The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2012 were announced tonight during the 65th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Ben Affleck won the DGA's Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Argo.
Director/producer/actor Kelsey Grammer hosted the ceremony before an audience of more than 1,600 guests. Here is the full list of winners:
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials
- Alejandro González Iñárritu, (Anonymous Content)
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies For Television and Mini-Series
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials
- Jill Mitwell, One Life to Live, "Between Heaven and Hell" (ABC)
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs
- Paul Hoen, Let It Shine (Disney Channel)
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
- Malik Bendjelloul, Searching for Sugar Man, Sony Pictures Classics, Passion Pictures Production, Canfield Pictures & The Documentary Company, Red Box Films
Lifetime Achievement and Service Awards
The recipients of the Directors Guild of America Service and Achievement Awards for 2013 are:
DGA Lifetime Achievement Award
- Milos Forman - Given in recognition of distinguished achievement in Motion Picture Direction.
Robert B. Aldrich Service Award
- Michael Apted - Given in in recognition of extraordinary service to the Directors Guild of America and to its membership.
Lifetime Achievement in News Direction Award
- Eric Shapiro - Given in recognition of distinguished achievement in News Direction.
Frank Capra Achievement Award
- Susan Zwerman - Given to an Assistant Director or Unit Production Manager in recognition of their career and service to the industry and the DGA.
Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award
- Dency Nelson - Given to an Associate Director or Stage Manager in recognition of their service to the industry and DGA.