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Directors Guild announce winners

Well the Directors have announced who they think are the best for the year in their part of film and television making, and the Best Director is no surprise at all, going to Joel and Ethan Coen, a prize I think is well deserved.

I can't really comment on the rest having not seen them, so I'll leave that up to you.

DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
"No Country for Old Men"

DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES FOR TELEVISION
Yves Simoneau
"Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"

DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMATIC SERIES NIGHT
Alan Taylor
"Mad Men" -- "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Pilot)"

DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY SERIES
Barry Sonnenfeld
"Pushing Daisies" – "Pie-lette"

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSICAL VARIETY
Glenn P. Weiss
"The 61st Annual Tony Awards"

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN REALITY PROGRAMS
Bertram Van Munster
"The Amazing Race" (Episode No. 1110)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DAYTIME SERIALS
Larry Carpenter
"One Life to Live" -- "Episode No. 9947"

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Paul Hoen
"Jump In"

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMMERCIALS
Nicolai Fuglsig
Tipping Point, Guinness - BBDO
It's Magic, JC Penney - Saachi & Saachi NY

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DOCUMENTARY
Asger Leth
"Ghosts of Cite Soleil"

2008 DGA SERVICE AND CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS
Jay D. Roth -- DGA Honorary Life Membership Award
Given in Recognition of Service to the Directors Guild of America and Outstanding Creative Achievement.

Liz Ryan -- Frank Capra Achievement Award
For an Assistant Director or Unit Production Manager in Recognition of Career Achievement in the Industry and Service to the Directors Guild of America.

Barbara J. Roche -- Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award
For an Associate Director or Stage Manager in Recognition of Career Achievement in the Industry and Service to the Directors Guild of America.

The list comes from The Hollywood Reporter.





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