The Directors Guild of America's annual Best Director Awards often predict Oscar wins. This year's Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary was awarded to Louie Psihoyos for The Cove, adding another triumph for the film that has already garnered other important awards.
The Cove is on the 2010 Oscars short list of fifteen documentaries eligible for nomination, but has not yet been actually nominated for an Academy Award. The nomination is practically a lock, but it will be interesting to see which other short listed documentaires will it to the final five nominees. That announcement is due shortly. Stay tuned for updates.
The DGA award was presented on January 30, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency in Los Angeles.