Director’s Guild Awards: Cuarón earns top honor

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

Alfonso Cuaron
Is Alfonso Cuarón a shoe-in for Best Director at the Oscars?

Gravity has been racking up the awards this season, and the 66th Annual Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards in Los Angeles was no exception. Director Alfonso Cuarón earned the top honor for the evening, winning the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film award for Gravity.

Last year’s winner, Ben Affleck, presented the award to Cuarón before an audience of his peers. As the Gravity director delivered his acceptance speech, he said, “This is truly an honor and I am humbled by it.” He gave credit to his team, explaining, “Directing is about the work of your collaborators,” and then joked, “I barely understand how we made the film.”

The DGA Awards are usually a solid predictor of who’s going to score Best Director at the Academy Awards. So, while it may not be as widely advertised as the Golden Globes, it’s definitely good know who took home the titles.

Other noteworthy winners for Outstanding Directorial Achievement were Amy Schatz for An Apology to Elephants in the category of Children’s Programs, Jehane Noujaim for The Square in the category of Documentary, Vince Gilligan for Breaking Bad in the category of Dramatic Series, and Beth McCarthy-Miller for 30 Rock in the category of Comedy Series.

Images courtesy of Gravity Facebook.