The DGA has spoken. Guillermo del Toro has won Best Director for “The Shape of Water.” An Oscar precursor, the Directors Guild Award means del Toro should receive the Academy Award next month.
But will “Shape” win Best Picture? Not necessarily.
The last few years has seen a split between Best Picture and Best Director. I think that “Three Billboards” will win Best Picture, as well as Best Actress (Frances McDormand) and Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell) as well as original screenplay for writer director Martin McDonagh.
Last night Jordan Peele won Best Director for a First Feature for “Get Out,” which is quite an accomplishment.
Other winners included
Dramatic Series — REED MORANO for The Handmaid’s Tale, “Offred”
Comedy Series– BETH McCARTHY-MILLERVeep, “Chicklet”
Mini Series or Made for TV movie–JEAN-MARC VALLÉE Big Little Lies
Documentary– MATTHEW HEINEMAN City of Ghosts
Variety series– DON ROY KING — Saturday Night Live, “Host: Jimmy Fallon”
Variety Special — GLENN WEISS The 89th Annual Academy Awards