Slumdog Millionare wins DGA’s top prize!


Slumdog Millionaire has continued its awards season domination by picking up top honours at the annual Director’s Guild of America awards.

Danny Boyle was named Best Director for helming the rags to riches tale of a hopeless romantic slum-dweller in Mumbai. It also picked up top awards at last week’s SAG awards and PGA awards, as well as last month’s Golden Globes ceremony. It also won the most Critics’ circle gongs.

At this point, anything other than Slumdog picking up the major prizes at this month’s Academy Awards would be considered a major upset. The DGA winner has coincided with the Oscar winner 40 times in the last 50 years. The only other major Oscar indicator is the BAFTA’s, which will be held next weekend. Considering Slumdog is a British film, I can’t imagine any major surprises here.

The Office won Best Directing in a Television Comedy, knocking off recent favourite 30 Rock . However, Tina Fey‘s beloved program had two nominations in the Best Director category, so it is likely votes were split between episodes, allowing The (equally great) Office to take the prize.

The Wire won Best Directing in a Television Drama for an episode in the brilliant show’s final season. Those of you who haven’t checked out The Wire yet, I cannot explain just how much you are missing.

The Academy Awards will be held on February 22nd.

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