Director of the film "La La Land" won the US producers' Guild in the main category

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American Shazell Damien, who directed the musical "La La Land", won the Directors Guild of America Award (Directors Guild Awards, DGA) in the most prestigious category - for his achievements in cinema. On awarding the award announced in Los Angeles (California), where finished 69th in a row ceremony.

Another triumph for "La La Land"

According to tradition, the prize was presented by the new winner of the winner of the last season - Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu ( "Survivor", The Revenant).

"I agree with the fact that all kinds of art is partly political dimension of art as soon as the light comes on, it becomes a part of our world." - Shazell said. He added that he wants to become "part of the international dialogue on issues of art and cinema."

Shazellu conceded American Barry Jenkins with his drama "Moonlight" (Moonlight), Canadian Denis Villeneuve ( "Arrival", Arrival), American Kenneth Lonergan ( "Manchester by the Sea", Manchester by the Sea) and Garth Davis ( "The Lion" Lion) from Australia. The latter, however, received the award for best newcomer.

Musical film "La La Land", starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, tells the story of love, aspiring actress and jazz musician, relations which tests the stage success. Earlier, the musical was an American film award "Golden Globe" in all seven categories in which it was presented. In the past, as close to this result, the film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1975) and "Midnight Express" (Midnight Express, 1978). Each of the tapes has been awarded six "Golden Globe".

"Lion" and "Game of Thrones" does not disappoint

Garth Davis has won the prestigious award for best directorial debut. "The first time I stood on this stage", - stated the Australian. "I was lucky to film a remarkable and beautiful story, but at the same time it imposes certain responsibilities." - Davis added.

The film "The Lion", starring Sunny Pawar and Nicole Kidman in the lead roles, tells the story of a boy from the slums, lost in five years and returned home 25 years later and met his mother. The nominees in this category were Tim Miller ( "Deadpool", Deadpool), Kelly Fremon ( "Almost seventeen", The Edge of Seventeen), Dan Trachtenberg ( "Cloverfield, 10", 10 Cloverfield Lane), and Nate Parker from acclaimed painting "The Birth of a nation" (The Birth of a nation).

The award is a statuette in the form of a director's chair and is awarded in the categories covering feature films, documentaries, television and advertising. In the field of television advertising he defeated American Derek Sienfrens. Among the directors of comedy tapes strongest recognized Becky Martin, who shot one of the "Vice President" episodes (Veep).


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