DGA Awards: Judd Apatow to Host, Don Mischer Appointed Chair

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The awards ceremony is set to take place Feb. 3 at the Beverly Hilton.

Judd Apatow is ready to step into his hosting shoes, as he is officially set to emcee the 70th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards.

Producer and director Don Mischer also was named awards chair for the upcoming event.

“We are thrilled to welcome Judd as our host," DGA president Thomas Schlamme said Tuesday in a statement. "Beyond his impact as a multi-hyphenate force in our industry, Judd’s comedic chops, social consciousness and lifelong love of film and television underlie his unique ability to entertain with heart — whether behind the scenes or in front of a live audience.”

Of Mischer, Schlamme said, “When it comes to expertise in live events, specials and awards, nothing compares to the great Don Mischer. To our guild’s fortune, Don has graciously agreed to add awards chair to his growing list of service and contributions to our guild.”

Mega-producer Apatow, co-executive producer on HBO's Crashing, also co-produced Netflix’s Love, with the series' third and final season set to premiere in March. His Netflix special The Return, which marked the comedian’s comeback to the stand-up stage after decades away, debuted in December. 

Mischer has won 15 Emmy Awards, 10 DGA Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, a Peabody Award and received the 2012 Norman Lear Achievement Award in television. He has also produced and directed several Super Bowl halftime shows that starred The Rolling Stones, Prince, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty.

The DGA Awards ceremony is set to take place Feb. 3 at the Beverly Hilton.