The Revenant put another awards notch in its belt on the way to the Oscars, when Alejandro Iñárritu took home the top prize at the Directors Guild of America Awards on Saturday. He became the first director to score back-to-back wins in the feature film category (after last year's victory for Birdman) in the DGA's 80-year history.
The win also bodes well for Iñárritu's chances at a back-to-back directing Oscar as well. The DGA feature-film winner has also won the Best Directing Oscar in nine of the last 10 years; Ben Affleck's Argo snub in 2013 is the exception. John Ford is the only other director in Oscar history to win two consecutive awards with A Letter to Three Wives (1949) and All About Eve (1950).
If The Revenant lands top prize on Oscar night as well, Iñárritu would become the first person ever to take home back-to-back directing and Best Picture trophies. With the guilds being split though (Producers went to The Big Short and SAG Ensemble went to Spotlight), this year's Best Picture is anyone's guess.
On the TV side of things, HBO reigned supreme at the DGAs, notching Directorial Achievement in a Drama (for the Game of Thrones season finale), a Comedy (for the Veep season finale), and for a TV movie/Miniseries (Bessie) respectively. Check out the full winner's list below.
Feature Film: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series: David Nutter, Game of Thrones, "Mother's Mercy"
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series: Chris Addison, Veep, "Election Night"
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Miniseries: Dee Rees, Bessie
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports - Regularly Scheduled Programming: Dave Diomedi, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, "Episode #325"
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials: Andreas Nilsson, Emily's Oz for Comcast, Time Upon A Once for General Electric, Dad Song for Old Spice