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:
Movies for TV/Miniseries
Waltz With Bashir
Dramatic Series (Night)
Brent (Bucky) Gunts
Beijing 2008 Olympic Summer Games
The Office, ”Dinner Party”
America’s Next Top Model, “1002”
One Life to Live, Episode #10,281: “So You Think You Can Be Shane Morasco’s Father?”
Classical Baby (I’m Grown Up Now), ”The Poetry Show”
Production Company: Gorgeous Enterprises