'Euphoria' helmer Sam Levinson bags outstanding directorial honor for drama series at 75th DGA Awards
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Too much is already in HBO's 'Euphoria' fans system as the director of their favorite TV series bested at the 75th Directors Guild of America Awards. As we already know 'Euphoria' has been applauded for its major plot twist and unexpected ending this season. However, in case you didn't know, HBO's teen drama series is actually based on the Israeli miniseries of the same name created by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin. It boasts a huge ensemble cast of young actors, including Zendaya (who has already won an Emmy for her performance) and up-and-coming actors like Hunter Schafer, Angus Cloud, 'The Kissing Booth' star Jacob Elordi, and Alexia Demie.
Regardless, as we mentioned earlier the 75th Directors Guild of America Awards is honoring outstanding directorial achievement in feature films, documentaries, television, and commercials of 2022. Furthermore, Judd Apatow is hosting the ceremony again this year after hosting the ceremonies in 2018, 2020, and 2022.
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Sam Levinson picked up the prize for Drama Series
'Euphoria' helmer Sam Levinson won for Drama Series at the 75th Directors Guild of America Awards, according to IndieWire. 'Euphoria' follows teenagers in the fictional town of East Highland, California, who seek hope while balancing the strains of love, loss, and addiction.
"Euphoria" helmer Sam Levinson wins for Drama Series at the #DGAAwards https://t.co/uw7LGcsfQK pic.twitter.com/b6KoYi4LIA— IndieWire (@IndieWire) February 19, 2023
Topics such as child abuse, drug abuse, toxic relationships, toxic positivity, hookup culture, social media, and mental illness are explored. The series adds thrill with other subplots that revolve around codependency, infidelity, relapsing, repressed homosexuality, sobriety, human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, toxic masculinity, drug dealing, dating violence, and grief.
Other winners at the 75th DGA Awards
Apart from Levinson, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, directors of 'Everything Everywhere All at Once', beat out Steven Spielberg for the top prize. Bill Hader was recognized for his work on 'Barry' in the Comedy Series category. The winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series for 2022 is Helen Shaver for 'Station Eleven, 'Who's There?''