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Ben Affleck wins the DGA Award for Argo

After tasting Golden Globe, PGA and SAG Award success, Ben Affleck's acclaimed CIA thriller Argo has now sealed its status as the front-runner for Best Picture at this month's Oscars, with the Director's Guild of America honouring Affleck with the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Films at the 65th annual DGA Awards, which took place last night at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

Typically, the winner of the DGA Award goes on to collect the Oscar for Best Director, but with Affleck losing out on an Academy Award nomination to Michael Haneke (Amour), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) and David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), the two awards will differ for only the seventh time in history, and the first since 2002 when Roman Polanski won the Oscar for The Pianist after Rob Marshall had
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Ben Affleck wins Directors Guild Award for 'Argo'

Ben Affleck wins Directors Guild Award for 'Argo'
Some people can win for losing.

Ben Affleck claimed the Directors Guild of America Award for Argo on Saturday in Hollywood’s latest thumb-in-the-eye to the small group of filmmakers in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who failed to nominate him for an Oscar.

“I worked really, really hard to become the best director I could be, by putting in as hours as I can, and banging my head against a wall, berating myself, lying to myself about whether it’s going to work,” Affleck told the crowd, never mentioning the snub. “Basically, I got to a
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DGA Awards TV noms include Lena Dunham, Louis C.K, and Bryan Cranston

DGA Awards TV noms include Lena Dunham, Louis C.K, and Bryan Cranston
Today, the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees for TV and commercials. Some of the shows involved are predictable (Homeland, Mad Men, Louie, Girls), while others aren’t (check out that Reality category!). The list:

Dramatic Series:

Michael Cuesta, Showtime’s Homeland, “The Choice”

Jennifer Getzinger, AMC’s Mad Men, “A Little Kiss

Lesli Linka Glatter, Showtime’s Homeland, “Q&A”

Rian Johnson, AMC’s Breaking Bad, “Fifty-One”

Greg Mottola, HBO’s The Newsroom, “We Just Decided To”

Comedy Series:

Louis C.K., FX’s Louie, “New Year’s Eve”

Mark Cendrowski, CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, “The Date Night Variable”

Bryan Cranston,
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Michel Hazanavicius Wins 2012 DGA Award for "The Artist!" Check Complete List of Winners!

Michel Hazanavicius was the big winner at the 64th annual Directors Guild of America Awards. The director of the fantastic black-and-white silent film "The Artist" took home the award for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film category. Jon Cassar of "The Kennedys" received the 2012 DGA Award for the category of Movies for Television and Mini-Series.

Hosted by Kelsey Grammer, the DGA also honored Ed Sherin with the 2012 Honorary Life Member Award, Katy Garretson with the 2012 Frank Capra Achievement Award, and Dennis Mazzocco with the 2012 Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award.

It is now safe to bet that Hazanavicius will win the Best Director Award Oscar!

Here's the complete list of winners and nominees of the 2012 Directors Guild of America Awards (to check winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, visit our Awards Avenue coverage right here)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Feature Film

*Winner Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

David Fincher,
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DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2011

HollywoodNews.com:Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2011.

?The caliber of work being done on television these days is incredible, and our director nominees in each category are an indispensable element to the success of every project — establishing and enhancing the vision and tone, eliciting outstanding performances and furthering the narrative arc through their creative choices,? said Hackford. ?That they are able to create excellence regardless of obstacles like tighter schedules and in an environment in which audiences have more entertainment options to choose from — is a true testament to the importance of directorial skill in television.?

The winners will be announced at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.

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Movies For Television And Mini-series

The nominees for the Directors Guild
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Thom Christopher's "Hawk" Is Soaring, The Wls Interview Part Two

In Part One of our interview with Emmy-winning Thom Christopher, the beloved soap legend discussed his cult following as "Hawk" from the sci-fi NBC series Buck Rogers In The 25Th Century, as well as how this theater trained thespian found his way to daytime television. In Part Two below, we discuss his commitment to helping others with HIV/AIDS, his chemistry with Tonja Walker on One Life To Live, as well as Carlo's "homoerotic" desire for Cristian (David Fumero) on One Life.

