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  • by Jeff Beck

The Winners of the 71st Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

The 71st Annual Directors Guild of America Awards have just concluded with the entirely-expected result of Alfonso Cuaron winning the group's top award for his outstanding work on "Roma." He has been winning director awards everywhere, including the Critics' Choice and Golden Globe, practically making tonight's finale a foregone conclusion.

As you probably already know, this basically cements Cuaron as the winner of the Best Director Oscar as the two awards match over 90% of the time. There have been a few times in the past where the DGA and AMPAS have disagreed, but given Cuaron's utter domination of the category throughout awards season, it would be quite the shock to see anyone defeat him.

Next up on the awards season calendar are the BAFTA Awards on Sunday, February 10th, which will hopefully point us in the right direction in regards to a few of the minor categories at the Oscars, so be sure to check back to see who wins.

In the meantime, please see below for a list of this evening's Directors Guild of America winners:

Feature Film: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma First-Time Feature Film: Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade Documentary: Tim Wardle, Three Identical Strangers Dramatic Series: Adam McKay, "Celebration," Succession Comedy Series: Bill Hader, "Chapter One: Make Your Mark," Barry Movies for Television and Mini-Series: Ben Stiller, Escape at Dannemora Variety/Talk/News/Sports: Regularly Scheduled Programming: Don Roy King, "Adam Driver; Kanye West," Saturday Night Live Variety/Talk/News/Sports: Specials: Louis J. Horvitz, The 60th Grammy Awards Reality Programs: Russell Norman, "Japan," The Final Table Children’s Programs: Jack Jameson, “When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special," Sesame Street Commercials: Spike Jonze, "Welcome Home," Apple Homepod

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