Alfonso Cuarón Triumphs at DGA Awards

Alfonso Cuarón received the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film prize at the 66th DGA  Awards Saturday, giving the Mexican-born director added momentum for an Oscar in March. His film Gravity also won at last weekend's Producers Guild Awards where it tied with NYFF51 debut 12 Years A Slave for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

Cuarón won the Director prize at the Golden Globes while 12 Years A Slave won in the Motion Picture, Drama category. There have been only a few occasions that a DGA and PGA winner has not gone on to win Best Picture, though with a PGA tie this year, the prognosticators don't have a clear parallel.

Jehane Noujaim won the prize in the director category for NYFF51 feature The Square. Noujaim won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for Startup.com in 2001 (together with Chris Hegedus) and was also nominated in this category in 2004 for Control Room. The Square is also an Oscar nominee in the non-fiction category.

In other DGA prizes, Steven Soderbergh's HBO-produced movie Behind the Candelabra won the group's Outstanding Director Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series prize. Soderbergh was previously nominated in 2000 in the Feature Film category for both Erin Brockovich and Traffic. Soderbergh also received this year’s Robert B. Aldrich Service Award for extraordinary service to the DGA and its membership.

Jane Lynch hosted the 66th Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Feature film winners with information provided by the Directors Guild of America follow (for additional television winners, visit the DGA's website

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film - Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity (this is his first DGA Award)

Cuarón's Directorial Team includes:
Unit Production Manager: David Siegel (AZ unit)
First Assistant Directors: Josh Robertson, Stephen Hagen (AZ unit)
Second Assistant Director: Ben Howard

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary - Jehane Noujaim for The Square

This is Ms. Noujaim’s second DGA Award and third nomination. She won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for Startup.com in 2001 (together with Chris Hegedus) and was also nominated in this category in 2004 for Control Room.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series - Steven Soderbergh for Behind the Candelabra (HBO)

Soderbergh's Directorial Team includes:
Unit Production Manager: Michael Polaire
First Assistant Director: Gregory Jacobs
Second Assistant Director: Jody Spilkoman
Second Second Assistant Director: Lynn Stuiksma

This is Mr. Soderbergh’s first DGA Award and third nomination. He was previously nominated in 2000 for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for both Erin Brockovich and Traffic. He is also the recipient of this year’s Robert B. Aldrich Service Award for extraordinary service to the DGA and its membership.

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