We Love Soaps TV: Aside from your acting you have been involved on the Board of Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.

Thom Christopher: Please tell folks this isn’t over. It’s an organization that truly is a shield between the enemy AIDS and humanity. Tom Viola and everyone in that office kills themselves working so hard. It is an extraordinary organization. It’s mission is magnificent.
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Daytime Emmy Technical Nominations

Here are the Daytime Emmy nominations in the technical categories.

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design For A Drama Series All My Children ABC Production Designer James Jones Art Director Bryan Langer Set Decorator Kay Dee Lavorin The Bold and the Beautiful CBS Production Designer Jack Forrestel Art Directors Fabrice Kenwood Charlotte Garnell Scheide Set Decorator Elsa Zamparelli General Hospital ABC Production Designer Chip Dox Art Director Daniel Proett Set Decorators Jennifer Elliott Andrew Evashchen One Life To Live ABC Production Designer Roger Mooney Art Directors Ruth Wells John Kenny Martin Fahrer The Young and the Restless CBS Production Designer William Hultstrom Art Director David Hoffmann Set Decorators Joe Bevacqua Andrea Joel Fred Cooper

Outstanding Achievement for a Casting DirectorFor A Drama Series All My Children ABC Casting Director Judy Wilson General Hospital ABC Casting Director Mark Teschner One Life To Live ABC Casting Director Julie Madison
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Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards including the Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team.

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team 

The Bold And The Beautiful - CBS                 Directors                        Cynthia J. Popp                         Michael Stich                         Deveney Kelly                         Jennifer Howard                  Associate Directors                        Steven A. Wacker                         Clyde Kaplan                         Catherine Sedwick                  Stage Managers                        Douglas Hayden                         Laura Yale                  Production Associate                        Lori Staffier 

General Hospital - ABC                 Directors                        William Ludel                         Scott McKinsey                         Owen Renfroe                         Phideaux Xavier                  Associate Directors                        Pete Fillmore                         Dave Macleod                         Denise Van Cleave                         Penny Pengra                         Christine Magarian                         Rc Cates                  Stage Managers                        Crystal Craft                         Craig McManus                  Production Associates                        Christine Cooper                         Andrea Compton 

One Life To Live - ABC                 Directors                        Zetna Fuentes                         Gary Donatelli                         Larry Carpenter                         Jill Mitwell                         Frank Valentini                         Mary Ryan                         Danielle Faraldo                         Bruce Cooperman                  Associate Directors                        Tracy Casper Lang                         Michael Sweeney                         Teresa Cicala                         Anthony Wilkinson                    Paul Glass                   Daniel Krausz                 Stage Managers                        Keith Greer
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Tom Hooper Dominates The DGA Awards

The SAG Awards wasn't the only big show that was taking place during this previous weekend. The annual DGA Awards took place this past Saturday, filled with a some-what unlikely win from Tom Hooper. "The King's Speech" director went home with the coveted Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film award. Only a few times has the recipient of this award gone on to loose the Best Director Oscar, which means this guy certainly has a great shot of taking a golden boy home next month. Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film Tom Hooper - "The King's Speech" (The Weinstein Company) Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Television or Mini-Series Mick Jackson - "Temple Grandin" (HBO) Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Documentary Charles Ferguson - "Inside Job" (Representational Pictures/Sony Pictures Classics) Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series Martin Scorsese - "Boardwalk Empire" ("Boardwalk Empire") Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a
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Larry Carpenter, Martin Scorsese Win DGA Awards

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2010 were announced Saturday night during the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.

Martin Scorsese won in the Dramatic Series category for Boardwalk Empire. Larry Carpenter won for the third time in the Daytime Serials category for One Life To Live.

Click here for a complete list of winners.
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63rd Annual DGA Award Winners!

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2010 were announced tonight during the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Tom Hooper won the DGA's Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for The King's Speech.

