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Alfonso Cuaron Wins Best Director at DGA Awards (FULL WINNERS LIST)

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! January 26, 2014 at 1:58AM

Historically speaking, whoever wins the 2014 Directors Guild of America Award for Best Director becomes the likely winner at the Academy Awards. This year, "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuaron won the feature film prize at the DGAs and should start getting ready to say hello to Oscar. A live-blog of the winners below, plus the full list after the jump.
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Jehane Noujaim

Feature Film:

  • WINNER: Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity")
  • Paul Greengrass ("Captain Phillips")
  • Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave")
  • David O. Russell ("American Hustle")
  • Martin Scorsese ("The Wolf of Wall Street")

Documentary Feature:

  • Zachary Heinzerling ("Cutie and the Boxer")
  • WINNER: Jehane Noujaim ("The Square")
  • Joshua Oppenheimer ("The Act of Killing")
  • Sarah Polley ("Stories We Tell")
  • Lucy Walker ("The Crash Reel")

Comedy Series:

  • Mark Cendrowski, "The Big Bang Theory" (for the episode "The Hofstadter Insufficiency")
  • Bryan Cranston, "Modern Family" (for the episode "The Old Man & the Tree)
  • Gail Mancuso, "Modern Family" (for the episode "My Hero")
  • WINNER: Beth McCarthy-Miller, "30 Rock" (for the episode "Hogcock/Last Lunch")
  • Anthony Rich, "The Big Bang Theory" (for the episode "The Love Spell Potential")

Reality Programs:

  • Matthew Bartley, "The Biggest Loser"
  • WINNER: Neil P. DeGroot, "72 Hours"
  • Paul Starkman, "Top Chef"
  • J. Rupert Thompson, "The Hero"
  • Bertram van Munster, "The Amazing Race"

Variety/Talk/News/Sports -- Specials:

  • Louis C.K., "Louis C.K.: Oh My God"
  • Joel Gallen, "2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony"
  • Louis J. Horvitz, "The 55th Annual Grammy Awards"
  • Don Mischer, "The 85th Annual Academy Awards"
  • WINNER: Glenn Weiss, "The 67th Annual Tony Awards"

Children's Programs:

  • Stephen Herek, "Jinxed"
  • Jeffrey Hornaday, "Teen Beach Movie"
  • Jonathan Judge, "Swindle"
  • WINNER: Amy Schatz, "An Apology to Elephants"
  • Adam Weissman, "A.N.T. Farm"


  • Dave Diomedi, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"
  • Andy Fisher, "Jimmy Kimmel Live"
  • Jim Hoskinson, "The Colbert Report"
  • WINNER: Don Roy King, "SNL"
  • Chuck O'Neil, "The Daily Show"

Movie for TV and Miniseries:

  • Stephen Frears, "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight"
  • David Mamet, "Phil Spector"
  • Beth McCarthy-Miller & Rob Ashford ("The Sound of Music Live!")
  • Nelson McCormick, "Killing Kennedy"
  • WINNER: Steven Soderbergh, "Behind the Candelabra"

Dramatic Series:

  • Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" (for the episode "Blood Money")
  • David Fincher, "House of Cards" (for the episode "Chapter 1")
  • WINNER: Vince Gilligan, "Breaking Bad" (for the episode "Felina")
  • Lesli Linka Glatter, "Homeland" (for the episode "The Star")
  • David Nutter, "Game of Thrones" (for the episode "The Rain of Castamere")


  • Fredrik Bond, "Voyage" for Heineken and "From the Future" for Johnny Walker
  • John X. Carey, "Real Beauty Sketches" for Dove
  • WINNER: Martin de Thurah, "The Man Who Couldn't Slow Down" for Hennessy and "Human Race" for Acura
  • Matthijs van Heijningen, "Perfect Day" for Playstation and "48" for Verizon"
  • Noam Murro, "Basketball" for Guinness and "Kids" for DIRECTV and "Mask" for VW

Franklin J Schaffner Achievement Award: Vincent DeDario (presented by Keith Jackson)

Robert B. Aldrich Award for Service: Steven Soderbergh

Frank Capra Achievement Award: Lee Blaine

Diversity Award: Shonda Rhimes & Betsy Beers

This article is related to: Directors Guild Awards, Directors Guild, Awards, Awards Season Roundup, Academy Awards, Steve McQueen, Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, The Act of Killing , Dirty Wars, Joshua Oppenheimer, Sarah Polley, Lucy Walker, Stories We Tell, The Crash Reel, Paul Greengrass, David O. Russell, Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.