59 of the 66 DGA Winners have gone on to win Best Director at the Academy Awards. Still rooting for Richard Linklater!
Alejandro G. Iñárritu snared the best feature film director award for Birdman at tonight’s 67th Annual DGA Awards. “Making a film that’s good, it’s war and we have to survive it. If it is considered a great film, it has nothing to do with me. It’s a miracle,” said Iñárritu in accepting his award.
For much of the night, women ruled. Lesli Linka Glatter won best dramatic series director for Homeland, Jill Soloway took the comedy series nod for Transparent, Lisa Cholodenko for HBO’s Olive Kitteridge and Laura Poitras for docu Citizenfour.
The DGA also presented Lifetime Achievement Awards in Television Direction to James Burrows and Robert Butler. Burrows noted in his acceptance speech that winning the award “does not mean that I’m retiring.” Butler, the veteran director of Star Trek and Hill Street Blues pilots among other works, gave a nod to fellow winner Burrows and crowed…
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