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Sam Mendes triumphs in the Directors Guild Awards for “1917”


Sam Mendes triumphs in the Directors Guild Awards for “1917”

The filmmaker Sam Mendes the best director of a film for the film was proclaimed “1917“At the awards given by the Hollywood Directors Guild, known as the DGA Awards, where Johan Renck also triumphed for”Chernobyl”In the television section.

The Directors Guild tonight announced in Los Angeles its awards for the most voted works in its professional guild, which in the cinema section are usually considered a guide for the Oscars since in the last five years the winner of the DGA Awards repeated victory in the Academy Awards.

On this occasion, Sam Mendes took the medal for the best direction of a feature film for his film “1917”, which also swept the last edition of the Golden Globes by taking the trophy to the best director and best drama.

Thus, “1917” starts as one of the undisputed favorites to the Oscar after both the professional and critical guild have applauded this war tape that practically consists of a single sequence plane.

Mendes, who already lived the glory of Hollywood for his sharp portrait about the consumer society in “American Beauty ”(2000), beat Bong Joon Ho, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Taika Waititi.

Meanwhile, Alma Har’el won the award for best debut in the direction of a feature film for “Honey Boy.”

The DGA Awards also recognized the best works in the television section, where the HBO miniseries “Chernobyl”, directed by Johan Renck, returned to prevail after triumphing in the Emmy and the Golden Globes.

Bill Hader, from “Barry,” beat in the best direction of a comedy series, and Nicole Kasselllo did the same in dramatic series for “Watchmen.”

In addition, Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert were recognized as the best directors of a documentary by “American Factory”, the first work produced by the audiovisual company of Barack and Michelle Obama.

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