Special Movie Report: Directors Guild, Animation Association Announce Award Winners

Two film organizations handed out their annual awards for 2017 yesterday, with “The Shape of Water” and “Coco” taking top honors.

One of the ceremonies from Saturday was the Directors Guild of America awards, which gave its top prize to Guillermo del Toro for “The Shape of Water.” Del Toro has also won Best Director from the Critics Choice Awards and Golden Globe Awards. As a result, del Toro has set himself as the frontrunner of the season.

The rest of the awards went as follows:

  • Jordan Peele earned Best First Time Feature Film Director for “Get Out.”
  • Matthew Heineman earned Best Documentary Director for “City of Ghosts.”

The other organization giving out awards Saturday was the Animated Film Association. Many of their awards, titled the Annies, were given to the Pixar film “Coco.”

A full look of winners is as follows:

  • Best Animated Feature – Coco.
  • Best Independent Animated Feature – The Breadwinner.
  • Best Animated Special Production – Revolting Rhymes.
  • Best Animated Short Subject – Dear Basketball.
  • Directing in an Animated Feature – Coco
  • Music in Animated Feature Production – Coco
  • Production Design – Coco
  • Storyboarding in an Animated Feature – Coco
  • Voice Acting in an Animated Feature – Anthony Gonzalez for Coco
  • Writing in an Animated Feature – Coco
  • Editing in an Animated Feature – Coco


It was a less exciting weekend for Hollywood at the box office recently. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” once again won first place, but only earned $11 million.

The full top five from the weekend was:
1. Jumanji – $11,000,000
2. Maze Runner Death Cure – $10,200,000
3. Winchester – $9,250,000
4. The Greatest Showman – $7,800,000
5. Hostiles – $5,523,000

Coming next weekend, meanwhile, is the book adaptation “Fifty Shades Freed,” the historical drama “The 15:17 to Paris” and the family feature “Peter Rabbit.”

For the small screen, new releases are:

  • Only the Brave, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 88%, My Rating: 3.8 out of 5
  • A Bad Moms Christmas, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 29%
  • LBJ, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 54%
  • Suburbicon, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 28%

1 Response

  1. kay wasen

    I saw only the brave thought it was one of the best movies I had seen in along time. I was very disappointed with hostiles too slow going and poor acting.

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