Helmers’ roast at DGA Awards

Event was hosted by Kelsey Grammer

The Directors Guild of America Awards provided plenty of comic breaks during Saturday’s three-hour ceremony — none funnier than when Martin Short introduced Steven Spielberg.

“‘It is more than a thrill to be here — it is an obligation,” Short said. “Tonight we honor Steven for his magnificent movie ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.'”

At the podium, Spielberg responded, “When you tell your assistant to contact Marty about presenting you with the DGA medallion, you just assume she knows you’re talking about Marty Scorsese.”

Kelsey Grammer hosted for the second straight year, noting, “This is a celebration of the art and craft of directing — hence, the open bar.”

Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway gave an amusing tribute to their “Les Miserables” director. “Believe us when we say that Tom Hooper is absolutely batshit crazy,” Jackman said.

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