Guild Awards – DGA / PGA / WGA

Along with the BAFTAs, I’ve been on the fence the past few years whether to include the various guild awards but with the Golden Globes being on the outs with the awards discussion and BAFTA becoming more of a factor, I figured that it was time to loop in three important branches of the industry. These guilds not only have members voting within the Academy on the winners, but have put up the nominees in the categories they represent in the first place. It’s often telling who winds up winning at these ceremonies. As the nominees tend to be a smaller pool, I’m including them all here and will update the winners as the non-televised events take place.

Directors Guild of America (DGA) – 3/12/22

Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza
Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
Steven Spielberg – West Side Story
Denis Villeneuve – Dune

Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Lost Daughter
Rebecca Hall – Passing
Tatiana Huezo – Prayers for the Stolen
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Tick, Tick… Boom!
Michael Sarnoski – Pig
Emma Seligman – Shiva Baby

Jessica Kingdon – Ascension
Stanley Nelson – Attica
Raoul Peck – Exterminate All the Brutes
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson – Summer of Soul (… or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Elizabeth Chai Varsarhelyi & Jimmy Chin – The Rescue

Producers Guild of America (PGA) – 3/19/22

Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Being the Ricardos
Don’t Look Up
King Richard
Licorice Pizza
The Power of the Dog
Tick, Tick… Boom!
West Side Story

Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Raya and the Last Dragon
Sing 2

Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures
The First Wave
In the Same Breath
The Rescue
Simple as Water
Summer of Soul (… or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Writing With Fire

Writers Guild of America (WGA) – 3/20/22


Being the Ricardos, Written by Aaron Sorkin
Don’t Look Up, Screenplay by Adam McKay, Story by Adam McKay & David Sirota
The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun, Screenplay by Wes Anderson, Story by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola & Hugo Guinness & Jason Schwartzman
King Richard, Written by Zach Baylin
Licorice Pizza, Written by Paul Thomas Anderson


CODA, Screenplay by Siân Heder, Based on the Original Motion Picture La Famille Belier Directed by Eric Lartigau, Written by Victoria Bedos, Stanislas Carree de Malberg, Eric Lartigau and Thomas Bidegain;
Dune, Screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth, Based on the novel Dune Written by Frank Herber
Nightmare Alley, Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Kim Morgan, Based on the Novel by William Lindsay Gresham
tick…tick…BOOM!, Screenplay by Steven Levenson, Based on the play by Jonathan Larson
West Side Story, Screenplay by Tony Kushner, Based on the Stage Play, Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Play Conceived, Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins


Being Cousteau, Written by Mark Monroe & Pax Wassermann
Exposing Muybridge, Written by Marc Shaffer
Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres, Written by Suzanne Joe Kai