Directors Guild Gives Their Top Prizes To Bo Burnham And Alfonso Cuaron

Last night, one of the last of the awards season dominos fell when the Directors Guild of America had their annual awards gala. With the DGA having chimed in, it’s just left to BAFTA and their forthcoming show, in terms of what can really factor in to an Academy Award voter’s mind. There were two frontrunners going into the evening in the two major categories, though an upset was speculated in one. Go figure then, a surprise winner was crowned somewhere, but not where we all expected… In an upset, the First Time Director category did not go to Bradley Cooper for A Star Is Born. Instead, the Directors Guild gave that prize to Bo Burnham for Eighth Grade. Obviously, Burnham did strong work and is deserving, but this marks the first time that someone nominated in both categories did not win this one in a walk. Obviously,
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