The DGA Award traditionally been a near perfect barometer for the Best Director Academy Award. Only six times since the DGA Award's inception has the DGA Award winner not won the Academy Award; in 1968 (Carol Reed won the Oscar for directing Oliver!); 1972 (Bob Fosse won the Oscar for directing Cabaret); 1985 (Sydney Pollack won the Oscar for directing Out of Africa); 1995 (Mel Gibson won for directing Braveheart); 2000 (Steven Soderbergh won the Oscar for directing Traffic); and 2002 (Roman Polanski won the Oscar for directing The Pianist).
The complete list of film winners below:
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
James Marsh, "Project Nim"
Best Dramatic Series Director:
Patty Jenkins, "The Killing"
Best Comedy Series Director:
Robert B. Weide, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Best Variety Show Director:
Glenn Weiss, "The 64th Annual Tony Awards"
Best Reality Show Director:
Neil P. Degroot, "Biggest Loser"
Best Commercial Director:
Best Daytime Television Director:
William Luel, "General Hospital"
Best Children's Television Director:
Amy Schatz, "A Child's Garden of Poetry"
Best Miniseries/Television Movie Director:
John Cassar, "The Kennedys"