Coens win for 'No Country for Old Men'

As with Martin Scorsese, the Directors Guild winner almost always goes on to win the same prize at the Oscars.

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January 28, 2008 10:10

Joel and Ethan Coen won the top prize from the Directors Guild of America on Saturday for No Country for Old Men, giving them the inside track for the same honor at the Academy Awards - assuming the Oscars go on amid the writers strike. "Oh, we get two of them," Ethan Coen said when he and his brother were presented with their trophies. As with Martin Scorsese, who as last year's winner for The Departed presented the award to the Coens, the Directors Guild winner almost always goes on to win the same prize at the Oscars. The Coens' former cinematographer, Barry Sonnenfeld, also was a guild winner. Sonnenfeld, whose films include the Men in Black series, won a small-screen prize, receiving the award for television comedy for directing an episode of Pushing Daisies. Mad Men earned the TV drama honor for Alan Taylor, while Yves Simoneau won the TV movie award for Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Other TV winners included Bertram Van Munster for reality programming for The Amazing Race; Paul Hoen for children's programs for Jump In; and Larry Carpenter for daytime serials for One Life to Live.


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