The Directors Guild of America has announced the nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2022, as well as Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Theatrical Feature Film Director.
“The work recognized this year represents the amazing power of film in the hands of these gifted directors to tell deeply moving stories that profoundly affect us all. The recognition by one’s peers in our highly collaborative creative process shows the heart and soul at the core of these films and we congratulate all five nominees for their powerful stories, brilliantly told,” DGA President Lesli Linka Glatter said in a statement.
The winners in both categories will be announced at the 75th Annual DGA Awards, which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
The nominees for OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM FOR 2022 are (in alphabetical order):
TODD FIELD – TÁR (Focus Features)
Mr. Field’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Nigel Wooll
First Assistant Director: Sebastian FahrBrix
JOSEPH KOSINSKI – Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Pictures)
Mr. Kosinski’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: LeeAnn Stonebreaker, Tommy Harper
First Assistant Director: Scott Robertson
Second Assistant Directors: Andrew Stahl, Robert E. Kay
Second Second Assistant Director: Spencer Taylor
DANIEL KWAN & DANIEL SCHEINERT – Everything Everywhere All at Once (A24)
Daniels’ Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Allison Rose Carter
First Assistant Director: Rodney Smith
Second Assistant Director: John Nasraway
Second Second Assistant Director: Ken C. Wu
MARTIN MCDONAGH – The Banshees of Inisherin (Searchlight Pictures)
Mr. McDonagh’s Directorial Team:
First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn
STEVEN SPIELBERG – The Fabelmans (Universal Pictures)
Mr. Spielberg’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Carla Raij
First Assistant Director: Josh McLaglen
Second Assistant Director: Heather WagnerWang
Second Second Assistant Director: David Stickler
In addition, Glatter revealed the first-time feature filmmakers who were nominated for a DGA Award on Wednesday.
“The confidence and vision in these skillfully crafted films by first-time directors is truly inspiring. The range of storytelling shown by these talented filmmakers ensures the future of cinema is in good hands as we recognize the artistic achievement of this exciting group of nominees. I can’t wait to see what’s next from them in the years to come,” said Glatter.
The nominees for OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT OF A FIRST-TIME THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR FOR 2022 are (in alphabetical order):
ALICE DIOP – Saint Omer (Neon)
AUDREY DIWAN – Happening (IFC Films)
JOHN PATTON FORD – Emily the Criminal (Roadside Attractions)
ANTONETA ALAMAT KUSIJANOVIC – Murina (Kino Lorber)
CHARLOTTE WELLS – Aftersun (A24)