The DGA hosted its 69th annual awards ceremony on February 4, 2017, highlighting the year's best directors in film, television, and commercials. The major winner of the evening was Damien Chazelle, who was the recipient of the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film for La La Land. Garth Davis won the award in the First-Time Feature Film category for Lion, while Miguel Sapochnik took home the award in the category of Dramatic Series for his work on a Game of Thrones episode.
Other directors recognized for their work included Ezra Edelman, who directed O.J.: Made in America, and Ridley Scott, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Feature Film. The ceremony was hosted by Jane Lynch and featured award presenters such as Amy Adams, Ryan Gosling, Christopher Nolan, and Kerry Washington.