Saturday's DGA award for the female boxing drama, combined with Eastwood winning the Golden Globe two weeks ago for best director, gives him the best chance for an Oscar, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.
Since 1949, the DGA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have disagreed six times for best director of a movie.
The 57th annual DGA ceremony was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, with Carl Reiner serving as master of ceremonies for the 19th time.
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