Directors Guild Nominations Announced

DGA Nominations 2015

The Directors Guild of America has nominated Wes Anderson for “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Clint Eastwood for “America Sniper,” Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for “Birdman,” Richard Linklater for “Boyhood” and Morten Tyldum for “The Imitation Game” for its feature film directing award.

The winner, based on voting by the 15,000 DGA members, will be announced Feb. 7 at the 67th DGA Awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

Key contenders excluded included Ava DuVernay for “Selma,” David Fincher for “Gone Girl” and Christopher Nolan for “Interstellar.” The nominations for Eastwood, his fourth, and Tyldem were the biggest surprises.

It was the first nomination for Anderson, Linklater and Tyldum.

“Couldn’t be more excited to be recognized by my peers,” Tyldum said. “I am thrilled that my fellow directors gave me this honor, and to be in this group of talented artists is overwhelming. I am truly over the moon.”

Eastwood won the DGA trophy in 1992 for “Unforgiven” and in 2004 for “Million Dollar Baby,” and he was nominated in 2003 for “Mystic River.” Inarritu was nominated in 2006 for “Babel.”

Alfonso Cuaron won the DGA award and the directing Oscar last year for his high-tech space thriller  “Gravity.” Ben Affleck won the won the DGA award in 2013 for “Argo”even though he did not receive an Oscar nom — becoming only the seventh DGA winner not to also receive a directing Oscar in the history of the DGA Awards.

Directors make up about 6% of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, which announces its nominations Thursday.

“In a year full of excellent films, DGA members have nominated a stellar group of passionate filmmakers,” said DGA president Barclay. “Inspiring and artistic, these five directors made films that left an indelible impact not only on their fellow directors and members of the director’s team, but on audiences around the world. Congratulations to all of the nominees for their terrific work.”

The DGA will announce its television and documentary nominations on Wednesday.

The full list of nominees and their teams:

WES ANDERSON

The Grand Budapest Hotel

(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

 

Mr. Anderson’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Miki Emmrich
First Assistant Director: Josh Robertson
Second Assistant Director: Ben Howard
This is Mr. Anderson’s first DGA Award nomination.

 

 

CLINT EASTWOOD

American Sniper

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

 

Mr. Eastwood’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Tim Moore
First Assistant Director: David M. Bernstein
Second Assistant Director: Paula Case
Second Second Assistant Director: Clark Credle
First Assistant Director (Morocco Unit): Ahmed Hatimi
Second Assistant Director (Morocco Unit): Yann Mari Faget
Second Second Assistant Directors (Morocco Unit): Andrew Madden, Khalil Zghayou
This is Mr. Eastwood’s fourth DGA Award nomination, all in this category. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Million Dollar Baby in 2004 and for Unforgiven in 1992. He was also nominated in this same category for Mystic River in 2003. Mr. Eastwood was honored with the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in 2006.

 

 

ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

 

Mr. Iñárritu’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Managers: James W. Skotchdopole, Robert Graf
First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn
Second Assistant Director: Amy Lauritsen
Second Second Assistant Director: Catherine Feeny
Location Manager: Joaquin Prange
This is Mr. Iñárritu’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for Babel in 2006. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for “Best Job” (Proctor and Gamble) in 2012.

 

 

RICHARD LINKLATER

Boyhood

(IFC Films)

 

Mr. Linklater’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Cathleen Sutherland
First Assistant Director: Vince Palmo Jr.
Second Assistant Directors: Susana Jasso, Kathleen Tull
Second Second Assistant Directors: Mary Beth Chambers, Brian Franklin
This is Mr. Linklater’s first DGA Award nomination.

 

 

MORTEN TYLDUM

The Imitation Game

(The Weinstein Company)

 

Mr. Tyldum’s Directorial Team:

Production Manager: Suzie Shearer
First Assistant Director: Phil Booth
Second Assistant Director: James Manning
This is Mr. Tyldum’s first DGA Award nomination.

 

 

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  1. Truth says:

    american sniper sucked. boyhood and birdman >>>>>>>>>> american war mongering propaganda piece

  2. elisabettaly says:

    Reblogged this on Filmologìe of monsters and little princesses and commented:
    The DGA will announce its television and documentary nominations on Wednesday.

    The full list of nominees and their teams:

    WES ANDERSON

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

    Mr. Anderson’s Directorial Team:

    Unit Production Manager: Miki Emmrich
    First Assistant Director: Josh Robertson
    Second Assistant Director: Ben Howard
    This is Mr. Anderson’s first DGA Award nomination.

    CLINT EASTWOOD

    American Sniper

    (Warner Bros. Pictures)

    Mr. Eastwood’s Directorial Team:

    Unit Production Manager: Tim Moore
    First Assistant Director: David M. Bernstein
    Second Assistant Director: Paula Case
    Second Second Assistant Director: Clark Credle
    First Assistant Director (Morocco Unit): Ahmed Hatimi
    Second Assistant Director (Morocco Unit): Yann Mari Faget
    Second Second Assistant Directors (Morocco Unit): Andrew Madden, Khalil Zghayou
    This is Mr. Eastwood’s fourth DGA Award nomination, all in this category. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Million Dollar Baby in 2004 and for Unforgiven in 1992. He was also nominated in this same category for Mystic River in 2003. Mr. Eastwood was honored with the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in 2006.

    ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

    Mr. Iñárritu’s Directorial Team:

    Unit Production Managers: James W. Skotchdopole, Robert Graf
    First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn
    Second Assistant Director: Amy Lauritsen
    Second Second Assistant Director: Catherine Feeny
    Location Manager: Joaquin Prange
    This is Mr. Iñárritu’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for Babel in 2006. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for “Best Job” (Proctor and Gamble) in 2012.

