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Directors Guild Of America Awards honor Guillermo Del Toro and Jordan Peele

(Photo: Getty Images, Frederick M. Brown)
(Photo: Getty Images, Frederick M. Brown)

In what definitely seems like a good sign for how somebody’s night at the Academy Awards will go, the Directors Guild Of America announced the winners of its annual DGA Awards last night and now two filmmakers are walking away with pretty good Oscar odds. The DGA is usually a good predictor for the directing category in the Academy Awards, but two of the top DGA winners this year—Guillermo Del Toro and Jordan Peele—are also up for Best Director at the Oscars, meaning it could go either way (or neither way, really) in March.


Del Toro won at the DGA Awards for Best Feature Film Director, beating Peele, Christopher Nolan, Greta Gerwig, and Martin McDonagh, while Peele took home the award for Best First-Time Feature Film Director. Over on TV, The Handmaid’s Tale’s Reed Morano (who recently had a mysterious meeting with Kathleen Kennedy) won for Dramatic Series, Jean-Marc Vallee won in the TV movie/miniseries category for Big Little Lies, and Beth McCarthy-Miller won Comedy Series for Veep.

Most of the winners are below, and the full list can be found at The Hollywood Reporter.

Best Feature Film Directing

Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape Of Water

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best Dramatic Series Directing

Reen Morano, The Handmaid’s Tale, “Offred”

The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things, “Chapter Nine: The Gate”

Jeremy Podeswa, Game Of Thrones, “The Dragon And The Wolf”

Matt Shakman, Game Of Thrones, “The Spoils Of War”

Alan Taylor, Game Of Thrones, “Beyond The Wall”

Best Movies For Television And Miniseries Directing

Jean-Marc Vallee, Big Little Lies

Scott Frank, Godless

Barry Levinson, The Wizard Of Lies

Kyra Sedgwick, Story Of A Girl

George C. Wolfe, The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

Best Comedy Series Directing

Beth McCarthy-Miller, Veep, “Chicklet”

Aziz Ansari, Master Of None, “The Thief”

Mike Judge, Silicon Valley, “Server Error”

Melina Matsoukas, Master Of None, “Thanksgiving”

Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Best First-Time Feature Film Directing

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Geremy Jasper, Patti Cake$

William Oldroyd, Lady MacBeth

Taylor Sheridan, Wind River

Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game