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A Big Congrats to Directors Guild Winner -- Alfonso Cuaron!

27 January 2014 11:06 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Woot woot! My pick to win Best Director at the Oscars took home the Feature Film trophy at the recently concluded Directors Guild of America awards. And it's truly deserving! Cuaron defied gravity, yes pun intended, to create "Gravity," a movie grounded in sci-fi realism that many directors before him (including James Cameron) were saying that it would be hard to do. But Cuaron did it, and did it extremely well! So hats off to "Gravity" and Cuaron's direction!

Here's the complete list of winners of the DGA awards and right after the jump, check out my interview with Cuaron for "Gravity" that we conducted back in October. Oh, and take a look at my interview with the lovely Sandra Bullock as well.

Feature Film:

Winner: Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity")

Paul Greengrass ("Captain Phillips")

Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave")

David O. Russell ("American Hustle")

Martin Scorsese ("The Wolf of Wall Street »

- Manny

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DGA: Alfonso Cuaron Wins Top Prize for ‘Gravity’

25 January 2014 6:54 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alfonso Cuaron has won the Directors Guild of America award for feature film for his high-tech space thriller  “Gravity.”

The Mexico native won over Paul Greengrass (“Captain Phillips”), Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”), David O. Russell (“American Hustle”) and Martin Scorsese (“The Wolf of Wall Street”).

“This is truly an honor and I’m humbled by it,” Cuaron said in his acceptance speech. “I still have this teen crush on other directors.”

Cuaron, who spent five years developing “Gravity,” noted that photos from space show that the Earth is “absolutely beautiful” but do not depict the human experience.

“It’s a bizarre experiment of nature, that is the human experience,” he noted. “And it’s what we as directors try to sort out as filmmakers.”

The winner was announced by last year’s winner Ben Affleck at the conclusion of the 66th DGA Awards ceremonies at the Century Plaza Hotel, »

- Dave McNary

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Directors Guild Awards: Alfonso Cuaron wins for 'Gravity'

25 January 2014 6:30 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Updated: Gravity does not seem to be falling on the awards circuit. Alfonso Cuarón walked away with the top honor at the Directors Guild of America Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles, beating out Martin Scorsese, David O. Russell, Paul Greengrass, and Steve McQueen.

“This is truly an honor and I am humbled by it,” Cuarón said to the audience of his peers after last year’s winner Ben Affleck presented him with the award. But Gravity was not the work of just one mind, and no one knows that more keenly than Cuarón. “Directing is about the work of your collaborators, »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Directors Guild TV nominations: Bryan Cranston nominated for 'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family'

9 January 2014 12:28 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Now that Breaking Bad is over, Bryan Cranston can pursue his side career full-time. The actor picked up two Directors Guild television nominations on Thursday: one for directing an episode of Bb, and one for Modern Family.

Winners will be announced at the DGA Awards dinner on Feb. 25. Check out all the film nominees here, and the full list of TV nominees below:

Movies For Television And Mini-series

Stephen Frears, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight

David Mamet. Phil Spector

Beth McCarthy-miller and Rob Ashford, The Sound of Music Live!

Nelson McCormick, Killing Kennedy

Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra

Dramatic Series

Bryan Cranston, »

- EW staff

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Directors Guild Announces TV Nominations, Bryan Cranston Takes Two

9 January 2014 11:12 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bryan Cranston led the way in the Directors Guild of America’s TV nominations with a pair of nods for helming episodes of “Breaking Bad” and “Modern Family.”

The winners will be announced Jan. 25 at the Century Plaza following voting by the DGA’s 15,000 members.

The two nominations for Cranston were his second and third following his DGA nod last year for a “Modern Family” segment last year.

Breaking Bad” scored a second nomination with series creator Vince Gilligan receiving a nod. They will face competition from David Fincher, receiving his sixth DGA nomination for directing “Chapter 1″ of “House of Cards,”  Lesli Linka Glatter for “Homeland” and David Nutter for “Game of Thrones.”

Modern Family” received a pair of comedy series noms for Cranston and Gail Macuso. “The Big Bang Theory” also took two nominations for  Mark Cendrowki and Anthony Rich. Beth McCarthy-Miller took the other nomination for a segment »

- Dave McNary

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