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DGA awards: Danny Boyle wins for 'Slumdog Millionaire'

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In a result sure to further fuel the growing perception of Slumdog Millionaire as the presumptive Oscar front-runner, Danny Boyle took home the Feature Film Award from the Directors Guild of America tonight at a ceremony in Los Angeles.

The DGA Awards historically have been reliable predictors of the Oscar voting: All but six DGA winners since 1948 have gone on to win the Academy Award for Best Director, and all but 13 films directed by the DGA winner have gone on to win Best Picture. Check back at Hollywood Insider tomorrow for Adam B. Vary’s report from the ceremony.

Here’s the list of all the winners of 2009 Directors Guild Awards for Directorial Achievement:

Feature Film
Danny Boyle
Slumdog Millionaire

Movies for TV/Miniseries
Jay Roach
Recount

Documentary

Ari Folman

Waltz With Bashir

Dramatic Series (Night)
Dan Attais
The Wire

Musical Variety

Brent (Bucky) Gunts
Opening Ceremony
Beijing 2008 Olympic Summer Games

Comedy Series

Paul Feig

The Office, ”Dinner Party”

Reality Series

Tony Croll
America’s Next Top Model, “1002”

Daytime Serials
Larry Carpenter
One Life to Live, Episode #10,281: “So You Think You Can Be Shane Morasco’s Father?”

Children’s Programs
Amy Schatz
Classical Baby (I’m Grown Up Now), ”The Poetry Show”

Commercials
Peter Thwaites
Production Company: Gorgeous Enterprises