Alfonso Cuarón & Jehane Noujaim Win 2014 Directors Guild Awards
Big news from Hollywood tonight. Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón has won the prestigious Directors Guild Award, lining him up to win the Best Director Oscar at the Academy Awards coming up in a month. The 66th Annual DGA Awards were announced at a dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in LA. In addition to Cuarón winning for Gravity, director Jehane Noujaim of the Egyptian revolution doc The Square also won, as did Steven Sodebergh for his made-for-TV movie Behind the Candelabra. These aren't unexpected wins, but they are key wins for each of the films/filmmakers. Congrats to all - more below.
The other nominees for the DGA Award include: Paul Greengrass for Captain Phillips, Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave, David O. Russell for American Hustle + Martin Scorsese for Wolf of Wall Street.
The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2013 were announced on Saturday, January 25th, during the 66th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in LA. Alfonso Cuarón won the DGA's Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Gravity. In addition to Cauron, filmmaker Jehane Noujaim and her doc The Square won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary. It's an excellent film, we highly recommend it. You can see the full list of 2013 DGA winners (with television & commercials) on DGA.org.
I'm very happy for Alfonso Cuaron, who seems to be right on track to win the Oscar next. I am lucky enough to have interviewed him back in October for the original theatrical release of the stunning space movie. I'm also happy about Jehane Noujaim winning, she made an outstanding documentary and deserves it for all the work put into telling that remarkably powerful story. From here it's onward to the Oscars next, but the big debate is all about the split between these DGAs, the PGAs and the Academy Awards. What will happen on March 2nd? We're very anxious to find out, but of course will be rooting for Cuaron or McQueen either way.