Martin Scorsese Honored by DGA and Acknowledges Osage Nation's Role in Killers of the Flower Moon

Avi Farah

By Avi Farah

Published February 11, 2024

Renowned director Martin Scorsese was honored by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) on Saturday night with a gold medallion, marking his 13th special medallion from the organization. The event saw Judd Apatow humorously remarking on the frequency of Scorsese's accolades, highlighting the significance of the director's contribution to the film industry.

Gratitude to Osage Nation

During his acceptance speech, Scorsese expressed deep gratitude to the Osage Nation for their pivotal role in the production of 'Killers of the Flower Moon.' He emphasized the impact of his interactions with the community, leading to significant script alterations and the integration of Osage individuals both in front of and behind the camera.

Challenges and Achievements

Scorsese lauded the dedication and resilience of the cast and crew who endured extreme conditions while filming in Oklahoma. The director highlighted the exceptional performances of the actors, including Oscar-nominated Lily Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio, in bringing the harrowing narrative of the Osage murders to life.