La La Land wins at Directors Guild of America awards

  • Damien Chazelle - the director of film musical La La Land has bagged the top prize at the Directors Guild of America Awards. The 32-year-old said that he intend to celebrate the act of dreaming. Last month the movie smashed the record for the most Golden Globe Awards, by sweeping away seven prizes.

    Chazelle’s directed musical stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. This award is thought of as an accurate predictor for Oscar success as 12 of the 13 winners so far have gone on to claim the Oscar for best director.

    Meanwhile, during their speeches, Chazelle and many other directors also criticized United States President Donald Trump's travel ban.

    Praising Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, Chazelle took a jibe at Trump and said Farhadi came from a country his government tells not be in dialogue with.

    Farhadi's film The Salesman is nominated for an Oscar, however he has said to not attend the Oscars and stating that excluding filmmakers was "anti-art".

    Iran is one among the seven mainly-Muslim countries that have been targeted by President Trump in his recent vetting that has been suspended by a federal court judge.

    Mexica based Alejandro Inarritu, who bagged an award for 'The Revenant' has touted the US political situation as a bad remake.

    Sir Ridley Scott, director of films such as Alien, and Gladiator was bestowed with the 35th Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony.