Slumdog director gets DGA Award

Danny BoyleThe Directors Guild of America named Danny Boyle the Best Director of 2008 for Slumdog Millionaire at the awards ceremony on Saturday night. Having already won the Golden Globe, Boyle seems to be a shoo-in for the Best Director Oscar. In the past 60 years, 54 DGA winners have gone on to win the Oscar. Slumdog Millionaire is nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Motion Picture of the Year. It’s already won a British Independent Film Award, a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama, a National Board of Review Award for Best Film and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. It also won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Academy Awards are scheduled to be held February 22 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

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  1. ke • February 2, 2009 @ 12:48 PM

    yes, yes, yes. well-deserved. watch Trainspotting and Shallow Grave. you;d want to give him awards for those, too. love him.

  2. Jo-Anne • February 2, 2009 @ 3:51 PM

    saw Trainspotting, ke, very gritty but amazing piece of work. Never heard of Shallow, I’ll look it up.

    I can’t wait to see Slumdog, this week for sure…

  3. ke • February 2, 2009 @ 6:46 PM

    Slumdog won’t disappoint!

  4. updown • February 3, 2009 @ 10:37 PM

    what disappoints me is that while the director, producers etc. are raking in all the money and awards for this movies success, they barely paid the actors, especially the kids, a few thousand dollars.
    whats the point of creating an “eye-opening” movie if these guys still treat them like crap?

  5. Nancy • February 4, 2009 @ 9:39 AM

    Well, I did not see the movie and don’t know anything about how much they paid the actors/children but isn’t the title desciptive of it all? The actors/children are the ‘slumdogs’ and the director, producers, etc. are the ‘millionaires’!

  6. Nancy • February 4, 2009 @ 9:40 AM


  7. ke • February 4, 2009 @ 12:26 PM

    i heard they put the kids in an English speaking schools with money set aside for them to access once they turn legal age and/or graduate. i don’t think they could’ve been that cruel.

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