Magazine article Screen International

Guillermo del Toro Wins DGA Award

Magazine article Screen International

Guillermo del Toro Wins DGA Award

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Jordan Peele named best first-time director.

Guillermo del Toro took a giant stride towards the Oscar on Saturday night (February 3), winning the outstanding directorial achievement in feature film accolade for The Shape Of Water at the Directors Guild Of America’s 70th annual DGA Awards.

Del Toro recently won the Golden Globe best directing award and further bolstered his Oscar prospects with the DGA, regarded as a strong bellwether of Academy Award success.

Since 1948, only seven DGA winners have not gone on to win the Oscar. Ben Affleck is the famous most recent example. He won the DGA for Argo in 2013 and did not even receive an Academy Award nod for the film. …

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