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. The nominees in the feature film category were announced on January 26, 1998 and the other nominations were announced starting on February 3, 1998.
|50th Directors Guild of America Awards|
|Date||March 7, 1998|
|Location||Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, California |
Windows on the World, New York City
|Presented by||Directors Guild of America|
|Best Director Feature Film:||Titanic – James Cameron|
|Best Director Documentary:||Riding the Rails – Michael Uys and Lexy Lovell|
Michael Uys and Lexy Lovell – Riding the Rails
Barbara Kopple – Homicide: Life on the Street for "The Documentary"
|Miniseries or TV Film|
John Herzfeld – Don King: Only in America
Brian Robbins – Nickelodeon's Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal for "First Time"
Wonderland is an American documentary film produced and directed by John O'Hagan that was released in 1997. It is a satirical account of Levittown, New York and its residents.