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2018 DGA Awards Nominees Include Jordan Peele, Greta Gerwig, Guillermo del Toro, More
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Guillermo del Toro Directing The Shape of Water

Awards season is already in full swing with the HFPA having awarded the Golden Globes this past weekend, and the LAOFCS announcing their winners last month. Often times, they are an indicator of who will end up being nominated or winning an Academy Award. However, actors, writers, producers, and directors in respective guilds and societies have their own awards that recognize its members. We’ve already seen nominations from SAG, WGA, and PGA, and now the Directors Guild of America have released their own nominees for film and TV.

Among those honored are Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water, Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird, Jordan Peele for Get Out, and Aaron Sorkin for Molly’s Game. There’s also Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk and Martin McDonagh for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Check out the full list below.

Here are the nominees for directors in film.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film

Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird
Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
Jordan Peele – Get Out

Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director

Geremy Jasper – Patti Cake$
William Oldroyd – Lady Macbeth
Jordan Peele – Get Out
Taylor Sheridan – Wind River
Aaron Sorkin – Molly’s Game

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Ken Burns & Lynn Novick – The Vietnam War
Bryan Fogel – Icarus
Matthew Heineman – City of Ghosts
Steve James – Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Errol Morris – Wormwood

I won’t knock the DGA for recognizing Greta Gerwig, something the HFPA wouldn’t do, but you’d think the DGA would honor her with the Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director just like Jordan Peele. He also was recognized for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film. However, at least she got top honors, which could end up helping her get a nom for Best Directing at the Academy Awards.

Now here are the nominees for TV.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series
The Duffer Brothers – Stranger Things, “Chapter Nine: The Gate”
Reed Morano – The Handmaid’s Tale, “Offred”
Jeremy Podeswa – Game of Thrones, “The Dragon and the Wolf”
Matt Shakman – Game of Thrones, “The Spoils of War”
Alan Taylor – Game of Thrones, “Beyond the Wall”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series
Aziz Ansari – Master of None, “The Thief”
Mike Judge – Silicon Valley, “Server Error”
Melina Matsoukas – Master of None, “Thanksgiving”
Bethany McCarthy-Miller – Veep, “Chicklet”
Amy Sherman-Palladino – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series
Scott Frank – Godless
Barry Levinson – The Wizard of Lies
Kyra Sedgwick – Story of a Girl
Jean-Marc Valée – Big Little Lies
George C. Wolfe – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

[Source: DGA]

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