The Coen Bros. took top honors last night at the DGA awards ceremony for their film No Country for Old Men, beating out Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood), Sean Penn (Into the Wild), Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton) and Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly). Statistically, this usually means there's a pretty good chance Joel and Ethan Coen will win the Oscar as well, however that's not guaranteed. Last time these guys were up for a best directing Oscar, it was 1996 and the film was Fargo. That year, they won for original screenplay but didn't take home the best director statue. You can listen to the Coen Bros. acceptance speech, as well as the press conference backstage over at The Envelope.

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