Last night Slumdog Millionaire‘s Danny Boyle won the Directors Guild of America for best director of 2008. I don’t want to go out on a limb, but the industry seems (stressing that word) to have arrived at a consensus winner. Congrats to Boyle and to the Fox Searchlight team for a brilliant marketing job.

I was 35,000 feet in the air when Boyle’s win was announced. I should have caught this in the plane and re-posted straight away but my battery gave out. The airlines all need to offer power outlets to each and every passenger — not just business and first-class.

Note: I chose “Shocker” for a headline before seeing the same on MCN. I’ll stand my ground, won’t back down.