Alejandro G. Iñárritu won the Feature Film Award for “The Revenant” at the 68th annual Directors Guild of America Awards.
The filmmaker, who received the same award last year for “Birdman,” thanked his star Leonardo DiCaprio while accepting the honor on Feb. 6 in Los Angeles.
“Tough men don’t cry–that’s what Ridley said today and he’s right,” Iñárritu said in his acceptance speech. “My father said, tough men don’t dance. My father died and I think he’s doing business up there to make this happen. I miss him a lot. I’m truly honored and thrilled and I can’t believe this is happening now.” In closing, he said to the film’s star, “Leo, I love you very much.”
The award for first-time feature director went to “Ex Machina’s” Alex Garland.
The program also recognized outstanding achievement in the direction of television series. Click here to view the full list.