBO
Just Shoot Me! "Two Girls for Every Boy" Pamela Fryman NBC
Will & Grace "Pilot" James Burrows
1999
(52nd)
Sports Night "Small Town" Thomas Schlamme ABC [29]
Frasier "Dr. Nora" Katy Garretson NBC
"The Fight Before Christmas" Pamela Fryman
Sex and the City "The Man, the Myth, the Viagra" Victoria Hochberg HBO
Will & Grace "Yours, Mine or Ours" James Burrows NBC

2000sEdit

Year Program Episode Winners and nominees Network Ref.
2000
(53rd)
Will & Grace "Lows in the Mid-Eighties" James Burrows NBC [30]
Ally McBeal "The Last Virgin" Bill D'Elia Fox
Frasier "And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon" Pamela Fryman NBC
Malcolm in the Middle "Pilot" Todd Holland Fox
Sex and the City "Cock-a-Doodle-Do" Allen Coulter HBO
2001
(54th)
Malcolm in the Middle "Bowling" Todd Holland Fox [31]
Sex and the City "Defining Moments" Allen Coulter HBO
"My Motherboard, Myself" Michael Engler
"The Real Me" Michael Patrick King
Will & Grace "Bed, Bath, and Beyond" James Burrows NBC
2002
(55th)
Curb Your Enthusiasm "The Special Section" Bryan Gordon HBO [32]
Curb Your Enthusiasm "Mary, Joseph, and Larry" David Steinberg HBO
"The Nanny from Hell" Larry Charles
Sex and the City "Plus One is the Loneliest Number" Michael Patrick King
Will & Grace "Marry Me a Little" James Burrows NBC
2003
(56th)
Sex and the City "Boy, Interrupted" Tim Van Patten HBO [33]
8 Simple Rules "Goodbye" James Widdoes ABC
Sex and the City "Great Sexpectations" Michael Patrick King HBO
"Hop, Skip, and a Week" Michael Engler
Will & Grace "Last Ex to Brooklyn" James Burrows NBC
2004
(57th)
Sex and the City "An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux" Tim Van Patten HBO [34]
Curb Your Enthusiasm "The 5 Wood" Bryan Gordon HBO
"The Car Pool Lane" Robert B. Weide
Desperate Housewives "Pilot" Charles McDougall ABC
"Pretty Little Picture" Arlene Sanford
2005
(58th)
My Name Is Earl "Pilot" Marc Buckland NBC [35]
Curb Your Enthusiasm "The End" Larry Charles HBO
"Korean Bookie" Bryan Gordon
Entourage "Exodus" Julian Farino
Will & Grace "Alive and Schticking" James Burrows NBC
2006
(59th)
Ugly Betty "Pilot" Richard Shepard ABC [36]
30 Rock "Pilot" Adam Bernstein NBC
Boston Legal "Breast in Show" Arlene Sanford ABC
Entourage "One Day in the Valley" Julian Farino HBO
Grey's Anatomy "The Name of the Game" Seith Mann ABC
2007
(60th)
Pushing Daisies "Pie-lette" Barry Sonnenfeld ABC [37]
30 Rock "Rosemary's Baby" Michael Engler NBC
"Somebody to Love" Beth McCarthy-Miller
Desperate Housewives "Something's Coming" David Grossman ABC
Entourage "The Resurrection" David Nutter HBO
2008
(61st)
The Office "Dinner Party" Paul Feig NBC [38]
30 Rock "Do-Over" Don Scardino NBC
"Reunion" Beth McCarthy-Miller
Entourage "Tree Trippers" Julian Farino HBO
Weeds "The Three Coolers" Paris Barclay Showtime
2009
(62nd)
Modern Family "Pilot" Jason Winer ABC [39]
Curb Your Enthusiasm "Seinfeld" Jeff Schaffer HBO
"The Table Read" Larry Charles
Glee "Pilot" Ryan Murphy Fox
"Wheels" Paris Barclay

