DGA Awards: ‘Past Lives’ and ‘The Last of Us’ Triumph

February 14, 2024 Feb. 14, 2024

This past weekend, the 76th Annual DGA Awards winners were revealed during a ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. Renowned filmmaker Judd Apatow served as the event’s host.

Among the noteworthy recipients was Director Celine Song, who triumphed in the First-Time Theatrical Feature Film category for her exceptional work on Past Lives, a film graded by Senior Colorist Tom Poole. Additionally, Peter Hoar received the prestigious award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series for his direction of The Last of Us, specifically the compelling episode “Long, Long Time,” which Senior Colorist Stephen Nakamura graded.

Congratulations to all the talented filmmakers on their well-deserved recognition.

For a complete list of the award winners, check out here.




Past Lives

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Theatrical Feature Film – Celine Strong

  • Color | Tom Poole
  • Finishing Artist | Josh Perault
  • Color Production | Zac Gobetz, Gregory Caligiuri
  • Director | Celine Song
  • DP | Shabier Kirchner
  • Editor | Keith Fraase
  • Production Design | Grace Yun


The Last of Us: “Long, Long Time”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series – Peter Hoar

  • Color | Stephen Nakamura
  • Finishing Artist | Heydar Adel 
  • Color Production | Giovanni DiGiorgio, Alexis French, Trent Anderson
  • Directors | Craig Mazin, Neil Druckman, Peter Hoar, Jeremy Webb, Jasmila Žbanic, Liza Johnson, Ali Abbasi 
  • DPs | Ksenia Sereda, Eben Bolter BSC, Christine A. Maier BVK AAC, Nadim Carlsen DFF
  • Editors | Timothy A. Good ACE, Mark Hartzell ACE, Emily Mendez, Cindy Mollo ACE, Joel T. Pashby 
  • Production Design | John Paino