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  • by Jeff Beck

The Winners of the 72nd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Sam Medes, 1917

The Directors Guild of America has just finished handing out their awards for 2019, with the entirely expected result of Sam Mendes winning the top award for his outstanding direction of "1917." This now means he will likely be taking home his second Best Director Oscar on February 9th, after having won previously 20 years ago for "American Beauty."

Other big winners of the evening included Alma Har'el ("Honey Boy") for First-Time Feature Film, Nicole Kassell ("Watchmen") for Dramatic Series, Bill Hader ("Barry") for Comedic Series, and Johan Renck ("Chernobyl") for Mini-Series.

The next major stop on our road to the Oscars is the Writers Guild of America Awards on February 1st, so be sure to check back to see who the big winners are.

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

Feature Film: Sam Mendes, 1917 First-Time Feature Film: Alma Har'el, Honey Boy Documentary: Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, American Factory Dramatic Series: Nicole Kassell, "It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice," Watchmen Comedy Series: Bill Hader, "ronny/lily," Barry Movies for Television and Mini-Series: Johan Renck, Chernobyl Variety/Talk/News/Sports: Regularly Scheduled Programming: Don Roy King, "Eddie Murphy/Lizzo," Saturday Night Live Variety/Talk/News/Sports - Specials: James Burrows and Andy Fisher, Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and The Jeffersons Reality Programs: Jason Cohen, "Annie," Encore! Children’s Programs: Amy Schatz, Song of Parkland Commercials: Spike Jonze, Squarespace and MedMen

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