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Sam Mendes Wins Golden Globes For Best Director

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Updated January 6, 2020
British film director Sam Mendes poses in the press room with the awards for Best Director – Motion Picture and Best Motion Picture – Drama during the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on January 5, 2020, at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP

 

British filmmaker Sam Mendes on Sunday won a surprise Golden Globe for best director for his war epic “1917,” edging out a top crop of nominees.

The director bested South Korea’s Bong Joon-ho (“Parasite”), Todd Phillips (“Joker”), Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”) and Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”).

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