Everyone has been saying the Best Director Oscar is a lock for Martin Scorsese since The Departed began to screen about four and a half months ago, so forgive me if I didn’t breathlessly post last night’s news that he’d won the Directors Guild of America feature directing award. Variety’s Dave McNary didn’t exactly indicate a quickened pulse when he wrote that the trophy “underlines Scorsese status as the front-runner for the Best Director Oscar, to be presented 2.25.”