Boyle Wins DGA

Slumdog Millionaire is on it's way to multiple Oscar wins. Director Danny Boyle won the Director's Guild Award last night.

Boyle beat out David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon) and Gus Van Sant (Milk), all of whom he'll face at the Oscars, plus Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight), whom he won't.

Since 1948, the DGA winner's only missed out the Oscar six times. Half of those instances, however, have occurred since 1995. Ang Lee is the last DGA winner to win Best Director, and not see his film (2005's Brokeback Mountain) win Best Picture, too.

Slumdog's DGA win comes one week after it claimed top prizes from the producers and actors guilds.


Photo: AP

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