The Director’s Guild of America Awards were held over the weekend, and Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman ever to win for feature film direction in the guild’s 62 year history. She won for directing The Hurt Locker, and beat out some stiff competition, including Quentin Tarantino, James Cameron, Jason Reitman, and Lee Daniels.
This could be a momentum changer going into the Academy Award nominations tomorrow morning. There have only been six times in its history that the DGAs have not correctly predicted the eventual Oscar winner. Incidentally, a woman has never won an Academy Award for best director, either.
Other highlighted winners from Saturday night included:
Movies for Television/Mini-Series Ross Katz, Taking Chance
Documentary Louie Psihoyos The Cove
Dramatic Series Leslie Linka Glatter Mad Men “Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency”
Comedy Series Jason Winer Modern Family “Pilot”
For a complete list of all the winners, visit the DGA site.
Photo courtesy of the DGA.