Sam Mendes, Director, wins top honours in feature films category
at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards
‘1917’ also wins gold at the Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards
and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards
‘1917’ has bagged 10 nominations for the Academy Awards on February 9, 2020
including Best Picture and Best Director
Mumbai, January 28th, 2020: Reliance Entertainment and Amblin Partners’ 1917, directed by Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes has shown stellar results at the box office worldwide. The ‘one continuous shot’ war thriller, inspired by the Director’s grandfather’s stories, is a major success at the box office, in addition to receiving all round critical acclaim.
Starting out at the No. 1 slot at the US box office in its wide opening weekend, the film has now grossed over US$ 200 million worldwide in theatrical sales and is still dominating cinemas.
1917 has also been on an incredible award-winning spree at every major event besides the 10 Oscar nominations, including ‘Best Picture’ and ‘Best Director,’ for the forthcoming 92nd Academy Awards, and 9 nominations for the BAFTA awards. The prestigious BAFTA and Oscar ceremonies are scheduled to be held on 2nd and 9th February 2020 in London and Los Angeles respectively.
‘1917’ has won 3 Awards at the Critics Choice Awards 2020 for ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Cinematographer’ and ‘Best Editing’. The film is also the 77th Golden Globes winner in the Best Picture-Drama category, and was honored with the Best Director’s award for Sam Mendes.
Adding to the accolades, Sam Mendes has won ‘Best Feature Film’ at Directors Guild of America Awards recently. The film also won ‘Best Picture’ at the Producers Guild of America Awards, and Roger Deakins won ‘Top Feature Award’ from the American Society of Cinematographers for his spectacular work in ‘1917.’
DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment present, in association with New Republic Pictures, a Neal Street production, produced in association with Mogambo, Sam Mendes film: 1917, starring George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, with Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch. ‘1917’ is directed by Sam Mendes. A Reliance Entertainment release in India, the film is still running in theatres.
About Reliance Entertainment:
Reliance Entertainment is the media and entertainment arm of Reliance Group and is engaged in the creation and distribution of content across film, television, digital and gaming platforms. Internationally, Reliance Entertainment has partnered since 2009 with iconic film producer and director, Steven Spielberg, in the formation of DreamWorks Studios, and thereafter, Amblin Partners. This relationship has produced several successful films such as The Help, War Horse, Lincoln, The Hundred Foot Journey, The Girl on the Train, A Dog’s Purpose, Bridge of Spies, The Post and the 2019 Golden Globe and Oscar winning film, Green Book.
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