Aisha Tyler Set to Host 2019 Directors Guild Awards

In a year when the Academy Awards had some embarrassing issues naming their official host for the 2019 Oscars ceremony, it seems like other awards shows are picking up the slack with their announcements.

AUSTIN, TX – MARCH 11: Aisha Tyler speaks onstage during Ready Player One LIVE at SXSW, Powered by Twitch and IMDb on March 11, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for IMDb)

We had Sandra Oh host the Golden Globe Awards (along with Andy Samberg), Alicia Keys is hosting the Grammys, Megan Mullally is hosting the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards, and as it was announced yesterday, Aisha Tyler will be hosting the Directors Guild Awards.

Tyler is no stranger to hosting duties; she’s got numerous panels during San Diego Comic-Con under her belt, as well as events for South By Southwest and multiple other events.

DGA President Thomas Schlamme said of the announcement:

“We’re excited to have Aisha on board for the 71st Annual DGA Awards. She is ideally suited to host our special evening celebrating filmmaking.”

The 71st Annual Directors Guild Awards are set to happen on Saturday, February 2nd at Hollywood & Highland Center’s Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



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