Chloe Zhao Makes Historic Win With Top DGA Award

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Nomadland director Chloe Zhao padded her Oscar credentials Saturday evening with but a different honor — the Administrators Guild of The usa award for characteristic movie.

She becomes just the second female to gain the DGA’s top rated prize, subsequent Kathryn Bigelow, who gained for 2008’s The Hurt Locker. Bigelow went on to earn the Oscar for Best Director that yr.

Zhao has by now received Golden World and Critics Option awards for her operate on Nomadland, and profitable the DGA Award would almost cement an Academy Awards victory at the conclusion of the thirty day period.

Considering the fact that 1948, there have only been 8 instances that the winner of the DGA award for characteristic film directing has not long gone on to get the Oscar for ideal director. The most current time was very last year, when Sam Mendes won the DGA Award for 1917, but the Oscar went to Bong Joon Ho for Parasite.

On the modest display screen, Lesli Linka Glatter took house the prize for Homeland in the extraordinary class, whilst Susanna Fogel won for The Flight Attendant.

The DGA Awards have been introduced in a virtual ceremony.

Right here is a total list of winners:

Function Movie

  • Chloe Zhao, Nomadland – Winner
  • Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
  • Emerald Fennell, Promising Younger Lady
  • David Fincher, Mank
  • Aaron Sorkin, The Demo of the Chicago 7

1st-Time Characteristic Movie

  • Darius Marder, Seem of Metallic


  • Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw, The Truffle Hunters

Remarkable Series

  • Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland

Comedy Series

  • Susanna Fogel, The Flight Attendant

Videos for Television and Minimal Sequence

  • Scott Frank, The Queen’s Gambit

Vartiety/Chat/Information/Sports — Consistently Scheduled Programming

  • Don Roy King, Saturday Night Stay

Variety/Chat/Information/Sports — Specials

  • Thomas Schlamme, A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote

Truth Applications

  • Joseph Guidry, Full Bloom

Children’s Applications

  • Amy Schatz, We Are the Desire: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest


  • Melina Matsoukas: You Enjoy Me, Beats by Dr. Dre