Damien Chazelle Wins Best Director at the DGA Awards for ‘La La Land’

The 69th annual Directors Guild of America Awards took place Saturday night in Los Angeles. It’s probably no surprise that La La Land continues to soar with a major win in “Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film” for Damien Chazelle . The director beat the filmmakers behind Arrival, Lion, Manchester by the Sea, and Moonlight. The win is another indication of who might take home the Oscar for “Best Director” at the 89th Academy Awards, which takes place on February 26, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. All but seven of the DGA “Best Director” winners have had repeat success at the Oscars. Here’s the complete list of DGA winners.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series: Miguel Sapochnik, Game of Thrones, “The Battle of the Bastards”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series: Steven Zaillian, The Night Of, “The Beach”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs: Rupert Thompson, American Grit, “The Final – Over the Falls”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Feature Film: Garth Davis, Lion

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series: Becky Martin, Veep, “Inauguration”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials: Derek Cianfrance

Frank Capra Award: Marie Cantin

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports: Glenn Weiss, The 70th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs: Tina Mabry, An American Girl Story: Melody 1963: Love Has to Win