Alejandro G. Iñárritu made history tonight by becoming the only director in the Directors Guild’s 68 years to win back to back awards. He won last year for Birdman and won again tonight for The Revenant. We now have a completely topsy-turvy Oscar race with a different film each winning the top three guilds. The Big Short won PGA, Spotlight won SAG and now The Revenant has the DGA.
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) was the pundits favorite and the passion pick going in but Adam McKay (The Big Short) had stats on his side.
All 10 Gold Rush Gang members are predicting Adam McKay (The Big Short) to win the top Feature Film prize, most had George Miller as their alternate and just a couple had Iñárritu.
The FULL list of DGA winners:
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director
|Mr. Garland’s Directorial Team:
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series
Game of Thrones, “Mother’s Mercy”
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series
Veep, “Election Night”
|Mr. Addison’s Directorial Team:
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series
|Ms. Rees’s Directorial Team:
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, “Episode #325”
|Mr. Diomedi’s Directorial Team:
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials
DON ROY KING
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special
|Mr. King’s Directorial Team:
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs
Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, “Gods of War”
|Mr. Vetri’s Directorial Team:
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs
|Mr. Ortega’s Directorial Team:
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials
|Emily’s Oz, Comcast ‑ Goodby, Silverstein & Partners NY
Time Upon a Once, General Electric ‑ BBDO
Dad Song, Old Spice ‑ Wieden + Kennedy
About the DGA:
In the 79 years since its founding in 1936, the DGA has fought for the economic and creative rights of its members; protected their ability to financially benefit from the reuse of their work; established strong pension and health plans; and established jurisdiction in new technologies and distribution platforms. Today we represent nearly 16,000 directors and members of the directorial team working in film, television, commercials, new media and other audiovisual media.