Richard Belzer set as host

The Directors Guild of America has set Richard Belzer as host along with seven presenters for the eighth DGA Honors event.

Belzer will serve as the event’s master of ceremonies at the event — to be held Thursday at the DGA Theater — for the fourth time following gigs in 2002, 2003 and 2008.

Meryl Streep will present to director-writer-producer Nora Ephron. The duo teamed on “Julie and Julia.”

Helen Mirren and DGA first VP Paris Barclay will present to U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT);

DGA prexy Taylor Hackford and DGA national executive director Jay D. Roth will present to Matthew Loeb, international president of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical & Stage Employees.

DGA national VP Steven Soderbergh will present to HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins; and Martin Scorsese will present a posthumous special directorial award for lifetime achievement to pioneering filmmaker Alice Guy-Blache.

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