68th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards, LA


When: Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hot Spot: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Deets: The Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced the schedule of key dates for the 68th Annual DGA Awards, which will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, and will be chaired by DGA President Paris Barclay. Actor Jane Lynch will return as host for the third year in a row.

At the 68th Annual DGA Awards, the inaugural award for a brand new category, First-Time Feature Film Director, will be presented. Introduced by Steven Spielberg in a surprise announcement during last year’s ceremony, the new award will recognize the outstanding directorial achievement of a first-time feature film director. Details and eligibility criteria will be announced in September.

Feature Film and First-Time Feature Film nominees will be announced on January 12, 2016 and Television, Commercial, and Documentary nominees will be announced on January 13, 2016.

DGA members will be able to vote online between December 2, 2015 – January 11, 2016 for Feature Film Nominations; between December 14, 2015 – January 11, 2016 for Television Nominations in five categories; and between January 12, 2016 – February 5, 2016 for the Feature Film Award. All voting will continue to take place online. The DGA will also continue to allow Feature Film screeners to be distributed to members for Awards consideration. The complete schedule of key dates is included below. 

As previously announced, BMW is returning for the third year as the Exclusive Automotive Sponsor of the 68th Annual DGA Awards.

Who You May Spot: Last year's attendees included Jane Lynch, Wes Anderson, Clint Eastwood, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Richard Linklater, Morten Tyldum, Dan Attias, Jodie Foster, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Lesli Linka Glatter, Alex Graves, Louis C.K., Mike Judge, Gail Mancuso, Jill Soloway, Rob Ashford, Glenn Weiss, Lisa Cholodenko, Uli Edel, Ryan Murphy, Michael Wilson, Paul G. Casey, Dave Diomedi, Jim Hoskinson, Don Roy King, Chuck O'Neil

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