Four women scored big time last night at the Directors Guild Awards. They scooped up prizes for Best Documentary, Best Directed TV Drama and Comedy, and Mini-Series. That would be Laura Poitras for “CitizenFour,” Lisa Cholodenko for “Olive Kitteridge,” Jill Soloway for “Transparent,” and Leslie Linka Glatter for “Homeland.”
Of course, the big news was Alejandro Innaritu’s win for Best Feature Film for “Birdman.” This puts Innaritu on track for the Oscar two weeks from tonight. Richard Linklater’s chances for directing “Boyhood” may have been quashed, sadly. But “Boyhood” could still win Best Picture if Academy voters decide to rally around the extraordinary film.
Other DGA winners include Glenn Weiss, for the Tony Awards on CBS; David Diomedi, for the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon; and Anthony B. Sacco for reality show; Nicolai Fuglsig for commercials, and Jonathan Judge for children’s programs.