2016 Directors Guild Awards Winners: 'The Revenant' Takes Another Big Prize

Lately there have been some shake-ups in the race towards the Academy Awards. Even though The Revenant won Best Drama at the Golden Globes, the Producers Guild gave their award to The Big Short and the Screen Actors Guild gave their top prize to Spotlight. However, the awards love has gone back to the aforementioned Golden Globe winner after the Directors Guild crowned Alejandro G. Iñárritu and The Revenant with the top feature film award.

In addition, the winner of the first-time feature film director award, a new prize this year, went to a most deserving filmmaker. But to find out who that is, you'll have to hit the jump.

Here's the winners for the 2016 Directors Guild Awards:

Feature FilmAlejandro G, Iñárritu, The RevenantOutstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film DirectorAlex Garland, Ex Machina

Alex Garland directed an outstanding, haunting sci-fi thriller for his debut film, and it's nice to see him getting some recognition outside of the Academy Awards, even though the film is certainly worthy of some love from the Academy. It was actually strange to see that Alicia Vikander got a nomination for The Danish Girl instead of Ex Machina, but whatever.

When the Oscars are announced on February 28th, it'll be interesting to see if The Big Short, The Revenant or Spotlight take home Best Picture. All three have a good chance, but maybe Mad Max: Fury Road will come out of nowhere for the glory.

If you want to know who won the other directing awards in television, here's the full list:

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

David Nutter

Game of Thrones, "Mother's Mercy" (HBO)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series

Chris Addison

Veep, "Election Night" (HBO)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Miniseries

Dee Rees

Bessie (HBO)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Matthew Heineman

Cartel Land

The Orchard; A&E Indie Films, Our Time Projects, The Documentary Group, Whitewater Films

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

DonRoy King

Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (NBC)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

Dave Diomedi

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, "Episode #325" (NBC)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs

Adam Vetri

Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge, "Gods of War" (CMT)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials

Andreas Nilsson

(Biscuit Filmworks)

Emily's Oz, Comcast – Goodby, Silverstein & Partners NY

Time Upon A Once, General Electric – BBDO

Dad Song, Old Spice – Wieden + Kennedy

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs KENNY ORTEGA

Descendants (Disney Channel)