Following the welcome by DGA President Taylor Hackford to an audience of more than 1,600 guests, director/actor Carl Reiner hosted the ceremony.

Here is the full list of winners below:

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2010:

Tom Hooper, The King's Speech (The Weinstein Co.)

Tom Hooper's Directorial Team:Production Manager: Erica BenslyFirst Assistant Director: Martin HarrisonSecond Assistant Director: Chris Stoaling

This is Mr. Hooper's first DGA Feature Film Award Nomination. He was previously nominated for the DGA Award for Movies for Television/Miniseries for John Adams in 2008.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2010:

Charles Ferguson, Inside Job Representational Pictures,
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Directors Guild Awards Announced

The closer we get to the Oscars, the more likely The Social Network may just lose out to the King’s Speech. The Director’s Guild has selected The King’s Speech’s director Tom Hooper as the winner of Outstanding Directorial Achievement this year.

Since 1948, the Academy and the DGA have only disagreed on Best Director six times.

Hit the jump for the full list of winners

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2010:

Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Co.)

Mr. Hooper’s Directorial Team:

Production Manager: Erica Bensly First Assistant Director: Martin Harrison Second Assistant Director: Chris Stoaling

This is Hooper’s first DGA Feature Film Award Nomination. He was previously nominated for the DGA Award for Movies for Television/Miniseries for John Adams in 2008.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series for 2010:

Mick Jackson, Temple Grandin (HBO)

Mr. Jackson’s
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2011 DGA Awards Winners List

"The King's Speech" continues to reign supreme over awards season - filmmaker Tom Hooper was honored with the top prize at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) awards on Saturday, January 29. Hooper was presented with the outstanding directorial achievement by his peers for his story of stuttering British monarch King George VI.

The DGA prizegiving is thought to be the best indicator for the Oscars, with all but six recipients going on to pick up the Best Director honor at the Academy Awards since 1948. Accepting the accolade, Hooper paid tribute to his mother, who sparked his interest in the king. He told the audience, "She came home and she rang me up and she said, 'I think I found your next movie'. The moral of the story is, listen to your mother."

Hooper beat out competition from "The Social Network"'s David Fincher, Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), Christopher Nolan (Inception
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'The King's Speech' wins Directors Guild Award

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Tom Hooper of "The King's Speech" has been named the best film director of 2010 by his peers.

Hooper won the Directors Guild of America Award for best feature-film director at the awards Saturday night (Jan. 29), beating out Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan"), Christopher Nolan ("Inception"), David O. Russell ("The Fighter") and David Fincher ("The Social Network"). And if history holds, Hooper may now be the front-runner to win the Academy Award for best director as well.

Only six times since the DGA began its awards in 1948 has the guild's winner not won the Oscar for best director that year; the last time was in 2002, when Roman Polanski ("The Pianist') beat out DGA winner Rob Marshall of "Chicago." Fincher, Russell, Aronofsky and "True Grit's" Joel and Ethan Coen are the other Oscar nominees for best director.

Other awards at Saturday's ceremony went to Martin Scorsese for the pilot of "Boardwalk Empire,
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Winners of the 63rd Annual DGA Awards

The Directors Guild of America presented the 63rd Annual DGA Awards on Saturday night, January 29, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The King’s Speech won a key award from Hollywood directors, four days after the British royals drama picked up a leading 12 Oscar nominations.

The film’s director, Tom Hooper, was named winner of the union’s prize for outstanding achievement in feature film at a ceremony in Hollywood, beating competition that included another Oscar favorite, The Social Network director David Fincher. The Directors Guild of America contest also included Christopher Nolan for Inception, Darren Aronofsky for Black Swan and David O. Russell for The Fighter. The second of two movies on thing mentioned also received Oscar nominations, along with Joel and Ethan Coen for True Grit, who were unnoticed by the DGA.

And the six times in 62 years has the winner of the DGA prize not gone
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Tom Hooper wins the DGA Award for The King's Speech

The Director's Guild of America announced the recipients of their awards last night, with English filmmaker Tom Hooper taking home the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for his work on the acclaimed period drama The King's Speech.

