The DGA is seen not only as the best predictor of who will win the Best Director Oscar but also as the best predictor of what will win the Best Picture Oscar. Which is why Alfonso Cuaron's DGA win for Gravity yesterday doesn't help to clarify a very close race in the Academy's top category - it has yet to win a major Best Picture award outright, something which 12 Years a Slave, its closest competition, has had no trouble in achieving. Our biggest clue might have to come from the BAFTAs, but that's three weeks away! Jehane Noujaim also won for Best Documentary Director - a female winner from a field in which women outnumbered men.
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Jehane Noujaim (The Square)