Well, what a surprise. Actually it's not at all, as La La Land's Damian Chazelle won the Directors Guild award tonight, traditionally the best harbinger for both Director and Picture at the Oscars. It's definitely a sweep year, alright. The only question now is how many trophies La La Land can score on Oscar night.
- Feature: Damian Chazelle, La La Land
- First-time Feature: Garth Davis, Lion
- Documentary Feature: Ezra Edelman, OJ: Made in America
Elsewhere, the ASC held its awards as well tonight, with Lion coming out on top for the best cinematography honor. Now that one IS a surprise, as it was expected to go to La La Land easily, and to be honest, I think La La Land still wins the Oscar in this category as well. The ASC looks like an oddball pick this year.