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Directors Guild Awards 2020: The red carpet stars and all the night's winners

Taika Waititi, Sam Mendes and Judd Apatow were among the filmmakers in attendance

Awards season is hurtling towards its glitzy finale, with the Academy Awards coming up on Sunday, February 9.

But, before the golden statues are handed out, some of the industry's most notable directors came together to fete the year's best work behind the camera at the annual Directors Guild Awards.

Held in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 25, the ceremony celebrated directors of both the big and small screen, handing out gongs for both film and TV work.

The DGAs are typically seen as a fairly robust indicator of who will take home the Academy Award for Best Director, having foreshadowed the accolade for the past six years.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the best red carpet pictures from the Directors Guild Awards 2020.

Among the stars walking the red carpet at LA's Ritz-Carlton was New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi, whose Jojo Rabbit is up for several Oscars, as well as British director Sam Mendes, whose war epic 1917 has also garnered several Academy Award nods.

Here are all the winners from the 2020 DGAs as they are announced:

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film

Sam Mendes – 1917

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

Nicole Kassell – Watchmen, 'It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice'

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series

Johan Renck – Chernobyl

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert – American Factory

Best Director in a Comedy Series

Bill Hader – Barry for 'ronny/lily'

Best Director for Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regular Scheduled Programming

Don Roy King – Saturday Night Live for 'E. Murphy; Lizzo'

Best Director for Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

James Burrows and Andy Fisher – Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons

Best Director for Reality Programmes

Jason Cohen – Encore!

Best Director for Children’s Programmes

Amy Schatz – Song of Parkland

Best Director for First-Time Feature Film

Alma Har’el – Honey Boy

Best Director for a Commercial

Spike Jonze – Dream It, Squarespace

The 2020 DGA winners will be updated with the live show.

Updated: January 26, 2020 10:39 AM

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