Graduation film at the DGA 2022
Alumni Andrij Parekh and Mark Kamine are nominated for the 74th DGA Awards, where Professor Spike Lee is honored with the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Motion Picture Direction.
Andrij Parekh and Mark Kamine are both nominated in the series categories. Parekh is nominated for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series for “What it Takes,” the sixth episode of Succession Season 3. Parekh previously won an Emmy, in 2018, for his work on the first season of the hit HBO show. Kamine is nominated for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for The White Lotus episode “Mysterious Monkeys”. Kamine served as unit production manager on the episode.
During the ceremony, Professor Spike Lee will receive the highest honor: the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Motion Picture Direction.
“Icon. Pioneer. Visionary. Spike Lee changed the face of cinema, and there is no single word that sums up his importance to the craft of director,” said DGA Chairman Lesli Linka Glatter. Since its first Do what it takes, BlacKkKlansman, and everything in between – right down to his signature “double dolly” plane, Spike is an innovator on so many levels. Her bold and passionate storytelling over the past three decades has masterfully entertained, as she held a stark mirror to our society and culture. And if he is no stranger to huge commercial successes, he is also the beating heart of independent cinema. Although countless filmmakers call Spike their mentor and inspiration, he continues to dedicate his time to teaching future generations how to leave their mark. We are delighted to present Spike with the DGA’s highest honor.
The award ceremony will take place on Saturday March 12, 2022.
See the full list of nominations here.