Judd Apatow Returns to Host 2024 DGA Awards (Exclusive)

Judd Apatow will return to host the 2024 Directors Guild of America Awards, the organization announced on Friday.

This will be Apatow’s fifth time hosting the annual awards show, which will take place this year on Feb. 10 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, California. The filmmaker hosted in 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2023.

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“It’s an honor to be hosting the DGA Awards for the 5th time,” said Apatow. “Just three more times and I’ll be eligible for health insurance.”

It was also announced that Beth McCarthy-Miller will return as awards chair this year.

“I’m honored to return as awards chair and to be a part of such a stellar night that highlights the amazing work my colleagues have done this year,” McCarthy-Miller said in a statement. “I’m thrilled that Judd will return as our host, keeping our ceremony grounded in connection, camaraderie, and, comedy.”

Apatow has directed, produced and written many of Hollywood’s biggest comedy films and TV shows of the last two decades. His directing, producing and writing film credits include The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Pineapple Express, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Bridesmaids, This Is 40, Trainwreck, The King of Staten Island, Bros and his recent Netflix film, The Bubble. For television, his past projects include Freaks and Geeks, Funny or Die Presents, Girls, Love and Crashing.

McCarthy-Miller began her career at MTV, directing such shows as MTV Unplugged, The Ben Stiller Show and the MTV Video Music Awards. She went on to direct Saturday Night Live for 11 seasons, and has directed various episodes of shows like Modern Family, The Good Place, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn 99 and 30 Rock. She earned a DGA Award in 2018 for her work on Veep.

This year’s nominees in the film categories include Greta Gerwig (Barbie), Yorgos Lanthimos (Poor Things), Christopher Nolan (Oppenheimer), Alexander Payne (The Holdovers) and Martin Scorsese (Killers of the Flower Moon). In the first-time director category, Cord Jefferson (American Fiction), Manuela Martelli (Chile ’76), Noora Niasari (Shayda), A.V. Rockwell (A Thousand and One) and Celine Song (Past Lives) received nominations.

On the TV, documentary and commercial side, Succession led the noms, taking four spots in the drama series category, with The Last of Us also receiving a nod. In the comedy category, Ted Lasso and The Bear each got two nominations and Barry was nominated once. In the limited series space, Lessons in Chemistry got three nods, with All The Light We Cannot See and Daisy Jones & The Six rounding out the category.

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