It’s typical. You wait ages for an announcement of movie award nominations, and then two come along at once. Hot on the heels of this mornings BAFTA nominations, the nominations for the Directors Guild of America (DGA) annual prize has been announced.
The guild has named Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave, which is pictured above), Martin Scorsese (Wolf of Wall Street), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity) and David O Russell (American Hustle) as its nominees, which is the exact list of nominees for the BAFTA Best Director award, and with the exception of Wolf Of Wall Street, the same list of nominees for the BAFTA Best Film award.
More than one of these directors needs to stock up on Brasso polish, as it looks like they are in for a hefty batch of awards this year, and that’s even before the Oscars are announced. If tradition continues, the winner of the Oscar has been the DGA winner on all but seven occasions stretching back to the DGA’s beginnings in 1948. The winner will be announced at the 66th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday the 25th of January at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.