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Directors Guild Names Boyle Their Best for 'Slumdog'

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The 61st annual Directors Guild of America Awards were held here last night at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The DGA named Brit import Danny Boyle as Best Director for his inspiring film Slumdog Millionaire; Boyle is up for the Oscar in the same category, and many believe these awards are "one of the most reliable indicators for the Academy Awards," which take place at the Kodak Theatre on February 22 this year, explains the LA Times. "The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the guild have disagreed only six times in their selections in the last 60 years."

Other DGA honorees last night include Dan Attias for "The Wire" (TV drama series); Jay Roach for "Recount" (TV movie); Paul Feig for "The Office" (TV comedy series); Brent "Bucky" Gunts for the Opening Ceremony Beijing 2008, Olympic Summer Games (Musical variety); Larry Carpenter for "One Life to Live" (Daytime serials); ; Tony Croll for "America's Next Top Model" (Reality TV); Ari Folman for "Waltz With Bashir" (Documentary); Amy Schatz for "Classical Baby (I'm Grown Up Now): 'The Poetry Show' " (Children's programming); Peter Thwaites (Commercials).