So history was made. Last night the Directors Guild Awards were held in Los Angeles, announcing the winner of their 65th Annual Awards. The DGA chose from nominees including Bigelow, Hooper, Lee and Spielberg (but not Tarantino or Zeitlin) to give the top honor to Ben Affleck, director of Argo. Damn! In addition to Affleck, they also chose Malik Bendjelloul’s Searching for Sugar Man as Best Documentary, Jay Roach’s Game Change as Best TV Movie, and Looper director Rian Johnson for his “Breaking Bad” episode. Affleck admitted: “I don’t think this makes me a real director. But I think it means I’m on my way.”
The other nominees for the 2013 Directors Guild Awards include: Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty, Tom Hooper for Les Misérables, Ang Lee for Life of Pi plus Steven Spielberg for Lincoln.
via Ben Affleck & ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Win Directors Guild Awards | FirstShowing.net.
Congratulations Malik! So deserved.
Congratulations! What an accolade! Now for the Oscars……
Fantastic!! Congratulations Malik Bendjelloul, and everyone who was part of an epic film!
Well done to Malik Bendjelloul for winning Best Documentary with Searching for Sugarman!! Most deserving.