Television once again proved that it’s a female-friendlier medium than film via the 2015 DGA Awards, where women directors took home the three major small-screen categories.
Lesli Linka Glatter won the best drama award and Jill Soloway the best comedy award for Showtime’s “Homeland” and Amazon’s “Transparent,” respectively. Lisa Cholodenko was recognized in the best TV movie/miniseries category for HBO’s “Olive Kitteridge.” Encouragingly, the directorial teams of all three winners included women assistant directors.
Laura Poitras continued her awards-season domination of the documentary field with a trophy for “Citizenfour.”
Steven Spielberg announced the launch of the First-Time Feature Film Director Award, which will be bestowed for the first time at next year’s ceremony.
Here are the female winners of the 2015 DGA Awards:
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMATIC SERIES
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY SERIES
Ms. Soloway’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: Victor Hsu; First Assistant Director: Bill Purple; Second Assistant Director: Allan Monteiro Fortes; Second Second Assistant Director: Anna Vogt
This is Ms. Soloway’s first DGA Award.
Ms. Cholodenko’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: David Coatsworth; First Assistant Director: Jesse Nye; Second Assistant Director: Mark Constance; Second Second Assistant Director: Elizabeth MacSwan
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DOCUMENTARY
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT & SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS