Sam Mendes wins top Directors Guild of America award for ‘1917’

Sam Mendes wins top Directors Guild of America award for ‘1917’
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Sam Mendes won the top prize for 1917 at the 72nd Annual Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday night (25) to ensure he is the solid favourite for the Oscar next month.

The DGA is a highly reliable bellwether of Academy Awards success, having delivered the eventual winner on Oscar night on all but seven occasions since the 1940s.

Mendes recently won the best directing Golden Globe and first won the DGA award in 1999 en route to the Oscar for American Beauty.

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