Sam Mendes will join an elite group if he triumphs at the DGA Awards for ‘1917’

Sam Mendes will join an elite group if he triumphs at the DGA Awards for ‘1917’
Sam Mendes is the odds-on favorite to take home the Directors Guild of America Award on Saturday for “1917,” which would make him one of 14 people to win the award twice. But he’d also join an even more distinguished list within that group: undefeated multiple champs.

Mendes, who nabbed his first DGA for his feature film debut “American Beauty” (1999), would be the third person to have a 2-for-2 record after Milos Forman and Alfonso Cuaron, who prevailed for “Gravity” (2013) and last year for “Roma” (2018). No one else has been able to maintain a perfect record with more nominations; Steven Spielberg has three wins from 11 nominations — both records.

Though “1917” was one of the last films to be released — the movie itself wasn’t even finished until the end of November — it and Mendes have quickly ascended to become Best Picture and Best Director Oscar favorites after surprise victories at the Golden Globes.
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