The winners of the Directors Guild of America were announced today. As feared, Alejandro G. Inarritu won for directing "Birdman". PGA, SAG and now DGA, the film has build a strong case for itself. It can go all the way, I am still sticking with "Boyhood" because there is still time. If BAFTA goes with Birdman as well then well... its a goodbye. Mr. Inarritu has no doubt directed a brilliantly manic satire of all things contemporary. The observations in the film are pointed and the filmmaking itself is quite absurdly audacious. It may go all the way and it wont be worthless, not at all. But Richard Linklater's Boyhood is in my eyes the better film. One of the greatest films to come out in years and one of the most honest depictions of life in all of cinema. Academy, for once, go for something profoundly simple.
The documentary prize went to Laura Poitras for "Citizenfour" which was predicted. This was a great night for female directors, Poitras won alongside three others from the TV side.
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM:
ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU (Birdman)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DOCUMENTARY:
LAURA POITRAS (Citizenfour)