LA Weekend Roundup: Inside the 2017 DGA Awards

Damien Chazelle, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling attend the La La Land hand and foot ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theater
Damien Chazelle, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling attend the La La Land hand and foot ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theater

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Unsurprisingly, La La Land‘s Damien Chazelle won the Directors Guild of America’s biggest trophy of the night— the top feature film award—on Saturday, besting Garth Davis (Lion), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea) and Denis Villeneuve (Arrival). The full winners list includes:

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film

Damien Chazelle – “La La Land”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director for 2016

Garth Davis – “Lion”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

Miguel Sapochnik – “Game of Thrones,” “The Battle of the Bastards

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Miniseries

Steven Zaillian – “The Night Of,” “The Beach”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series

Becky Martin – “Veep,” “Inauguration”

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

Don Roy King – “Saturday Night Live,” “Host: Dave Chappelle

Variety/Talk/News/Sports (Specials)

Glenn Weiss – The 70th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs

J. Rupert Thompson – “American Grit,” “The Finale – Over the Falls”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs

Tina Mabry – “An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials

Derek Cianfrance

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Ezra Edelman – “O.J.: Made in America”

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Designer Rebecca Minkoff took over The Grove over the weekend with a slew of celebrities inlcuding Aimee Song (Song of Style), Angela Sarafyan (Westworld), AnnaLynne McCord (90210), Beth Riesgraf (Leverage), Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool), Cameron Richardson (Alvin and the Chipmunks), Camila Alves (Model), Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Coco Rocha (Model), Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage), Erika Chirstensen (Parenthood), Isabella Giannulli (Every Christmas Has a Story), Janina Gavankar (Sleepy Hollow), Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time), Jessica Stam (Agent Orange), Jessica Szohr (Kingdom), Katie Cassidy (Arrow), Keke Palmer (Scream Queens), Laura Marano (Austin & Ally), Lauren Conrad (TV Personality), Nasim Pedrad (New Girl), Olivia Giannulli (YouTube Personality), Pyper America (Model), Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story), Teala Dunn (YouTube Personality) and Victoria Justice (Victorious) for her “See Now, Buy Now” Spring 2017 Fashion Show. Not only did she show her spring collection, but it was shoppable immediately after. In addition, the experiential day of retail includeed yoga in the park, wine tasting and a Rebecca Minkoff pop-up shop, as well as beauty and hair activations.

Those who couldn’t get tickets for LACMAs amazing art installation, Rain Room, that allowed guests to walk through the rain without getting wet are now in luck: it’s now a permanent part of the museum’s collection thanks to a rather generous gift by Restoration Hardware. “Since we originally discovered and commissioned the first edition of Random International’s Rain Room in 2012, we knew instantly how special and inspiring this remarkable work of art was and have been overwhelmed with how it has captivated audiences around the world,” says Gary Friedman, RH Chairman & CEO. “To us, Rain Room is a reflection of creative courage, trust, and a belief that all of us have the ability to affect any environment we choose to step into. After Rain Room‘s incredible success at MoMA in New York and its unprecedented 15-month run at LACMA, we are proud to donate the piece to LACMA’s collection, giving it a permanent home and continuing to inspire those who encounter it.”

Denzel Washington, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams and Casey Affleck were just some of the A-list names that descended upon Santa Barbara over the weekend to attend the 2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which celebrated the best in film (as well as many Oscar nominees) over the weekend.