2010sEdit

Year Program Episode Winners and nominees Network Ref.
2010
(63rd)
Modern Family "Halloween" Michael Spiller ABC [40]
30 Rock "Live Show" Beth McCarthy-Miller NBC
Entourage "Lose Yourself" David Nutter HBO
Glee "The Power of Madonna" Ryan Murphy Fox
Modern Family "Hawaii" Steven Levitan ABC
2011
(64th)
Curb Your Enthusiasm "Palestinian Chicken" Robert B. Weide HBO [41]
30 Rock "Double-Edged Sword" Don Scardino NBC
Curb Your Enthusiasm "The Divorce" David Steinberg HBO
Modern Family "After the Fire" Fred Savage ABC
"Express Christmas" Michael Spiller
2012
(65th)
Girls "Pilot" Lena Dunham HBO [42]
30 Rock "Live from Studio 6H" Beth McCarthy-Miller NBC
The Big Bang Theory "The Date Night Variable" Mark Cendrowski CBS
Louie "New Year's Eve" Louis C.K. FX
Modern Family "Election Day" Bryan Cranston ABC
2013
(66th)
30 Rock "Hogcock!" / "Last Lunch" Beth McCarthy-Miller NBC [43]
The Big Bang Theory "The Hofstadter Insufficiency" Mark Cendrowski CBS
"The Love Spell Potential" Anthony Rich
Modern Family "My Hero" Gail Mancuso ABC
"The Old Man & the Tree" Bryan Cranston
2014
(67th)
Transparent "Best New Girl" Jill Soloway Amazon [44]
Louie "Elevator, Part 6" Louis C.K. FX
Modern Family "Las Vegas" Gail Mancuso ABC
Orange Is the New Black "Thirsty Bird" Jodie Foster Netflix
Silicon Valley "Minimum Viable Product" Mike Judge HBO
2015
(68th)
Veep "Election Night" Chris Addison HBO [45]
Louie "Sleepover" Louis C.K. FX
Modern Family "White Christmas" Gail Mancuso ABC
Silicon Valley "Binding Arbitration" Mike Judge HBO
Transparent "Kina Hora" Jill Soloway Amazon
2016
(69th)
Veep "Inauguration" Becky Martin HBO [46]
Atlanta "B.A.N." Donald Glover FX
Silicon Valley "Daily Active Users" Alec Berg HBO
"Founder Friendly" Mike Judge
Veep "Mother" Dale Stern
2017
(70th)
Veep "Chicklet" Beth McCarthy-Miller HBO [47]
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "Pilot" Amy Sherman-Palladino Amazon
Master of None "Thanksgiving" Melina Matsoukas Netflix
"The Thief" Aziz Ansari
Silicon Valley "Server Error" Mike Judge HBO
2018
(71st)
Barry "Chapter One: Make Your Mark" Bill Hader HBO [48][49]
Atlanta "FUBU" Donald Glover FX
"Teddy Perkins" Hiro Murai
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel "All Alone" Amy Sherman-Palladino Amazon
"We're Going to the Catskills!" Daniel Palladino

Programs with multiple awardsEdit

8 awards
  • M*A*S*H (CBS)
3 awards
  • All in the Family (CBS)
  • Seinfeld (NBC)
  • Veep (HBO)
2 awards
  • Cheers (NBC)
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
  • Frasier (NBC)
  • The Golden Girls (NBC)
  • Modern Family (ABC)
  • Murphy Brown (CBS)
  • Sex and the City (HBO)
  • Sports Night (ABC)

Programs with multiple nominationsEdit

Individuals with multiple awardsEdit

4 awards
3 awards
2 awards

Individuals with multiple nominationsEdit

Total awards by networkEdit

  • NBC – 16
  • CBS – 13
  • HBO – 9
  • ABC – 8
  • Amazon Studios – 1
  • Fox – 1

ReferencesEdit

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