Alfonso Cuarón wins Directors Guild Award

FILM Feature Film: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity Documentary: Jehane Noujaim, The Square TELEVISION Movie/Miniseries: Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra Drama Series: Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad Comedy Series: Beth McCarthy-Miller, 30 Rock, “Hogcock!/Last Lunch”...
Posted On 25 Jan 2014

DGA Preview and Prediction

This weekend, on January 25, the DGA will call out their winner for the 2013 film year. There are some things about this year that haven’t changed. The two films vying for the top prize still came out on or before Toronto/Telluride. Box office still isn’t going to...
Posted On 22 Jan 2014

DGA Sets Dates, Group Adds “Internet Programming”

The Directors Guild has decided to add “internet programming” to its annual awards: In recognition of the increasing level of original programming being created by our directors and their teams specifically for Internet distribution, the National Board has determined...
Posted On 29 Jul 2013

Lincoln, Spielberg and the Seeds of Time

“If you can look into the seeds of time, And say which grain will grow and which will not, Speak then to me.” Twice during Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, a collection of glass plate photographs are featured. Lincoln’s son, 10-year-old Tad, is preoccupied with...
Posted On 16 Feb 2013

Report from the DGA

Steven Spielberg got a standing ovation, though Ben Affleck won the big award of the night — more if the Carpetbagger’s report at the DGA.
Posted On 06 Feb 2013

Ben Affleck wins the DGA

Ben Affleck has just become the third director in DGA/Academy history to win the DGA without a corresponding Oscar nomination. Best Feature: Ben Affleck, Argo Best Documentary Feature: Malik Bendjelloul, Searching for Sugarman Televison Directors award winners, after the cut.
Posted On 02 Feb 2013

DGA No Guts, No Glory

According to Oscar/DGA history, no director has ever won the DGA, lost an Oscar nomination for directing, then won Best Picture.  It’s not happened ever, going back to 1949. So if this is a crazy year, as everyone keeps saying, you will see something happen that has never...
Posted On 02 Feb 2013

DGA: How Auteurs Helped Shape Oscar History

When was the last time a masterpiece won the Best Picture Oscar? It is perhaps not possible anymore, not with Twitter and more awards shows than there are people in Hollywood.  Voters can’t align around one so they choose never to align around any. As the DGA prepares their...
Posted On 01 Feb 2013

DGA Preview – Directors Matter

ENTER OUR CONTEST! For 82 out of 86 Oscar years the directors have controlled the way Best Picture has been handed down. They matter. They are what the Academy was built to do: professionals deciding the best of the year. The entire Academy has looked to them for guidance in...
Posted On 28 Jan 2013