DGA Awards Move to Hollywood & Highland

Ongoing labor dispute at a Century City hotel causes the Directors Guild to move to Hollywood

The Hollywood & Highland Center was built with awards shows in mind, and now the Hollywood complex has another one: the 2011 DGA Awards.

DGA logoThe Directors Guild of America announced on Wednesday that its upcoming awards show, which will take place on January 29, 2011, has been moved to the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The ballroom was built to host the Academy's Governors Ball, which takes place each year immediately after the Academy Awards are held in the center's nearby Kodak Theater.

The DGA had originally planned to hold its ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel, the traditional location for the show. The change was made, according to a DGA statement, because of "ongoing labor discussions between Hyatt Regency and the union representing hotel workers, UNITE HERE."

The Grand Ballroom recently served as the site of the Academy's Governors Awards.