It was another great awards night for La La Land as director Damien Chazelle took home the top prize from the Directors Guild of America at the 69th DGA Awards at the Beverly Hilton.
The film's win continues its domination as the Oscar frontrunner. Fellow Feature Director nominee, Garth Davis of Lion, received the Best First-Time Director award.
La La Land's win with the DGA all-but signals its eventual Best Picture win, as the DGA's winner has traditionally gone on to win the big prize from the Academy, with only seven films falling into the exception.
Complete list of winners:
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN A FEATURE FILM
LA LA LAND
- Unit Production Manager: Michael Beugg
- First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn
- Second Assistant Director: Paula Case
- Assistant Unit Production Manager: Bart Lipton
- Second Second Assistant Director: Brett Robinson
- Additional Second Assistant Director: Dodi Rubenstein
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT OF A FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR
- First Assistant Director: Chris Webb
- First Assistant Director: Ananya Rane (India Unit)
- Second Assistant Directors: Mark INgram (Australia Unit), Sunny Tiku (India Unit), KP Singh (India Unit), Shaunak Kapur (India Unit)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DOCUMENTARY
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