Coming on the heels of the Writers Guild nominations, the Directors Guild of America President Thomas Schlamme yesterday announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2018.
“To be chosen by one’s peers in a year full of such extraordinary films is the true mark of outstanding directorial achievement,” said Schlamme. “In bringing all elements of the filmmaking process together, each of these directors has demonstrated an exceptional command of the medium, creating excellence for the screen. Congratulations to all of the nominees.”
Bradley Cooper received two nominations for his directorial debut for the Warner Bros. film A Star is Born. he also received a nomination for the First-Time Feature Film category for the critically-acclaimed hit.
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Alfonso Cuarón was also nominated for his semi-autobiographical film, Roma, from Netflix. This is his second DGA Feature Film Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in 2013 for Gravity.
Joining them is Peter Farrelly for Universal’s Green Book, which as an aside is an amazing film. This is his first DGA nomination.
SpikeDDB Executive Creative Director Spike Lee garnered his first DGA nomination for Focus Features BlacKkKlansman.
And even though it currently at 63% on Rotten Tomatoes (The Reel 360 team personally loved it), Adam McKay received his second DGA nomination for the Christian Bale cutting-edge drama Vice from Annapurna. He also received a nomination this year in the Dramatic Series category for Succession.
In addition, the DGA announced the five nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director for 2018.
DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
First-Time Feature Film
The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director for 2018 are (in alphabetical order):
A Star Is Born
(Warner Bros. Pictures)
CARLOS LÓPEZ ESTRADA
A Private War
Sorry to Bother You
DGA nominations are a good indicator as to whom will be nominated for the granddaddy of them all – an Oscar. The winners in all categories will be announced at the 71st Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, February 2, 2019.