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DGA Awards 2023: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert Win Big for ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’

The 75th Directors Guild Awards were held on Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The awards, handed out annually by the Directors Guild of America, celebrated the best of films, shows, documentaries, and commercials of the last year.

Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan bagged the top prize for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for Everything Everywhere All at Once, beating the likes of Steven Spielberg, Joseph Kosinski, Martin McDonagh, and Todd Field.

The ceremony was hosted by Judd Apatow, who returned as the host for the fourth time. DGA’s president Lesli Linka Glatter opened the night with a special welcome speech. Read on to the list of award winners.

Directors Guild of America Awards 2023 Winners

Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Theatrical Feature Film:

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (A24)

Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Allison Rose Carter

First Assistant Director: Rodney Smith

Second Assistant Director: John Nasraway

Second Second Assistant Director: Ken C. Wu

Outstanding Directorial Achievement Of A First-Time Theatrical Feature Film Director:

Charlotte Wells, Aftersun (A24)

Dramatic Series:

Sam Levinson, Euphoria, “Stand Still Like the Hummingbird” (HBO)

Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Will Greenfield

First Assistant Directors: Valerie Johnson, Sally Brunski

Second Assistant Directors: Cindy King, Colin Duffy

Second Second Assistant Directors: James Chestnut

Additional Second Assistant Director: Aaron Rose Leone

Comedy Series:

Bill Hader, Barry, “710N” (HBO)

Mr. Hader’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Aida Rodgers

First Assistant Director: Gavin Kleintop

Second Assistant Director: Erin Stern Linares

Second Second Assistant Directors: Yarden Levo, Chalis Romero

Movies For Television And Limited Series:

Helen Shaver, Station Eleven, “Who’s There?” (HBO Max)

Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: David Nicksay

First Assistant Director: Jennifer Wilkinson

Second Assistant Director: Anna Vogt

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials:

Glenn Weiss, The 75th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)

Directorial Team:

Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Robin Abrams, Susan Kopensky, Ricky Kirshner

Stage Managers: Garry Hood, Bennymar Almonte, Phyllis Digilio, Peter Epstein, Andrew Feigin, Jason Pacella, Jeffrey Pearl, Doug Fogel, Jeffry Gitter, Lauren Class Schneider, Eddie Valk, Tyler Goldman, Arthur Lewis, Kevin Lishawa, Julie LoRusso, Seth Mellman, Annette Powlis

Variety/Talk/News/Sports: Regularly Scheduled Programming:

Liz Patrick, “Saturday Night Live: Host and Musical Guest Jack Harlow” (NBC)

Directorial Team:

Associate Directors: Michael Mancini, Michael Poole, Laura Ouziel‑Mack

Stage Managers: Gena Rositano, Chris Kelly, Eddie Valk

Children’s Programs:

Anne Renton, “Best Foot Forward: Halloween” (Apple TV+)

Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Lance W. Lanfear

First Assistant Director: Nandi Bowe

Second Assistant Director: Susie Balaban

Second Second Assistant Director: Tim Neven

Reality Programs:

BEN SIMMS, “Running Wild with Bear Grylls: Florence Pugh in the Volcanic Rainforests of Costa Rica” (National Geographic Channel)

Directorial Team:

Associate Director: Sara Brown


Kim Gehrig (Somesuch, Inc.)

Accessibility, Apple ‑ Apple (Direct)

First Assistant Directors: Michael Estrella

Second Assistant Director: Brian Steffen

Second Second Assistant Director: Shauna Frontera

Run Baby Run, iPhone ‑ Apple (Direct)

First Assistant Director: Matias Nilsson

Second Assistant Director: Carl Jackson

Second Second Assistant Director: Michael Paulson


Sara Dosa, “Fire of Love” (National Geographic Channel)

Congratulations to all the winners! For more news and updates, keep watching this space.

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