Thursday, January 14, 2016

Louis C.K., Kenny Ortega and Juan Cabral Among 2016 DGA Awards Nominees for Television, Commercials, And Documentary

Directors Guild of America (DGA) President Paris Barclay today announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials and Documentary for 2015. A few days ago, the DGA Awards for Feature Film were previously announced, where Alejandro González Iñárritu (Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film) and Fernando Coimbra (Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director) picked up nods.

Latinos nominated for DGA Awards this year include Louis C.K. (Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series) for the "Sleepover" episode of the FX series "Louie";  Kenny Ortega (Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Series) for the Disney Channel series "Descendants"; and Juan Cabral (Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials) for the IKEA commercial titled "Monkeys" and the Lurpak commercial titled  "Freestyle". Both of Cabral's commercials can be seen below. [Clockwise from top left: C.K., Ortega, Cabral.]

Other nominees this year include Angela Bassett, Mike Judge, Jill Soloway, Paul Haggis, Dee Rees, Amy Schumer, Sofia Coppola and Chris Rock. Winners will be announced at the 68th annual DGA Awards on Sunday, February 6, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel, with Jane Lynch serving as host. For more information, click here or here.

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