Alfonso Cuaron wins Directors Guild award for ‘Roma’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Roma" director Alfonso Cuaron has won the top honor from the Directors Guild of America and solidified his spot as the Oscar front-runner.
Cuaron won out over Spike Lee for "BlacKkKlansman," Bradley Cooper for "A Star Is Born," Peter Farrelly for "Green Book" and Adam McKay for "Vice" at the 71st DGA Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles.
Since 1948, there has been only seven times that the DGA winner did not take the Academy Award for directing.
Cuaron, Cooper, Lee among Directors Guild nominees
NEW YORK (AP) — Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuaron and Spike Lee are among the nominees for the Directors Guild of America award for outstanding directorial achievement.
The DGA announced its five nominees Tuesday in one of the most closely watched guild awards leading up to next month's Academy Awards. Cuaron is nominated for his personal black-and-white drama "Roma," Cooper for his "A Star Is Born" remake and Lee for his white supremacist tale "BlacKkKlansman."
‘RBG,’ ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ get directors guild noms
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Popular documentaries about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Fred Rogers have each snagged another key nomination from the Directors Guild of America.
The DGA announced its five documentary selections Monday including "RBG," ''Won't You Be My Neighbor?" as well as the climbing documentary "Free Solo," ''Three Identical Strangers," about triplets who meet as adults, and "Hale County This Morning, This Evening."
Study: Women make TV directing job gains, minorities lag
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More women are being hired to direct TV episodes, but the numbers remain stagnant for directors of color, according to an industry guild study.
Women directed a record 25 percent of episodic television in the 2017-18 season, an increase of 4 percent from the previous season, according to the Directors Guild of America study released Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A new study by the Directors Guild of America finds that despite high-profile releases like "Get Out" and "Wonder Woman," film directors remained overwhelmingly white and male among the movies released last year.
The DGA examined all 651 feature films released theatrically in 2017. It found that among those films to make at least $250,000 at the box office, 12 percent of directors were women and 10 percent were people of color.
The Latest: Guillermo del Toro wins top directing award
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the 70th annual Directors Guild Awards (all times local):
Guillermo del Toro has won the feature film award from the Directors Guild of America for "The Shape of Water."
The Directors Guild Awards held Saturday night at a ceremony in Beverly Hills are a reliable predictor of who will go on to win the directing Oscar.
DGA Awards: Jordan Peele earns two nominations, Spielberg left out
The Directors Guild of America announced its nominees Thursday, naming Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Jordan Peele (“Get Out”), Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”), Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk”) and Martin McDonagh (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) as its five nominees for feature film.
Notably, guild voters left out Steven Spielberg for “The Post.” Spielberg is a DGA favorite, having won three times and picked up 11 nominations — both records.
Greta Gerwig, Jordan Peele among Directors Guild nominees
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele are among the five directors who have been recognized for outstanding directorial achievement by the Directors Guild of America. The Guild announced its feature film nominees Thursday, including Gerwig for the coming-of age film "Lady Bird" and Peele for his horror sensation "Get Out," which also earned him a first-time director nod.
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Harvey Weinstein resigns from Directors Guild of America
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is no longer a member of the Directors Guild of America.
A DGA representative said Weinstein resigned his membership effective Monday.
Study: Women and minority TV directors make modest gains
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women and minority television directors made modest gains last season, but the majority of television episodes are still directed by white men, the Directors Guild of America found in a study released Tuesday.
The guild's study states that 62 percent of nearly 4,500 television episodes reviewed during the 2016-2017 season were directed by white men. When adding in white female directors, 78 percent of the television episodes reviewed were helmed by white directors.
Directors guild files disciplinary charges against Weinstein
NEW YORK (AP) — The Directors Guild of America announced Saturday it has filed disciplinary charges against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
The group said it filed the charges on Oct. 13.
Weinstein has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in the weeks since The New York Times and The New Yorker published exposes alleging decades of sexual misconduct by Weinstein.
Study: More women, minorities being hired as TV directors
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hiring of ethnic minorities and women as first-time TV series directors is up sharply, according to a Directors Guild of America study released Wednesday.
They're part of record growth and diversity in the "pipeline" of incoming directors, the study of the 2016-17 TV season found. The percentage of minority first-time episodic series directors has more than doubled since the 2009-10 season, while the percentage of female first-time directors has nearly tripled.
Chazelle wins DGA top honor for ‘La La Land’
Film meets politics at DGA Awards
‘La La Land’ continues dance to the Oscars with DGA win
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle waltzed off with the top honor at the Directors Guild of America Awards, Saturday. It's the latest stop on the ebullient musical's journey to the Oscars, but it wasn't all song and dance at the annual awards ceremony in Beverly Hills. The evening also took on a more somber, urgent note as many directors and presenters also grappled with President Donald Trump's refugee and immigration ban.
Guild study: Hiring of women, minority TV directors lags
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The expanding world of TV series is creating more opportunities for female and minority directors, but they remain a fraction of those hired, a Hollywood guild report said Monday.
Women directed 17 percent and minorities 19 percent of the more than 4,000 episodes produced last season for broadcast, cable and high-budget streaming series, the Directors Guild of America said in its annual survey.
For both groups, that represents a 1 percent increase over the year before.
Study: Hiring of women, minority TV directors lags
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hiring of minorities and women for stepping-stone TV directing jobs is lagging, according to a Directors Guild of America study.
The study released Wednesday focuses on "first break" jobs the guild called critical in increasing diversity in the ranks of episodic TV directors.