Johan Renck, the director of HBO's Chernobyl TV miniseries, became the laureate of the DGA award. This was his first DGA Award nomination. The organization's website reported that.
Sam Mendez, the director of historical drama 1917 got the main prize for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film. The picture previously received Golden Globe award; besides, it is nominated for Oscar 2020.
Mendez's picture left behind Martin Scorcese's The Irish, Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino, as well as Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi and Parasite by Bong Joon-ho.
The British filmmaker previously won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for American Beauty in 1999.
Roger Dickins claimed the Best Director of Photography award the fifth time in a row.
Earlier, the international trailer of the movie of Iryna Tsilyk “The Earth Is Blue As an Orange” was published in the social networks.
The world premiere will take place on January 24, 2020, in the section of World Documentary Competition of the Sundance Film Festival. The movie of a Ukrainian film director for the first time will be presented in the program of Sundance festival, the biggest festival of independent cinema in the United States.