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Winners: The 71st Directors Guild of America Awards

Last night the DGA, the Directors Guild of America, handed out the awards during their 71st ceremony. Interesting fact: in all those years, only seven times has a director won top honors at the DGA’s and NOT gone on to win Best Director at the Academy Awards. Something to keep in mind when filling out your Oscar ballots at work, no? Anyways, the DGA recognizes achievements in many categories outside of film; however, for the purpose of this blog, I only included the film categories.

And the winners are…

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film

Alfonso Cuaron **WINNER
Roma (Netflix)

Bradley Cooper
A Star is Born (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Peter Farrelly
Green Book (Universal Pictures)

Spike Lee
BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)

Adam McKay
Vice (Annapurna Pictures)


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Feature Film

Bo Burnham **WINNER
Eighth Grade (A24)

Bradley Cooper
A Star is Born (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Carlos Lopez Estrada
Blindspotting (Summit Entertainment)

Matthew Heineman
A Private War (Aviron Pictures)

Boots Riley
Sorry to Bother You (Annapurna Pictures)


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Tim Wardle **WINNER
Three Identical Strangers (Neon and CNN Films)

Morgan Neville
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Focus Features)

Ramell Ross
Hale County This Morning, This Evening (Idiom Film and Louverture Films)

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin
Free Solo (National Geographic Documentary Films)

Betsy West & Julie Cohen
RBG (Magnolia Pictures)


Have you any particular thoughts on last night’s outcomes? Share your thoughts with me in the comments below!

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