Cuaron wins Directors Guild Award for ‘Gravity,’ gains Oscar edge
Soderbergh, who once served as a DGA first vice president, was also honored with the Robert B. Aldrich Award for his service to the guild.
"Sometimes you feel empty, and you’re just overwhelmed and you look and see how willing your team is to carry you forward, and you get an extra burst of energy, and you keep going," said Soderbergh while accepting his first-ever DGA award.
"Breaking Bad" mastermind Vince Gilligan was also honored with his first DGA award for directing the series finale of the AMC drama.
Other winners included:
— Comedy series: Beth McCarthy-Miller, "30 Rock."
— Reality: Neil P. DeGroot, "72 Hours."
— Variety special: Glenn Weiss, 67th annual Tony Awards.
— Children’s program: Amy Schatz, "An Apology to Elephants."
— Variety series: Don Roy King, "Saturday Night Live."
— Commercial: Martin de Thurah, Hennessy VS and Acura MDX 2014.
Other than the Writer’s Guild Awards on Feb. 1, there are no major awards before the Oscars. Hollywood’s high season goes quiet for a few weeks as several thousand members of the motion picture academy have the last word with their balloting.
AP Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang contributed to this report.