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We are about a month away from the 2018 Oscars. Undoubtedly, they are the most prestigious awards one can win within the film industry. Still, other award ceremonies not called the Golden Globes have a lot of merit. The PGA Awards and the SAG Awards come to mind. The Directors Guild of America Awards (DGA Awards) are also a noteworthy award ceremony that any director should be proud to win an award in. Without further ado, let us take a look at the winners of the 2018 DGA Awards.
Guillermo del Toro
The Shape of Water is a film which has a lot of momentum going into the 2018 Oscars. It has been nominated for and won a lot of awards over the past few months. Moreover, it leads the way at the 2018 Oscars with a total of thirteen nominations. Now, it has another award to its name. Guillermo del Toro, who directed The Shape of Water, won the award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film.
He had stiff competition in the form of Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and Jordan Peele (Get Out). Still, del Toro won the award which has put him in an even better position than before in being the favourite to win Best Director at the 2018 Oscars. Jordan Peele did have some success in the form of winning the award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film.
In the world of television, Jean-Marc Vallée won the directorial award in the category of Movies for Television and Mini‑Series at the DGA Awards for his work in Big Little Lies. Big Little Lies has done very well in award season and, with a second season on the way, it is all good news for HBO’s latest hit at this moment in time. In the category of Dramatic Series, the winner was Reed Morano for her work on the critically acclaimed show The Handmaid’s Tale which many consider to be the best television show of 2017.
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