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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Awards Season 2016: Directors' Guild Awards Winners

Just a quick awards season update as the Directors' Guild Awards (DGAs) were handed out yesterday (Saturday 6th February). The film winners are:

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Films: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director: Alex Garland (Ex Machina)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Miniseries: Dee Rees (Bessie)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary: Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land)

With this win, it's looking good for Inarritu to claim a second Best Director Oscar at the end of the month. If he does, he'll be only the third director in Oscars history to claim back-to-back wins (the other two being John Ford and Joseph L. Mankiewicz) and he'd be the first director to do this in over sixty years (Mankiewicz was the last consecutive winner in 1950 and 1951). Cartel Land is on the Oscars shortlist for Best Documentary Feature, so that bodes well.

The next awards season update will come next weekend as the Writers' Guild Awards are announced on 13th February and the BAFTA Film Awards are handed out on 14th February.

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