Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Alfonso Cuaron Wins Directors Guild Award for 'Roma'

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Alfonso Cuaron Wins Directors Guild Award for 'Roma'

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Ahead of Oscars, Cuaron takes top honor from Directors Guild

"Roma" director Alfonso Cuaron has won the top honor from the Directors Guild of America and solidified his spot as the Oscar front-runner.

Cuaron won out over Spike Lee for "BlacKkKlansman," Bradley Cooper for "A Star Is Born," Peter Farrelly for "Green Book" and Adam McKay for "Vice" at the 71st DGA Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles. Since 1948, there have been only seven times that the DGA winner did not take the Academy Award for directing.

McKay won a prize for his HBO show "Succession," and "Eighth Grade" director Bo Burnham received the first-time feature award.

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