Slumdog Millionaire can add another win to their growing list of honors this award show season. Danny Boyle’s film just received the top honor from the Directors Guild Of America Saturday night. It beat out The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, Frost/Nixon, and Milk for the award, making the road to the Oscar seem a lot less difficult.
DGA winners always do well at the Academy Awards, mainly because the voting pool is made up of a lot of the same members.
In fact, only six times in the guild awards' 60-year history has the winner failed to take home the directing Oscar. Slumdog is up for 10 Oscars, second only to Button, which is nominated in 14 different categories.
We don’t know about you, but we’d like to see the underdog win. It’s reminiscent of Juno, and Little Miss Sunshine in the sense that it’s the little indie that could. The other films it’s up against are all great, but Slumdog is just our favorite! Who is your pick to win?