DGA Awards 2019: Alfonso Cuarón, Bo Burnham, and Bill Hader Triumph

Also nominated were Bradley Cooper, Peter Farrelly, Spike Lee, and Adam McKay.
DGA Awards 2019: Alfonso Cuarón Wins for Roma
Alfonso Cuarón on the set of "Roma"
Photo by Carlos Somonte

Alfonso Cuarón has triumphed at the Directors Guild of America Awards, making the “Roma” auteur the official frontrunner as we near the Academy Awards in just a few weeks. There’s significant overlap between the two voting groups, and the DGA winner tends to be similarly awarded by the Academy — their selections have diverged only seven times since 1949. Cuarón previously won the award for “Gravity,” for which he also won the Oscar.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Feature Film


Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”

Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma” (winner)

Peter Farrelly, “Green Book”

Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”

Adam McKay, “Vice”


David Kellman, Eddy Galland and Bobby Shafran appear in <i>Three Identical Stangers</i> by Tim Wardle, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute. All photos are copyrighted and may be used by press only for the purpose of news or editorial coverage of Sundance Institute programs. Photos must be accompanied by a credit to the photographer and/or 'Courtesy of Sundance Institute.' Unauthorized use, alteration, reproduction or sale of logos and/or photos is strictly prohibited.
“Three Identical Strangers”

Morgan Neville, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

RaMell Ross, “Hale County This Morning, This Evening”

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, “Free Solo”

Tim Wardle, “Three Identical Strangers”

Betsy West and Julie Cohen, “RBG”

First-Time Feature Film

Bo Burnham and Elsie Fisher shooting "Eighth Grade
Bo Burnham and Elsie Fisher shooting “Eighth Grade”Julieta Cervantes

Bo Burnham, “Eighth Grade” (winner)

Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”

Carlos López Estrada, “Blindspotting”

Matthew Heineman, “A Private War”

Boots Riley, “Sorry to Bother You”

Drama Series

Jason Bateman — “Ozark” for “Reparations”

Lesli Linka Glatter — “Homeland” for “Paean to the People”

Chris Long — “The Americans” for “START”

Adam McKay — “Succession” for “Celebration” (winner)

Daina Reid — “The Handmaid’s Tale” for “Holly”

Comedy Series

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Bill Hader in “Barry”HBO/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock

Donald Glover — “Atlanta” for “FUBU”

Bill Hader — “Barry” for “Chapter One: Make Your Mark” (winner)

Hiro Murai — “Atlanta” for “Teddy Perkins”

Daniel Palladino — “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” for “We’re Going to the Catskills!”

Amy Sherman-Palladino — “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” for “All Alone”

Movies for Television and Limited Series

“Escape from Dannemora”Showtime

Cary Joji Fukunaga, “Maniac”

David Leveaux and Alex Rudzinski, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”

Barry Levinson, “Paterno”

Ben Stiller, “Escape at Dannemora” (winner)

Jean-Marc Vallée, “Sharp Objects”

Variety/Talk/News/Sports — Regularly Scheduled Programming

Kyle Mooney Adam Driver Saturday Night Live Fish Dreams
Kyle Mooney and Adam Driver in the cut “Saturday Night Live” sketch “Fish Dreams”Screencapped from YouTube, courtesy of NBC

Paul G. Casey, “Real Time with Bill Maher” for “#1633”

Sacha Baron Cohen, Nathan Fielder, Daniel Gray Longino, and Dan Mazer, “Who Is America?” for “Episode 102”

Jim Hoskinson, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” for “#480”

Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live” for “Host Adam Driver/Musical Guest Kanye West” (winner)

Paul Pennolino, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” for “Italian Election”

Variety/Talk/News/Sports — Specials

Louis J. Horvitz, the 60th Annual Grammy Awards (winner)

Tim Mancinelli and Glenn Clements, “The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2018”

Beth McCarthy-Miller, “Bill Maher: Live from Oklahoma”

Marcus Raboy, “Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life”

Glenn Weiss, the 72nd Annual Tony Awards

Reality Programs

Neil P. DeGroot, “Better Late Than Never” for “How Do You Say Roots in German?”

Eytan Keller, “Iron Chef Gauntlet” for “Episode 201”

Patrick McManus, “American Ninja Warrior” for “Miami City Qualifiers”

Russell Norman, “The Final Table” for “Japan” (winner)

Bertram van Munster, “The Amazing Race” for “It’s Just a Million Dollars, No Pressure”

Children’s Programs

Allan Arkush, “A Series of Unfortunate Events” for “The Hostile Hospital: Part 1”

Jack Jameson, “When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special” (winner)

Greg Mottola, “The Dangerous Book for Boys” for “How to Walk on the Moon”

Barry Sonnenfeld, “A Series of Unfortunate Events” for “The Vile Village: Part 1”

Bo Welch, “A Series of Unfortunate Events” for “The Ersatz Elevator: Part 1”

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