Directors Guild Awards 2022: Jane Campion scoops top prize for 'The Power of the Dog'

The awards are an important bellwether for the Oscars

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The Directors Guild Awards are known as an important forerunner to the Oscars in awards season, particularly for best director, which this year has been taken by Jane Campion for The Power of the Dog.

Since the Theatrical Feature Film award was introduced in 1949, there have only been seven occasions when its winner has differed from the Oscars victor for directing.

Last year, Nomadland's Chloe Zhao took the DGA's top prize and then went on to win the Best Director Oscar.

The 74th annual DGA Awards were handed out on Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, US, and the event was hosted by Judd Apatow.

See the full list of winners is below and photos of the event above.

Campion's DGA triumph further solidifies her as the best director front-runner in the Academy Awards, which will take place on March 27.

Maggie Gyllenhaal took the First-Time Feature Film Director award for The Lost Daughter, which recently won big at the Independent Spirit Awards.

The Documentary award went to Stanley Nelson for Showtime's Attica, while Mark Mylod won in the Dramatic Series category for Succession episode All the Bells Say.

For TV Movie or Limited Series, Barry Jenkins got the gong for Amazon's The Underground Railroad. Lucia Aniello took Comedy Series for Hacks episode There Is No Line.

The full list of winners at the 74th Directors Guild Awards:

Theatrical Feature Film

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog (Netflix)

Dramatic series

Mark Mylod, Succession, All the Bells Say (HBO)

Movies for Television and Limited Series

Barry Jenkins, The Underground Railroad (Amazon)

Comedy Series

Lucia Aniello, Hacks, There Is No Line (HBO Max)


Bradford Young (Serial Pictures x Somesuch) Super. Human., Channel 4 Paralympics – 4Creative

First Assistant Director: Jez Oakley

First-time Feature Film Director

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter (Netflix)

Variety/Talk/News/Sports - Regularly Scheduled Programming

Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live, Keegan-Michael Key; Olivia Rodrigo (NBC)

Variety/Talk/News/Sports - Specials

Paul Dugdale, Adele: One Night Only (CBS)


Stanley Nelson, Attica (Showtime)

Reality Programmes

Adam Vetri, Getaway Driver, Electric Shock (Discovery Channel)

Vetri’s Directorial Team: First Assistant Director: John Esposito Second Assistant Director: Eric Pai

Children's Programmes

Smriti Mundhra, Through Our Eyes, Shelter (HBO Max)

Updated: May 09, 2023, 12:50 PM