The 69th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards held on Saturday night in Los Angeles and the event was attended by Kerry Washington, Nicole Kidman, Nate Parker and more.
“La La Land” continues to collect the year’s top awards.
The musical film’s director Damien Chazelle won the top award — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film — from the Directors Guild of America. He beat out the directors of “Arrival,” “Lion,” “Manchester by the Sea,” and “Moonlight.”
Chazelle’s win may be a good indicator of who takes home the Oscar for Best Director at the Academy Awards, which will air on ABC on Feb. 26. Usually, the DGA Award winner goes on to also take home the Oscar. It’s happened all but seven times since the DGA Award’s inception.
Chazelle explained why he creates films after recieving his award. He said:
“I’m a movie-maker because I’m a movie lover, first and foremost,” he said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Movies are powerful, because they speak to everyone,” Chazelle, 32, continued. “They speak to all countries, all cultures.”
Below are red carpet pictures from the event.