Alfonso Cuaron's ROMA Wins Top Honor at DGA
Variety.com: Alfonso Cuaron won one of the top prizes at Saturday night’s 71st Directors Guild of America Awards, beating out Bradley Cooper for “A Star Is Born,” Spike Lee for “BlacKkKlansman,” Adam McKay for “Vice,” and Peter Farrelly for “Green Book” for the top feature film award.
Bo Burnham was also among the guild’s big winners, taking home the first-time feature film prize for his coming-of-age drama “Eighth Grade.” He was up against Cooper, Carlos Lopez Estrada for “Blindspotting,” Matthew Heineman for “A Private War,” and Boots Riley for “Sorry to Bother You.”
While Cooper lost out on both awards, two other actors-turned-directors were victorious: Ben Stiller and Bill Hader. Stiller won in the movies for television and limited series category for his prison-break drama “Escape at Dannemora,” while Hader won for comedy series for “Barry,” which he also toplines.
McKay didn’t take the top film award, but did nab one of the night’s top two TV prizes: dramatic series, for his corporate family drama “Succession.”
Meanwhile, Tim Wardle won the documentary prize for “Three Identical Strangers” in a tough category up against “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” “RBG,” and others.
Here is a complete list of the DGA Awards winners:
FEATURE FILM - ALFONSO CUARON - Roma
DRAMATIC SERIES - ADAM MCKAY — Succession, “Celebration”
MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND LIMITED SERIES - BEN STILLER — Escape at Dannemora
DOCUMENTARY - TIM WARDLE — Three Identical Strangers
FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM - BO BURNHAM
COMMERCIALS - SPIKE JONZE (MJZ)
COMEDY SERIES - BILL HADER — Barry, “Chapter One: Make Your Mark”
REALITY PROGRAMS - RUSSELL NORMAN — The Final Table, “Japan”
VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS – SPECIALS - LOUIS J. HORVITZ — The 60th Grammy Awards
VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING - DON ROY KING — Saturday Night Live, “Adam Driver; Kanye West”
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS - JACK JAMESON — Sesame Street, “When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special”