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Scorsese Wins Big at DGA Awards

Awards Season keeps chug-chug-chugging along. (How long, you think, before "They" figure out how to commercialize the Season, just like Halloween and Christmas?) Last night, the Director's Guild of America handed out their 59th annual awards. Long-considered a predictor for the Academy Awards, the Guild at last, after seven nominations, recognized Martin Scorsese with a win in the Feature Film category for "The Departed". Could this mean the Oscar that so many think is overdue is on its way? ... Maybe so. According to the Guild website, only six times has the Oscar not gone to the same director as wins the DGA award.

Other winners for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in film include:

Movies for Television - Walter Hill for "Broken Trail."

Documentary - Arunas Matelis for "Before Flying Back to the Earth."

Children's Programs - Kenny Ortega for "High School Musical."

Carl Reiner was the recipient of the 2007 DGA Life Member Award, for "service to the Directors Guild of America and Outstanding Creative Achievements." (This was also the twentieth time he's hosted the ceremony, so I guess the Guild figured they needed to do something.)

Posted by on February 5, 2007 2:34 PM
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