The Directors Guild of America awarded its highest honor, the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, to Danny Boyle for SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE at its 61st annual awards dinner in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 31st. The prize is often an accurate indicator of who will land the Oscar for directing as 55 of the 60 past DGA Award winners also went on to win the Academy Award for directing. Dev Patel and Freida Pinto were among the numerous presenters at the awards gala joining Hollywood actors such as Sean Penn, Christian Bale, and Jodie Foster. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is the eighth feature film directed by Boyle following such hits as Trainspotting and 28 Days Later. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE has now won the top prize from the Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, Producers Guild of America, Golden Globes, and Critics' Choice Awards.