Sam Mendes Lands Golden Globe for Best Director for ‘1917’

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Prepare the confetti because it’s officially time to honor the masterminds behind the camera.

Tonight, the 77th annual Golden Globes took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. During the ceremony, Sam Mendes won the award for Best Director (Motion Picture) for 1917.

The filmmaker beat out a worthy group of nominees, including Bong Joon-Ho for Parasite, Todd Phillips for Joker, Martin Scorsese for The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The Golden Globe for Best Director has been around since 1943. Previous winners include Alfonso Cuarón for Roma, Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water, Damien Chazelle for La La Land, Alejandro G. Iñárritu for The Revenant, Richard Linklater for Boyhood, Ben Affleck for Argo, Martin Scorsese for Hugo, David Fincher for The Social Network, James Cameron for Avatar and Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire.

Elia Kazan (Baby Doll, On the Waterfront) currently holds the record for most wins in this category, with a total of four. He’s followed by a five-way tie between Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, David Lean, Miloš Forman and Oliver Stone, who each have three awards.

Congratulations to Mendes and all the deserving nominees!

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...