'Birdman' Soars At 2015 DGA Awards

After taking top prizes at the PGA and SAG ceremonies last month, Birdman also picked up the big award at the DGA Awards this weekend. Alejandro González Iñárritu now looks to be the frontrunner in that race at this year's Oscars, over Boyhood's Richard Linklater.

In other news, it was a good year for female directors, with Laura Poitras (Citizenfour), Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland), Jill Soloway (Transparent), and Lisa Cholodenko (Olive Kitteridge) among the victors. Read the full list of 2015 DGA Awards winners after the jump.

FEATURE FILMAlejandro González IñárrituBirdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Mr. Iñárritu's Directorial Team:

Unit Production Managers: James W. Skotchdopole, Robert Graf

First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn

Second Assistant Director: Amy Lauritsen

Second Second Assistant Director: Catherine Feeny

Location Manager: Joaquin Prange

DOCUMENTARYLaura PoitrasCitizenfour


Praxis Films

Participant Media

HBO Documentary Films

Bertha Foundation | BRITDOC Circle | Channel 4

Norddeutscher Rundfunk NDR

Bayerischer Rundfunk BR

Deutscher Filmförderfonds

DRAMATIC SERIESLesli Linka GlatterHomeland, "From A to B and Back Again"


Ms. Glatter's Directorial Team:

Unit Production Managers: Angela Phillips, Michael Klick

First Assistant Director: Nick Heckstall Smith

Second Assistant Director: Wendy Bledsoe

COMEDY SERIESJill SolowayTransparent, "Best New Girl"

(Amazon Prime)

Ms. Soloway's Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Victor Hsu

First Assistant Director: Bill Purple

Second Assistant Director: Allan Monteiro Fortes



Ms. Cholodenko's Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: David Coatsworth

First Assistant Director: Jesse Nye

Second Assistant Director: Mark Constance

Second Second Assistant Director: Elizabeth MacSwan


The 68th Annual Tony Awards


Mr. Weiss's Directorial Team:

Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Robin Abrams, Stefani Cohen, Ricky Kirshner

Stage Managers: Garry Hood, Phyllis Digilio-Kent, Peter Epstein, Andrew Feigin, Lynn Finkel, Doug Fogel, Jeffry Gitter, Arthur Lewis, Jeffrey M. Markowitz, Joey Meade, Seth Mellman, Cyndi Owgang, Jeff Pearl, Annette Powlis, Elise Reaves, Lauren Class Schneider

VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMINGDave DiomediThe Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, "Episode #1?


Mr. Diomedi's Directorial Team:

Associate Director: Maureen Smith

Stage Managers: Nicka Tolmasoff, Mike Kilkenny

REALITY PROGRAMSAnthony B. SaccoThe Chair, "The Test"


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMSJonathan Judge100 Things To Do Before High School, "Pilot"


Mr. Judge's Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Debra Spidell

First Assistant Director: Julian Petrillo

Second Assistant Director: Katey Wheelhouse

Second Second Assistant Director: Ceci Mak

COMMERCIALSNicolai Fuglsig


Sapeurs, Guinness AMV BBDO

First Assistant Director: Bob Wilkins

Waiting, FEMA Deutsch NY

First Assistant Director: Bob Wagner

Second Assistant Director: Rafa Sanz