|Directors Guild of America Award|
Logo Medallion of the Directors Guild of America Award
|Awarded for||Film direction|
The Directors Guild of America Awards are issued annually by the Directors Guild of America. The first DGA Award was an "Honorary Life Member" award issued in 1938 to D. W. Griffith. The statues are made by New York firm, Society Awards.
Winners – Motion Picture
Lifetime Achievement Award
(formerly the D. W. Griffith Lifetime Achievement Award)
Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film
- † – Director won the Academy Award.
- ‡ – Director did not win the Academy Award.
- § – Director was not nominated for Academy Award that year.
- ** - Film also won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
- ¿ – Originally, the DGA used a non-calendar year for its award. Both films competed in the 22nd Academy Awards for 1949, and both directors were nominated for Best Director; Mankiewicz won. All the King's Men won Best Picture; Rossen's DGA was not awarded until after the Oscars. (Beginning with the 1951 award in 1952, the DGA has been always awarded before the Oscars.)
Outstanding Achievement in Documentary
Outstanding Achievement in First-Time Feature Film