Oscar 2006: Scorsese wins the DGA Award for The Departed

Feb 4, 2007–Six-time Oscar nominee Martin Scorsese won the 2006 Directors Guild of America's Best director Award for his crime gangster feature, “The Departed,” his most commercial outing to date.

This may be Scorsese's year at the Oscars as well since there's a strong correlation between the DGA and the Academy's winner.

The director, who has never won an Oscar despite making such classic movies as “raging Bull,” “Goodfellas,” and “Taxi Driver,” beat Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu of “Babel,” Bill Condon of “Dreamgirls,” Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, co-directors of “Little Miss Sunshine,” and Stephen Frears of “The Queen.”