Del Toro Wins DGA & “Coco” Sweeps Annies

The 2018 DGA Awards were held Saturday night in Los Angeles, the final major guild honor to be handed out before the Oscars. “The Shape of Water” helmer Guillermo del Toro won the top prize of ‘Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film’, beating out the likes of Greta Gerwig, Chris Nolan, Martin McDonagh, and Jordan Peele.

Don’t feel sorry for Peele though as he won the ‘Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director’ award, beating out Taylor Sheridan, Aaron Sorkin and more. On the TV front Jean Marc-Vallee won for “Big Little Lies,” Reed Morano won for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Beth McCarthy won for “Veep,” Matthew Heineman won for “City of Ghosts,” and Niki Caro won the kids award for “Anne with an E”.

Also this weekend, the 45th Annie Awards were held with Pixar’s “Coco” sweeping the ceremony with eleven awards including Best Animated Feature, director and score. Best Independent Animated Feature went to “The Breadwinner”. “Rick and Morty,” “Samurai Jack,” “Spongebob Squarepants” and “Octonauts” won TV honors.

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