The French silent film, The Artist, has won yet another accolade in its long list of wins – the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award for its director Michel Hazanavicius.
This is double great news for Hazanivicius as only six times in the 63-year history of the DGA awards has the winner not gone on to win the Oscar for best director.
Here is a list of the main winners:
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES
Jon Cassar, The Kennedys (Reelz Channel)
Patty Jenkins, The Killing, “Pilot’ (AMC)
Robert B. Weide, Curb Your Enthusiasm, “Palestinian Chicken’ (HBO)
Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)
Neil P. Degroot, Biggest Loser, “Episode #1115′ (NBC)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DOCUMENTARY FILM
James Marsh, Project Nim