Chloé Zhao was named one of the best director of 2020 on the 73rd annual Directors Guild Awards, which have been introduced on Saturday in a digital ceremony.
Zhao’s win for her quiet street movie “Nomadland” makes her the second lady to win the DGA Award for characteristic movie, after Kathryn Bigelow for “The Hurt Locker” in 2010. Only 10 ladies have ever been nominated within the class, with this 12 months marking the primary time that two feminine administrators have been nominated within the class in a single 12 months. (The different was Emerald Fennell for “Promising Young Woman.”)
The win for Zhao comes two weeks after “Nomaldland” additionally gained the Producers Guild Award, making it the one movie to win multiple prize from the 4 main guilds. “The Trial of the Chicago 7” gained the Screen Actors Guild’s ensemble award, whereas “Promising Young Woman” and “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” gained Writers Guild Awards. The mixture of DGA and PGA honors cements the place that “Nomadland” holds because the Oscar frontrunner for Best Picture, although it’s arduous to position an excessive amount of religion in precedent on this strangest of all awards years.
The Directors Guild Award for characteristic movie has often been some of the dependable Oscar predictors, with the winner happening to win the Best Director Oscar 64 instances in 72 years. Still, the disagreements between Oscar and DGA voters have occurred extra typically since 2000 than they did in earlier years: After differing solely 4 instances within the DGA’s first 52 years, the teams have diverged 4 extra instances within the final 20 years. One of these occurred final 12 months, when Sam Mendes gained the Directors Guild Award for “1917” whereas Bong Joon Ho took the Oscar for “Parasite.”
The DGA’s report at predicting the Oscar Best Picture winner can also be sturdy, with the movie that wins with the guild additionally taking the highest Oscar greater than 75% of the time. But over the previous decade, as Oscar splits between the director and movie classes have turn into extra frequent, the DGA has predicted the Oscar best-pic winner 5 instances and failed to take action the opposite 5.
Darius Marder gained the award for a first-time movie director for “Sound of Metal,” in a class whose different nominees have been Regina King for “One Night in Miami,” Florian Zeller for “The Father,” Radha Blank for “The Forty-Year-Old Version” and Fernando Frías de la Parra for “I’m No Longer Here.”
The documentary award went to Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw for “The Truffle Hunters.”
In the tv classes, the award for guiding in a drama collection went to Lesli Linka Glatter for the collection finale of “Homeland,” Susanna Fogel gained the award for comedy-series directing for “The Flight Attendant” and Scott Frank gained the restricted collection or tv film award for “The Queen’s Gambit.”
Thomas Schlamme, who at the moment serves as president of the DGA, gained the variety-special award for “A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote” and spoke out in opposition to voter suppression legal guidelines across the nation. The variety-series award went to Don Roy King for “Saturday Night Live”; it was his seventh win for “SNL,” and his sixth consecutive win within the class.
Quite a lot of lifetime achievement and repair awards have been additionally handed out on the present. Paris Barclay acquired the Life Membership Award, Betty Thomas the Robert B. Alrich Service Award, Brian E. Frankish the Frank Capra Achievement Award and Joyce Thomas the Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award.
Here is the checklist of DGA nominees. Winners are indicated with *WINNER.
Lee Isaac Chung, “Minari”
Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman”
David Fincher, “Mank”
Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland” *WINNER
FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR
Radha Blank, “The Forty-Year-Old Version”
Fernando Frías de la Parra, “I’m No Longer Here”
Regina King, “One Night in Miami”
Darius Marder, “Sound of Metal” *WINNER
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