76th Annual DGA Awards Entry Forms - Dramatic Series

The DGA Awards celebrates outstanding directorial achievement and we welcome your entry. Here are the Awards guidelines and entry form for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series. You must agree to these rules at the bottom of the page in order to go to the Entry Form.

Entry Criteria:
  1. Director Eligibility:
    • Entries must be directed by a DGA member under a DGA Agreement. A Director may enter one program in this category.

    • Entries are accepted only from the Director of the program. An entry found to be submitted without the Director’s knowledge will be immediately disqualified.

  2. Eligibility:
    • Only Dramatic Series that have originally aired on television or on streaming services during the period of January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023 are eligible.

    • Entries must be an episode of a series.

    • Programs exhibited theatrically prior to television or streaming are not eligible. DGA-covered programs produced specifically for streaming services are eligible. Programs that are only broadcast locally are not eligible.

  3. Length:
    • Entries must have a minimum broadcast format length of approximately one half hour.

  4. Credit:
    • The Director must have exercised all traditional directorial functions in connection with original photography and received an on-screen "Directed By" credit.

  5. Entry Requirements:
    • The Director must submit a completed DGA Awards entry form. A confirmation e-mail will be sent upon receipt of the entry form.

    • Directors must have a Deal Memorandum on file with the DGA for the project being submitted.

    • The episode must be entered in the same category as the corresponding series' most recent filing for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Primetime Emmy Awards. In the event that a new series is entered that has not previously filed a category classification with A.T.A.S., the DGA will ask the producers of the new series for the category they intend to file with A.T.A.S.

Entry Deadline:
  • All entries must be received in the Awards office by 6:00 p.m. PT on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2023. No entries will be accepted after the deadline

Judging Process:
  • Dramatic Series entries will be placed on a nomination ballot that will be available to the DGA membership for voting online, starting Friday, December 15, 2023. The five entries that receive the highest number of votes will be announced as the 2023 DGA Dramatic Series Nominees on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

  • Nominees will be required to immediately provide a secure password protected HD link of the nominated project with the following specifications: QuickTime Movie in Apple ProRes, 1920 x 1080. These five will then be viewed by a Director-Member Blue Ribbon Panel that will, by secret ballot, select the winner of the 2023 DGA Dramatic Series Award. The winner will be announced at the 76th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, February 10, 2023.

Should you have any questions, please contact Brandon Goco in the DGA Awards Office at Awards@dga.org or (310) 289-2038.


For questions about eligibility or Awards process:

DGA Awards Office
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