50th Directors Guild of America Awards

The 50th Directors Guild of America Awards, honoring the outstanding directorial achievements in films, documentary and television in 1997, were presented on March 7, 1998 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza and the Windows on the World.[1][2][3] The nominees in the feature film category were announced on January 26, 1998[4][5][6] and the other nominations were announced starting on February 3, 1998.[7][8][9][10]

50th Directors Guild of America Awards
DateMarch 7, 1998
LocationHyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, California
Windows on the World, New York City
CountryUnited States
Presented byDirectors Guild of America
Highlights
Best Director Feature Film:TitanicJames Cameron
Best Director Documentary:Riding the Rails – Michael Uys and Lexy Lovell

Winners and nominees

Film

Feature Film

James CameronTitanic

Documentaries

Michael Uys and Lexy Lovell – Riding the Rails

Television

Drama Series

Barbara KoppleHomicide: Life on the Street for "The Documentary"

Comedy Series

Andy AckermanSeinfeld for "The Betrayal"

Miniseries or TV Film

John HerzfeldDon King: Only in America

Musical Variety

Louis J. HorvitzKennedy Center Honors

Daytime Serials

Scott McKinseyGeneral Hospital for "Episode #8883"

Children's Programs

Brian RobbinsNickelodeon's Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal for "First Time"

Commercials

Commercials

Bruce Dowad – Isuzu's "Giant", Mercedes-Benz' "Don't Fence Me In", and Coca-Cola's "World Dance"

D.W. Griffith Award

Lifetime Achievement in Sports Direction

  • Craig Janoff

Lifetime Achievement in News Direction

  • Robert E. Vitarelli

Frank Capra Achievement Award

  • Bob Jeffords

Robert B. Aldrich Service Award

Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award

  • C.J. Rapp Pittman

Presidents Award

References

  1. ^ Hernandez, Eugene (March 9, 1998). "DGA Awards Presented; Cameron Named Feature Winner, Uys & Lovell Take Doc Prize". IndieWire. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Wallace, Amy (March 8, 1998). "Cameron Gets DGA Film Award". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "DGA Announces Winners of 1997 Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards and Recipients of 1998 Lifetime Achievement Awards". Directors Guild of America. March 7, 1998. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  4. ^ Jones, Mike (January 26, 1998). "Nods for DGA Award Announced". IndieWire. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  5. ^ Errico, Marcus (January 26, 1998). ""Titanic" vs. "L.A." for DGA Prize". E! News. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  6. ^ Welkos, Robert (January 27, 1998). "Direction Is Set on DGA Nods". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  7. ^ Madigan, Nick (February 3, 1998). "Half-dozen tyros dot DGA's tube nom list". Variety. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "DGA Announces 1997 Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials". Directors Guild of America. February 5, 1998. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  9. ^ "DGA Announces 1997 Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in TV Categories of Daytime Serials and Children's Programs". Directors Guild of America. February 9, 1998. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  10. ^ Rabinowitz, Mark (February 18, 1998). "DGA Announces Doc Nominees". IndieWire. Retrieved March 3, 2018.

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