Revenant's Inarritu wins top directing award at DGA


Alejandro Inarritu has won the top prize at the Directors Guild of America awards for The Revenant, adding weight to his chances at the Oscars.

The Revenant, starring Leonardo Di Caprio as a frontiersman fighting for survival, leads the Oscars race with 12 nominations, including best director.

Past DGA award winners have often gone on to claim the best director Oscar and the best film category.

Inarritu won the DGA award for Birdman in 2015 and then won the Oscars double.