Michel Hazanavicius received the Best Director Award at tonight's DGA Awards for his direction of "The Artist." "Project Nim" director James Marsh received the award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary.
The DGA Award traditionally been a near perfect barometer for the Best Director Academy Award. Only six times since the DGA Award's inception has the DGA Award winner not won the Academy Award; in 1968 (Carol Reed won the Oscar for directing Oliver!); 1972 (Bob Fosse won the Oscar for directing Cabaret); 1985 (Sydney Pollack won the Oscar for directing Out of Africa); 1995 (Mel Gibson won for directing Braveheart); 2000 (Steven Soderbergh won the Oscar for directing Traffic); and 2002 (Roman Polanski won the Oscar for directing The Pianist).
The complete list of film winners below:
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
James Marsh, "Project Nim"
Best Dramatic Series Director:
Patty Jenkins, "The Killing"
Best Comedy Series Director:
Robert B. Weide, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Best Variety Show Director:
Glenn Weiss, "The 64th Annual Tony Awards"
Best Reality Show Director:
Neil P. Degroot, "Biggest Loser"
Best Commercial Director:
Best Daytime Television Director:
William Luel, "General Hospital"
Best Children's Television Director:
Amy Schatz, "A Child's Garden of Poetry"
Best Miniseries/Television Movie Director:
John Cassar, "The Kennedys"