Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” proceeded with its visit through strength through awards season Saturday night, when Zhao took top distinctions at the 73rd annual Directors Guild Association Awards.
She is the subsequent lady to procure the honor and the principal lady of shading to do as such. Kathryn Bigelow was the first for “The Hurt Locker.” And everything except hardens her leader status paving the way to the Oscars on April.
The untelevised occasion was held practically with candidates tolerating over zoom calls from around the world, in lieu of the commonplace hotel ballroom ceremony in Beverly Hills.
Just multiple times in history has the DGA champ ever not proceeded to claim the best director reward at the Academy Awards. A year ago was an uncommon exemption when the Guild regarded “1917” director Sam Mendes and afterward the Oscar went to “Parasite” director Bong Joon Ho.
Zhao was facing Emerald Fennell for “Promising Young Woman,” Aaron Sorkin for “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” Lee Isaac Chung for “Minari” and David Fincher for “Mank.” The lone contrast in the Oscars setup is that Sorkin isn’t among the chosen people — all things considered, Thomas Vinterberg is for “Another Round.”
Zhao’s lyrical film about transient specialists in the American West featuring Frances McDormand began its awards venture winning the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, the People’s Choice honor at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Golden Globe for best show and best director and the top honor from the Producer’s Guild.
The first-run through coordinating prize went to Darius Marder for “Sound of Metal,” his creative investigation of what happens when a drummer has serious, horrendous hearing misfortune. Also, narrative guiding was given to Gregory Kershaw and Michael Dweck for “The Truffle Hunters,” which follows a gathering of more seasoned men who search out the costly and uncommon white Alba truffle in the woods of Piedmont, Italy.
The Directors Guild additionally commends accomplishments in TV coordinating.
Lesli Linka Glatter won the dramatic prize for her “Homeland” episode “Prisoners of War,” Susanna Fogel took the comedy honor for the “In Case of Emergency” episode of “The Flight Attendant” and Scott Frank was recognized for directing the limited series “The Queen’s Gambit.”