The Director’s Guild Awards were held last night, and they’re pretty much useless as awards go, but they do seem to be the last of the major awards before the Oscar nominations are announced on Tuesday. The “major shocker” here, apparently, is that Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) beat out her ex-husband James Cameron for best director, although it’s only a “major shocker” if the Golden Globes were the only awards this season you’re familiar with. In fact, the bigger shock would’ve been if Cameron had won, since of the nine major awards for director so far this awards season, Bigelow has won seven now, to Cameron’s one (Golden Globes) and Clint Eastwood’s one (The National Board). So, please, LA Times, “shocking” is the last fucking word you could use to describe Bigelow’s victory, which you should know since you’re the goddamn “Awards Insider.” I have no idea why this bothers me, but it does. So, Tom O’Neil: Eat a bag of loose assholes.
There were other director awards, too. They are below.
Feature Film: Kathryn Bigelow for “The Hurt Locker” (Summit Entertainment)
TV Drama Series: Lesli Linka Glatter for “Mad Men” (AMC)
TV Movie: Ross Katz for “Taking Chance” (HBO)
TV Comedy Series: Jason Winer for “Modern Family” (ABC)
Musical Variety: Don Mischer for “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial” (HBO)
Daytime Serials: Christopher Goutman for “As the World Turns” (CBS)
Reality TV: Craig Borders for “Build It Bigger” (Discovery Science)
Documentary: Louie Psihoyos for “The Cove”
Children’s Programming: Allison Liddi-Brown for “Princess Protection Program” (Disney Channel)
Commercials: Tom Kuntz