Just when you think you've got everything figured out, a metaphorical wrench can get thrown into the plans. The 67th Directors Guild of America Awards celebrated the achievements of 2014's directors in many different formats. All eyes, however, were on the Feature Film prize as this award can almost make-or-break an Oscar race. With last year's win for Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity, and the eventual loss for that film in the Oscar Best Picture race to 12 Years a Slave, only 14 films have ever not matched up in the awards race. The Best Director race is even slimmer.
Boyhood has generally been the film to beat, but last night's DGA win for Alejandro G. Inarritu and Birdman puts the two films neck and neck.
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
Alejandro G. Inarritu
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series
Lesli Linka Glatter
HOMELAND, "From A to B and Back Again"
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series
TRANSPARENT, "Best New Girl"
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary