Alfonso Cuarón Triumphs At The Directors Guild Awards

Steven Soderbergh wins for Behind The Candelabra


Though not the scene of as much glitz and glamour as some of other awards shows, the Directors Guild Awards has nevertheless been a steady pointer to which of the talented film overseers is likely to score the directing gong when Oscar night rolls around. Alfonso Cuarón's Academy Awards hopes therefore got boost on Saturday night, when he took home the film award for his efforts on Gravity.

While The Square’s Jehanne Noujaim notched a win for documentary, the TV movie and drama categories provided largely predictable triumphs for both Steven Soderbergh with Behind The Candelabra and Breaking Bad. On the Breaking Bad front, we do have to admit some surprise that the superlative Ozymandias wasn’t even nominated, given the great job Rian Johnson did on it, but we’re pleased to see Vince Gilligan getting some appreciation for wrapping everything up in Felina.

The full list is below for your perusal needs.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Motion Pictures
Alfonso Cuarón – *Gravity**
Paul Greengrass –
Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen –
12 Years A Slave
David O. Russell –
American Hustle
Martin Scorsese –
The Wolf Of Wall Street*

Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Documentary
Jehanne Noujaim – *The Square* Zachary Heinzerling - Cutie And The Boxer Joshua Oppenheimer – The Act Of Killing
Sarah Polley- Stories We Tell
Lucy Walker – The Crash Reel

Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Movies For Television
Steven Soderbergh – *Behind The Candelabra**
Stephen Frears –
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
David Mamet –
Phil Spector
Beth McCarthy-Miller, Robin Ashford –
The Sound Of Music Live!
Nelson McCormick –
Killing Kennedy*

Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Dramatic Series
Vince Gilligan – Breaking Bad (Felina)
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad (Blood Money)
David Fincher – House Of Cards (Chapter 1)
Lesli Linka Glatter – Homeland (The Star)
David Nutter – Game Of Thrones (The Rains Of Castamere)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Comedy Series
Beth McCarthy-Miller – 30 Rock (Last Lunch)
Mark Cendrowski – The Big Bang Theory (The Hofstadter Inadequacy)
Bryan Cranston – Modern Family (The Old Man And The Tree)
Gail Mancuso – Modern Family (My Hero)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Variety: Series
Don Roy King – Saturday Night Live
Dave Diomedi – Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Andy Fisher – Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jim Hoskinson – The Colbert Report
Chuck O’Neil – The Daily Show