Damien Chazelle (left), winner of the Best Director in a Feature Film Award for La La Land, poses with last year's winner, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, at the 69th annual Directors’ Guild Awards on Saturday. Photo: AFP

La La Land’s Damien Chazelle wins Directors Guild prize as politicised awards season continues

La La Land cements front-runner status for Oscar glory, as awards ceremony attendees assume politicised stances in opposition to Trump presidency

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Damien Chazelle (left), winner of the Best Director in a Feature Film Award for La La Land, poses with last year's winner, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, at the 69th annual Directors’ Guild Awards on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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