Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Feature Film


  • Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Peter Farrelly – “Green Book” (Universal Pictures)
  • Spike Lee – “BlacKkKlansman” (Focus Features)
  • Adam McKay – “Vice” (Annapurna Pictures)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Feature Film

“Eighth Grade”

  • Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Carlos López Estrada – “Blindspotting” (Summit Entertainment)
  • Matthew Heineman – “A Private War” (Aviron Pictures)
  • Boots Riley – “Sorry To Bother You” (Annapurna Pictures)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

“Three Identical Strangers”
(Neon and CNN Films)

  • Morgan Neville – “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (Focus Features)
  • RaMell Ross – “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” (Idiom Film and Louverture Film)
  • Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin – “Free Solo” (National Geographic Documentary Films)
  • Betsy West & Julie Cohen – “RBG” (Magnolia Pictures)


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

Episode: “Celebration”

  • Jason Bateman – “Ozark” – Episode: “Reparations” (Netflix)
  • Lesli Linka Glatter – “Homeland” – Episode: “Paean To The People” (Showtime)
  • Chris Long – “The Americans” – Episode: “START” (FX)
  • Daina Reid – “The Handmaid’s Tale” – Episode: “Holly” (Hulu)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series

Episode: “Chapter One: Make Your Mark”

  • Donald Glover – “Atlanta” – Episode: “FUBU” (FX)
  • Hiro Murai – “Atlanta” – Episode: “Teddy Perkins” (FX)
  • Daniel Palladino – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – Episode: “We’re Going To The Catskills!” (Prime Video)
  • Amy Sherman-Palladino – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – Episode: “All Alone” (Prime Video)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series

“Escape at Dannemora”

  • Cary Joji Fukunaga – “Maniac” (Netflix)
  • David Leveaux & Alex Rudzinski – “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” (NBC)
  • Barry Levinson – “Paterno” (HBO)
  • Jean-Marc Vallée – “Sharp Objects” (HBO)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

“Saturday Night Live”
Episode: “Adam Driver; Kanye West”

  • Paul G. Casey – “Real Time with Bill Maher” – Episode: “1633” (HBO)
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, Nathan Fielder, Daniel Gray Longino, & Dan Mazer – “Who Is America?” – Episode: “102” (Showtime)
  • Jim Hoskinson – “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – Episode “#480” (CBS)
  • Paul Pennolino – “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” – Episode: “502 – Italian Election” (HBO)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

“The 60th Grammy Awards”

  • Tim Mancinelli & Glenn Clements – “The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2018” (CBS)
  • Beth McCarthy-Miller – “Bill Maher: Live from Oklahoma” (HBO)
  • Marcus Raboy – “Steve Martin & Martin Short” – “An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life” (Netflix)
  • Glenn Weiss – “The 72nd Annual Tony Awards” (CBS)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs

“The Final Table”
Episode: “Japan”

  • Neil P. DeGroot – “Better Late Than Never” – Episode: “How Do You Say Roots in German?” (NBC)
  • Eytan Keller – “Iron Chef Gauntlet” – Episode “201” (Food Network)
  • Patrick McManus – “American Ninja Warrior” – Episode: “Miami City Qualifiers” (NBC)
  • Bertram van Munster – “The Amazing Race” – Episode: “It’s Just a Million Dollars, No Pressure” (CBS)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs

“Sesame Street”
Episode: “When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special”

  • Allan Arkush – “A Series of Unfortunate Events” – Episode: “Hostile Hospital: Part 1” (Netflix)
  • Greg Mottola – “The Dangerous Book for Boys” – Episode: “How To Walk On The Moon” (Amazon)
  • Barry Sonnenfeld – “A Series of Unfortunate Events” – Episode: “The Vile Village: Part 1” (Netflix)
  • Bo Welch – “A Series of Unfortunate Events” – Episode: “The Ersatz Elevator: Part 1” (Netflix)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commericals

“Welcome Home” – Apple Homepod (TBWA \ Media Arts Lab)

  • Steve Ayson (MJZ) – “Getting Ready” – Dollar Shave Club (client direct) & “The Dance” – Speight’s (DDB)
  • Fredrik Bond (MJZ) – “Harmony” – Virgin TV (BBH), “Take Them All On” – BT Sport (AMV & BBDO), & “The Big Win” – Confused.com (Karmarama)
  • Martin de Thurah (Epoch Films) – “Final Breath” – Audi RS 5 Coupe (Venables, Bell & Partners), “Mama Said Knock You Out” – Chase (Droga), & “Space Station” – Macy’s (BBDO)
  • David Shane (O Positive) – “An Alien Abroad” – Babbel (Wieden + Kennedy London) & “Daughter and Mother” – Alzheimer’s PSA (BBDO)


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