The Shape Of Water wins top title at Directors Guild of America awards

Updated: Feb 05, 2018, 10:47 IST | Agencies

The Directors Guild of America honoured outstanding achievement in directing for film and television

The shape of water

The Directors Guild of America honoured outstanding achievement in directing for film and television. Guillermo del Toro's The Shape Of Water won the award for Best Feature while Reed Morano walked away with the Dramatic Series nod for The Handmaid's Tale. Jordan Peele also won big with the First-Time Feature Award for Get Out. Given that Del Toro's win follows his titles at the recently held Golden Globe and PGA awards, he emerges as the frontrunner for the Best Director nod at the upcoming Oscars.

The evening also included a speech from Directors Guild President Thomas Schlamme as he talked about combating sexual harassment. Host Judd Apatow also addressed the #MeToo and Time's Up movement and cracked a joke about disgraced Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein.

Director Michael Apted received the DGA's honorary life member award while HBO won big with Jean-Marc Vallee winning for Big Little Lies and Beth McCarthy Miller for Veep. Matthew Heineman took his second DGA Award home for his documentary, City of Ghosts.

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