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The Golden Globes banquet was cancelled after stars made clear they would stay away in support of the Writers Guild of America strike, and the Oscars may face the same dilemma come Feb

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“Oh, we get two of them,” Ethan Coen said when he and his brother were presented with their trophies.

The Coens were only the second two-person team to win the Directors Guild honor, following Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins for 1961′s “West Side Story.”

“Ethan and I have a bookshelf in our office where we keep various plaques and such that we’ve gotten over the years that we call our ‘ego corner,’” Joel Coen said.

When brother Ethan is having a bad day, he goes over with Windex and silver polish and “spit-shines his medals for an hour or two,” Joel said. “It makes him feel better.

“This is a really big one, in every respect. It’s going to keep him busy.”

As with Martin Scorsese, who as last year’s winner for “The Departed” presented the award to the Coens, the Directors Guild winner almost always goes on to win the same prize at the Oscars.

The fate of the Oscars remains uncertain, though. Writers, who have been on strike for nearly three months, have refused to work on some major awards shows, among them the Golden Globes, whose ceremony was scrapped for lack of stars.

The Coens’ former cinematographer, Barry Sonnenfeld, also was a guild winner. Sonnenfeld, whose films include the “Men in Black” series, won a small-screen prize, receiving the award for television comedy for directing an episode of “Pushing Daisies.”

“Mad Men” earned the TV drama honor for Alan Taylor, while Yves Simoneau won the TV movie award for “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.”

Other TV winners included Glenn P. Weiss for musical variety for “The 61st Annual Tony Awards”; Bertram Van Munster for reality programming for “The Amazing Race”; Paul Hoen for children’s programs for “Jump In”; and Larry Carpenter for daytime serials for “One Life to Live.”

Asger Leth won the documentary honor for “Ghosts of Cite Soleil,” his portrait of two brothers who are gang leaders in a notorious Haitian slum.

Unlike other major honors, such as Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, the DGA ceremony is untelevised, making it a more laid-back gathering of Hollywood’s elite and shielding it from some of the attention the industry’s labor strife has brought to other ceremonies.

The Golden Globes banquet was cancelled after stars made clear they would stay away in support of the Writers Guild of America strike, and the Oscars may face the same dilemma come Feb. 24.

Still, the writers’ strike did cast a pall over the directors’ big night, even though their guild last week negotiated a new contract after just days of meetings with producers. A fair number of Directors Guild members also belong to the writers union, whose strike has shut down TV shows and postponed movies, throwing thousands in the entertainment industry out of work.

Hal Holbrook, nominated for the supporting-actor Oscar for Directors Guild nominee Sean Penn’s “Into the Wild,” said before the Directors Guild awards that the “strike is becoming really dangerous. They’re losing their homes.”

Many in Hollywood hope the Directors Guild deal will help resuscitate talks between writers and producers, whose negotiations broke down Dec. 7, a month after guild members walked off the job.

Director Julian Schnabel (an Academy Award nominee for “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”) said, “If there is an Oscar thing and there is no picket line to walk across and if it happens, 카지노사이트 I will come. It depends what happens. I believe the powers-that-be need to share a little bit.”

Amy Ryan, nominated for best supporting actress for “Gone Baby Gone,” said of the strike, “I hope it ends, but more I hope the writers get their due. I think that at the end of the day it’s more important than a party. But I really hope it works out because I would really like to go to the party. I really want to go to the party!”

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