The Directors’ Guild of America gave out their awards last night, too. Results below, with sci-fi and fantasy marked as always. It could be either TV or Movies, so I’ll do this one as TV because I made the other choice for the SAG awards.

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM
ANG LEE (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) – WINNER
CAMERON CROWE (Almost Famous)
RIDLEY SCOTT (Gladiator)
STEVEN SODERBERGH (Erin Brokovich)
STEVEN SODERBERGH (Traffic)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES FOR TELEVISION
JEFF BLECKNER (The Beach Boys: An American Family) – WINNER
KIRK BROWNING (Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman)
MARTHA COOLIDGE (If These Walls Could Talk II: “1972”)
STEPHEN A. FREARS & MARTIN PASETTA, JR. (Fail Safe)
JOSEPH SARGENT (For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series Night
THOMAS SCHLAMME “Noel” (The West Wing) – WINNER
PARIS BARCLAY “The Portland Trip” (The West Wing)
HENRY J. BRONCHTEIN “From Where to Eternity” (The Sopranos)
ALLEN COULTER “The Knight in White Satin Armor” (The Sopranos)
JOHN PATTERSON “Funhouse” (The Sopranos)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY SERIES
JAMES BURROWS “Lows in the Mid-Eighties” (Will & Grace) – WINNER
ALLEN COULTER “Cockadoodle-do” (Sex and the City)
BILL D’ELIA “The Last Virgin” (Ally McBeal)
PAMELA FRYMAN “And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon” (Parts I & II) (Frasier)
TODD HOLLAND “Pilot” (Malcolm in the Middle)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSICAL VARIETY
BETH McCARTHY MILLER (Saturday Night Live with Val Kilmer and U2) – WINNER
ELLEN BROWN (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, #1938)
JERRY FOLEY (Late Show with David Letterman, #1527)
ROGER GOODMAN (ABC 2000)
LOUIS J. HORVITZ (The 72nd Annual Academy Awards)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DAYTIME SERIALS
JILL MITWELL (One Life to Live) (Episode #8205) – WINNER
BRUCE S. BARRY (Guiding Light) (Episode #13562)
CASEY CHILDS (All My Children) (Episode #7919)
CONAL O’BRIEN (All My Children) (Episode #7969)
JO ANNE SEDWICK (Guiding Light) (Episode #13511)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
GREG BEEMAN (Miracle in Lane 2) – WINNER
WILLIAM DEAR “Santa Who?” (Wonderful World of Disney)
PAUL HOEN “Take My Sister . . . Please” (Even Stevens)
KEVIN HOOKS “The Color of Friendship”
SEAN MC NAMARA “Easy Way” (Even Stevens)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMMERCIALS
LESLIE DEKTOR – WINNER
DANTE ARIOLA
BRYAN BUCKLEY
DAVID CORNELL
LENARD DORFMAN

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DOCUMENTARY
CHUCK BRAVERMAN (High School Boot Camp) – WINNER
LAURIE COLLYER (Nuyorican Dream)
DAVID deVRIES (The True Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai)
MARK T. LEWIS (The Natural History of the Chicken)
MICHAEL MIERENDORF (Broken Child)

PRESIDENTS AWARDS
ROBERT E. WISE – WINNER

HONORARY LIFE MEMBER
JACK VALENTI – WINNER

ROBERT B. ALDRICH AWARD
ROBERT BUTLER & TOM DONOVAN – WINNERS

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER AWARD
ROBERT VAN RY – WINNER

It seems there is one winner for fantasy (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), and no other nominations or winners for sci-fi or fantasy. The good news is, there have only been four occasions when the DGA and Acamdemy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have disagreed on the best director of a motion picture, and most winners of the “Best Director” Oscar also win “Best Picture,” so things are looking for for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. We’ll find out in almost two weeks, on Sunday March 25.