'La La Land', 'Lion' And 'Zootopia Rack Up More Awards From 2017 DGA, ASC And ASIFA Ceremonies

The Academy Awards are just three weeks away, but until then we're still hearing about various guilds handing out there awards honoring the films of 2016. Just last weekend the Producers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild handed out there awards, with La La Land and Hidden Figures taking home top honors in each ceremony. Now three more industry organizations have chimed in with their accolades.

The Directors Guild of America (DGA), the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and the International Animated Film Society (ASIFA) all handed out their awards this past weekend, and while La La Land landed another big award, Lion got some love too, along with Zootopia. Find out the 2017 DGA award winners along with the ASC and ASIFA award recipients after the jump.

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land

Directors Guild of America Awards (DGA)

First up, the Directors Guild Award is always a big one since it usually hints at which way Academy voters will end up leaning, so it should come as no surprise that Damien Chazelle won for La La Land. So while director Garth Davis and his film Lion didn't take the top award, they did land the first-time feature film award, so that's pretty great. Here's the complete 2017 DGA award winners list:

Feature FilmDamien Chazelle – La La Land (Lionsgate)First-Time FeatureGarth Davis – Lion (The Weinstein Company)Dramatic SeriesMiguel Sapochnik – Game of Thrones, "The Battle of the Bastards" (HBO)Comedy SeriesBecky Martin – Veep, "Inauguration" (HBO)Movie for Television and MiniseriesSteven Zaillian – The Night Of, "The Beach" (HBO)Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled ProgrammingDon Roy King – Saturday Night Live, "Host: Dave Chappelle" (NBC)Variety/Talk/News/Sports – SpecialsGlenn Weiss – The 70th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)DocumentaryEzra Edelman – O.J.: Made in America (ESPN Films)

You can check out the rest of the winnners, including commercials, reality programming and children's programming, over here.

Lion - Dev Patel

American Society of Cinemtographers Awards (ASC)

Next, the American Society of Cinematographers acknowledged the fine work done by directors of photography behind the camera, and this time La La Land didn't come out on top. Instead, Lion went away with the top prize for theatrical releases, and it'll be interesting to see if it upsets La La Land in this cateogry at the ACademy Awards. Game of Thrones also picked up another award, as did The Night Of and Mr. Robot. Here's the key winners from the ASC Awards (via Variety):

Theatrical ReleaseLion (Greig Fraser, ASC)Regular Series for Non-Commercial TelevisionGame of Thrones – "Battle of the Bastards" (Fabian Wagner)Regular Series for Commercial TelevisionMr. Robot – "eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc" (Tod Campbell)Movie, Miniseries, or Pilot for TelevisionThe Night Of – "Subtle Beast" (Igor Martinovic)Zootopia - Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde (1)

Annie Awards (ASIFA-Hollywood)

Finally, the Annie Awards, honoring the best in animation, were doled out this weekend. Here are some of the key awards that were handed out, with Zootopia getting plenty of love.

Best Animated FeatureZootopia

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Directing in an Animated Feature Production

Byron Howard, Rich Moore


Walt Disney Animation Studios

Best Animated Special ProductionPear Cider and Cigarettes

Massive Swerve Studios and Passion Pictures Animation

Best Animated Short SubjectPiper

Pixar Animation Studios

Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast ProductionBob's Burgers

Episode: Glued, Where's My Bob?

Bento Box Entertainment

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for ChildrenAdventure Time

Episode: Bad Jubies

Bix Pix Entertainment Cartoon Network Frederator Studios

Best Animated Feature-IndependentThe Red Turtle

Studio Ghibli, Wild Bunch, Why Not Productions

Animated Effects in an Animated Feature ProductionMoana

Marlon West, Erin V. Ramos, Blair Pierpont, Ian J. Coony, John M. Kosnik

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Animated Effects in a Live Action ProductionDoctor Strange, Mirror Dimension

Georg Kaltenbrunner, Michael Marcuzzi, Thomas Bevan, Andrew Graham, Jihyun Yoon

Marvel Studios

Character Animation in a Television/Broadcast Production

Mike Chaffe

Dreamworks Trollhunters

Episode: Becoming, Part 1

DreamWorks Animation Television

Character Animation in a Feature Production

Jan Maas

Kubo and the Two Strings


Character Animation in a Live Action Production

Andrew R. Jones, Peta Bayley, Gabriele Zucchelli, Benjamin Jones

The Jungle Book

Walt Disney Pictures

Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production (Tie)

Auli'i Cravalho as Moana in Moana (Walt Disney Animation Studios)


Jason Bateman as Nick Wilde in Zootopia (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production

Lizzie Molyneux, Wendy Molyneux

Bob's Burgers

Episode: The Hormone-iums

Bento Box Entertainment

Writing in an Animated Feature Production

Jared Bush, Phil Johnston


Walt Disney Animation Studios

Those are just some of the awards that we thought were interesting to point out. You can find the full list of Annie Award winners over here if you want to know more.


That does it for all the major guilds handing out awards for 2016. Now it's just a three week wait to see what Academy voters think are the best achievements in feature film from last year. We'll find out on February 26 on ABC.