It was believed that The Social Network's David Fincher was a strong favourite to receive the accolade, particularly after his success at the Golden Globes earlier this month, while Hooper also fended off competition from fellow nominees Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), Christopher Nolan (Inception) and David O. Russell (The Fighter).

It is very rare that the winner of the DGA's top prize doesn't go on to claim the Best Director gong at the Academy Awards (in fact, it's only happened on six occasions to date), and Hooper must now be considered favourite to collect the Oscar. The King's Speech received the most nominations with twelve including Best Picture,
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DGA Honors ‘The King’s Speech’ Director Tom Hooper as Best Director of 2010

DGA Honors ‘The King’s Speech’ Director Tom Hooper as Best Director of 2010
The Directors Guild of America announced its award winners for achievement in 2010 last night, and the big winner was Tom Hooper, director of The King's Speech. That, in conjunction with the film's victory [1] at the Producers Guild awards, puts the movie as the odds-on favorite to win the Best Picture Oscar, and makes Mr. Hooper a likely win for Best Director as well. The DGA and Academy have gone different ways for Best Director only six times in the past six decades, and I'm not certain this year will make it seven. In Contention [2] points to the difference at the 2003 Oscars, where the relatively young Rob Marshall won the DGA award for Chicago over directors like Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski. But the Academy went with Roman Polanski as Best Director for The Pianist, even as Chicago won Best Picture. So will a more experienced director like Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russell
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Directors Guild Awards Winners Announced

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More awards for The King's Speech!  This film is unstoppable. The Directors Guild of American handed out its awards Saturday night (Jan, 29).  The awards were given out at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

The King's Speech director Tom Hooper took home the top prize for his work.  

Could this be a glimpse into what will happen later next month at the Academy Awards?

Check out the full list of winners after the jump.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2010:

Tom Hooper, The King's Speech (The Weinstein Co.)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2010:

Charles Ferguson, Inside Job

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series for 2010:

Mick Jackson, Temple Grandin (HBO)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for 2010:

Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire, "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2010:

Michael Spiller, Modern Family, "Halloween" (ABC)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
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Oscars: And the winner is… “The King’s Speech”

By Roger Friedman

HollywoodNews.com: The Directors Guild of America has given its Best Director award to Tom Hooper for “The King’s Speech.” It’s a total upset over David Fincher and “The Social Network.” Other awards were: for Best Documentary to Charles Ferguson for “Inside Job.” “Modern Family” won for Best comedy series. “Boardwalk Empire” and Martin Scorsese won Best TV drama. “Temple Grandin” got Best Mini Series or TV Movie with director Mick Jackson.

Hooper and “The King’s Speech” are now poised to take everything at the Academy Awards. Add this to their Producer’s Guild award. Yowza.

And this was quite a night anyway. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and spoofed himself with guest host Jesse Eisenberg, who plays him in “The Social Network.”

At Sundance, Drake Doremus’s “Like Crazy” won the jury prize for Best Dramatic film. “How to
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Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech” Wins DGA Awards

HollywoodNews.com: The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2010 were announced tonight during the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Tom Hooper won the DGA’s Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for The King’s Speech.

Following the welcome by DGA President Taylor Hackford to an audience of more than 1,600 guests, director/actor Carl Reiner hosted the ceremony.

Presenters included (in alphabetical order): Amy Adams (The Fighter); DGA 75th Anniversary Chair Michael Apted; DGA First Vice President Paris Barclay; 75th Anniversary Co-Chair and 2009 DGA Feature Film Award winner Kathryn Bigelow; Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire); 75th Anniversary Co-Chair James Cameron; Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech); DGA Secretary/Treasurer Gil Cates; 75th Anniversary Co-Chair Francis Ford Coppola; Claire Danes (Temple Grandin); Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception); 75th Anniversary Co-Chair Clint Eastwood; Colin Firth (The King
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