    RICHARD LINKLATER

    Boyhood

    (IFC Films)

    Mr. Linklater’s Directorial Team:

    Unit Production Manager: Cathleen Sutherland
    First Assistant Director: Vince Palmo Jr.
    Second Assistant Directors: Susana Jasso, Kathleen Tull
    Second Second Assistant Directors: Mary Beth Chambers, Brian Franklin
    This is Mr. Linklater’s first DGA Award nomination.

    MORTEN TYLDUM

    The Imitation Game

    (The Weinstein Company)

    Mr. Tyldum’s Directorial Team:

    Production Manager: Suzie Shearer
    First Assistant Director: Phil Booth
    Second Assistant Director: James Manning
    This is Mr. Tyldum’s first DGA Award nomination.

  3. Strategerist says:

    Selma will win. It could be a crappy movie, but it’s about America’s racist past, so winning the award will educate/indoctrinate more young people–hence, it’s s shoe-in.

    • Bobba Tribe says:

      It was clear in the article that Selma was not nominated so I will be very surprised if it wins.

    • Al Kirby says:

      Selma will crash – America has been ‘blacked’ out in movies, TV, advertisements, and they sure aren’t interested in a semi-fictional joke like “Selma”.

      Want to see the real history? Watch old news reports, read old newspapers, watch interviews of people who were REALLY there, not another Oompah Windbag feel-sorry-for-us-give-us-more-freebies-and-reparations fantasy.

  4. swissik says:

    The rest of my family saw American Sniper and liked it a lot. I loved the Grand Hotel Budapest which I saw last year sometime. I believe it will soon be known as a cult movie.

  5. cliff says:

    Maybe because Selma has no better production values than a Hallmark movie of the week?
    Or, just because it is about MLK is it supposed to be nominated?

  6. Gerry McAvoy says:

    Maybe “Selma” just isn’t that good a movie…overall..

  7. art says:

    American sniper by far.

  8. John T. says:

    I believe American Sniper is the best film of the year.

  9. carlb says:

    just finished watching american sniper. if clint does not win it;s a shame!

  10. Luna Delgado says:

    American Sniper is by far the best movie in years. Selma is just another sad rewrite of history designed to spread even more hatred. Selma was horrible, face it.

  11. Michael says:

    Selma is one of the best American films in years. American Sniper is a sub par propaganda film, about a lying psychopath, so of course Clint Eastwood was nominated for best Director. I’m a fan of his work, but in no way doe he belong in that company. Ava didn’t give people the white hero, they longed for, and they can’t get past it. Whatever. The Oscar noms will reset the dial Thursday.;)

  12. caligula says:

    finally people are realizing you don’t HAVE to nominate a mediocre movie simply because it features black people.

  13. DGA says:

    No Ava? No problem! Maybe a fantasy about Ferguson or Obama will work,keep scheming girrrl.

  14. Perplexed says:

    selma is nothing more than a propaganda film promoted by leftists to ensure that blacks still get special privileges because of the injustices of the jim crow South. It doesn’t matter that that ended several decades ago in another century. Let’s not confuse things with the facts.

  15. giatny says:

    The left can’t stand that LBJ was depicted honestly. He fought against civil rights for
    2 decades. Contrary to the propaganda it was Republican presidents and Congressmen
    who advance the ball downfield. LBJ caved at the end purely for political reasons, not
    because of a change of heart. He was born a racist and dies a racist.

  16. Machiavelli says:

    Good luck to all the nominees of the films but I really think Boyhood has this won hands down.

  17. machavilli says:

    Since Boyhood is the obvious best film out of them all. I am happy with the choice of nominees. I love Eastwood but the fact that he and the director of Gravity have a few already tells me that the director of Before Sunrise has this won hands down.

  18. I’m glad Oprah was shut out. Perhaps if she hadn’t gotten her paws into Selma, it would have been a better film. I still think she ruined The Butler. As a woman I was looking forward to DuVernay’s nomination, until I heard about all of the revisionism and how she doesn’t want to make a “great white savior” movie. How about a truthful movie about blacks and whites and Jews and whomever else working together for the greater good?

    • Annie says:

      With out the “12 years in the making” novelty, no one would notice boyhood – it was boring with wooden performances – I will never understand the award recognition – ‘the theory of everything’ was amazing and should get recognition

      • Iam Dwall Russ says:

        It’s a directing award. Making it over twelve years is a pretty amazing accomplishment and it seems enough of his peers appreciate the work even if you didn’t. You’ll get him at the People’s Choice Awards.

  19. TOM says:

    The Grand Budapest Hotel is visually superior to Duvernay’s work.
    American Sniper hasn’t been called out for revisionism.
    Credit (blame) Harvey for getting Morten Tyldum in and kicking Duvernay to the curb.
    Birdman and Boyhood – guess great writing makes for greater movies.

  20. kimdi01 says:

    Snub? When something is not good enough to be nominated, why do you call it a “snub?” Just because Oprah has her fingers into the flick does not make it good enough. Qui being the Liberal race baiter.

  21. jerry2286 says:

    Poor Oprah, blatant liberal revisionism, and race baiting just doesn’t bring in the awards like it used to.

  22. David R says:

    So glad the overrated DuVernay was not nominated. Selma looked a lot like a mde-for-TV movie.

  23. michael Anthony says:

    Eastwood and “Sniper”?? A sub par choice from the DGA. (Sorry Peter Jay, but the film is lacking). There were MANY other films and directors that were leagues ahead if “Sniper”.

  24. PETER JAY says:

    Somebody finally has the balls to nominate the outstanding Clint Eastwood and his and Bradley Cooper’s wonderful AMERICAN SNIPER. Unlike the Hollywood Foreign Press and the Screen Actors Guild.

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