Awards Tour: Directors Guild of America Winners

Find out who took home the big prize.

by | January 29, 2011 | Comments

The Directors Guild of America has been in the awards game for decades – in 1938, it bestowed an “Honorary Life Member” award to the legendary D.W. Griffith, and in 1948, it inaugurated its Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film honor, which went to Joseph Mankiewicz for A Letter to Three Wives. Since then, the Guild has expanded its roster of superlatives, handing out hardware for everything from daytime soaps to documentary features. It’s also nearly flawless as a barometer for the Best Director Academy Award. Only guild members can vote for nominees, which were announced on Jan. 12, and the winners were announced in a ceremony on Jan. 29. See below to see who took home the big prize!


Best Director

Darren Aronofsky

Black Swan

Black Swan


86%

David Fincher

The Social
Network

96%

David O. Russell

The Fighter


86%

Christopher Nolan


Inception

87%

Tom Hooper


The King’s Speech

93%


For the full list of DGA winners in all categories, click here.

For all of RT’s awards season coverage, check out Awards Tour here.

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