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Inarritu's DGA Win Further Muddies Oscar Race

The guilds are officially split on their top awards

(Newser) - An unclear cinematic season got a little foggier on Saturday with Alejandro Inarritu's Directors Guild win for his harrowing frontier epic The Revenant. With only weeks to go before the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, the race is still wide open, reports the AP . Even the guilds are divided... More »

Birdman Picks Up Oscars Steam at DGAs

Inarritu beats out Linklater's 'Boyhood' to take top prize

(Newser) - The long takes of Alejandro Inarritu's Birdman won out over the long production of Richard Linklater's Boyhood at the Directors Guild Awards yesterday. Both formally ambitious in very different ways, Boyhood and Birdman have been neck-in-neck throughout the awards race. But after dominating the acting and producing guild... More »

Hello, Oscar: Gravity Builds Momentum at DGAs

Cuaron and Co. take home top film honors

(Newser) - Alfonso Cuaron and Gravity added top film honors to their collection at last night's Directors Guild of America Awards, building momentum in what's seen as a tight three-way race to the Oscars. The award all but guarantees Cuaron the Best Director Oscar (though don't ask Ben Affleck... More »

And the Oscar Will Go To ...

Nate Silver brings cold, hard statistics to movies' biggest night

(Newser) - Nate Silver has quantified baseball, politics, and the Super Bowl (that last one not so successfully )—and now he turns his big geeky brain to the Academy Awards, trying to sort out the signal and the noise for the year's biggest movies in the New York Times . Just... More »

Affleck's Argo Racks Up Another Win

Directors Guild of America normally indicates a Best Director Oscar is coming

(Newser) - The good news for Ben Affleck: He's won the award that should make him a shoo-in to win Best Director at the Academy Awards. The bad news: He's still not nominated. Affleck took home the top prize at last night's Directors Guild of America awards for Argo,... More »

Brad, Angie 'Giggly' at Award Show

And Pitt has finally reined in that facial hair

(Newser) - The Hurt Locker's Kathryn Bigelow walked away with the award that predicts the Oscar for best director last night, but of course the real news is that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were in attendance at the Directors Guild of America Awards—and looking rather amorous and "giggly,"... More »

Writers Reach 'Tentative Deal' With Producers

If scribes approve, strike could be over by Monday

(Newser) - The Writers Guild of America has reached a "tentative deal” for a new 3-year contract with producers, the Wall Street Journal reports. While it's not perfect, "the time has come to accept this contract and settle the strike," the guild wrote in an overnight note to members.... More »

Directors Guild Cuts Deal With Producers

Agreement could put pressure on striking Hollywood writers

(Newser) - The Directors Guild of America has cut a deal with the major Hollywood studios, the Wall Street Journal reports, ratcheting up pressure on the striking Writers Guild either to accept a similar contract or risk alienating its members. The DGA ironed out a 3-year agreement to compensate members for work... More »

Hollywood Directors Start Talks; Writers Watch

Insiders hope they'll make a deal the scribes can stomach

(Newser) - Hollywood directors start official contract talks with producers today, after several months of informal sessions, Variety reports. Insiders predict a speedy deal, as the Directors Guild of America doesn't usually start formal negotiations until most of the big issues are ironed out. Hopes are that a DGA agreement will provide... More »

Directors Hope to Call 'Cut!' on Strike

Guild plans to talk with studios, raising pressure on writers

(Newser) - Hollywood directors will likely begin contract negotiations with studios in early January, a move that will put added pressure on writers to resolve their strike, the AP reports. The directors' guild had held off for two months in deference to the writers, but the latest collapse of talks has changed... More »

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