In what might be seen as yet another pointer to Danny Boyle’s chances at an Oscar, the Slumdog Millionaire scooped the top prize at the Director’s Guild Of America awards this weekend.
Beating out the likes of David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Gus Van Sant and Ron Howard, Boyle was presented with his trophy by last year’s winners, the Coen brothers.
"If I can get here, you can get here," Boyle told the crowd. "Dream hard."*
According to Academy history, all but six of the DGA winners since 1948 have gone on to hoist the directing Oscar.
Waltz With Bashir director Ari Folman took home the documentary prize, while it’s nice to see that someone finally decided that ace TV show The Wire was deserving of a gong – with Dan Attias winning for an episode of the series’ final season. About bloody time too.
*Please note this advice does not apply to Uwe Boll.
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