Monday, April 12, 2021

Directors Guild Awards 2019: Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma scores top honour


Alfonso Cuarón clinched the top honour (‘Feature Film’ award) for his acclaimed black-and-white drama Roma at Directors Guild Awards 2019. Roma is one of the frontrunners in the Best Picture category in this year’s Academy Awards that will be held later this month.
Roma beat other Oscar contenders like A Star Is Born (Bradley Cooper), Green Book (Peter Farrelly), BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee) and Vice (Adam McKay). The event was not a total washout for McKay, however, as he won the ‘Dramatic Series’ award for the pilot episode Celebration of HBO’s Succession, which he directed. McKay is also an executive producer of the show.
Bill Hader, who stars in HBO’s comedy series Barry won the Comedy Series award for directing the first episode of the hit series, titled, Chapter One: Make Your Mark.
Here is the entire list of winners courtesy Variety.
1. Feature Film: Alfonso Cuarón for Roma
2. Dramatic Series: Adam McKay for Succession’s Celebration episode
3. Movies for television and limited series: Ben Stiller for Escape at Dannemora
4. Documentary: Tim Wardle for Three Identical Strangers
5. First-time feature film: Bo Burnham for Eighth Grade
6. Comedy Series: Bill Hader for Barry’s Chapter One: Make Your Mark episode