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‘Get Out’ director Jordan Peele wins first-time feature directors award

/ 02:59 PM February 04, 2018
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Jordan Peele poses in the press room with a medallion honoring his nomination for outstanding directorial achievement in a feature film for “Get Out” at the 70th annual Directors Guild of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

“Get Out” director Jordan Peele has won the first-time feature film award from the Directors Guild of America.

Peele is also up for the top honor at the 70th annual Directors Guild Awards on Saturday night in Beverly Hills against Greta Gerwig for “Lady Bird,” Guillermo del Toro for “The Shape of Water,” Christopher Nolan for “Dunkirk” and Martin McDonagh for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

The Directors Guild Awards are often a reliable predictor of who will walk away with the best director trophy at the Academy Awards. Last year, “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle won at both ceremonies.

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All but McDonagh are nominated for a directing Oscar.

Judd Apatow is hosting the untelevised ceremony, which also recognizes achievements in commercial, scripted series and live television directing. NVG

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