The last of the major Oscar prognosticators have trickled in. Martin Scorsese won the Director’s Guild Award, which solidifies his front-runner status for the Oscar. For Best Original Screenplay, the Writer’s Guild picked Little Miss Sunshine, beating out, among others, fellow Best Picture nominees Babel and The Queen. Best Adapted Screenplay went to The Departed.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts gave its Best Film award to The Queen and its Best British Film Award to The Last King of Scotland — somewhat bizarre, since both films were nominated in both categories.