Winners of the 67th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

The Directors Guild Of America

Last night, February 7, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, The Directors Guild of America awarded Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu top honor for Best Director in a Feature Film for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) , so, yeah, it’s more or less settled because let’s face it:

“Over the last 66 years, the winner of the top prize at the DGA Awards went on to win the best director Oscar on all but seven occasions and his or her film went on to win the best picture Oscar on all but 14 occasions.”

Well, with Birdman now having won PGA, SAG, and DGA over Boyhood, it now seems like a sure bet for Best Picture, though I wouldn’t count out Boyhood helmer Richard Linklater taking home the director prize.

But let’s not talk about tomorrow, let’s stick with today: Birdman triumphed at the DGA over American Sniper, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Imitation Game.

The award for outstanding directorial achievement in documentary went to Laura Poitras for Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour.

In the television categories, the award for MOV/miniseries went to Lisa Cholodenko for HBO’s two-part drama “Olive Kitteridge,” while Jill Soloway won the comedy series honors for directing an episode of “Transparent”.

The British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) take place today, so we’ll see if they agree with the guilds and the critics. Meanwhile, see the full list of DGA winners below.

Feature Film: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman
Documentary: Laura Poitras, Citizenfour
Dramatic Series: Leslie Linka Glatter, Homeland
Comedy Series: Jill Solloway, Transparent
Movies for Television and Miniseries: Lisa Cholodenko, Olive Kitteridge
Variety/Talk/News/SportsRegularly Scheduled Programming: David Diomedi, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials: Glenn Weiss, The 68th Annual Tony Awards
Reality Programs: Anthony B. Sacco, The Chair
Children’s Programs: Jonathan Judge, 100 Things to Do Before High School
Commercials: Nicolai Fuglsig, Sapeurs, Guinness and Waiting, FEMA