Director’s Guild Announces Outstanding Feature Film Director Nominations

Today the Director’s Guild of America announced its nominations for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in feature films 2010. As the DGA nominations are traditionally considered an indicator of who might end up with the Oscar in the same category, these nominations, and the winner, are watched pretty closely.

The nominations are :

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
David Fincher, The Social Network
Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David O. Russell, The Fighter

I’m a little surprised that the Coen brothers were not nominated for True Grit. They’ve won the award before three years ago, for No Country for Old Men, so I thought they may be nominated again this year. I would bet they were choice number six on the list and just didn’t make the cut. Besides, I think Fincher is a lock for this, and probably the Oscar as well, so it’s not such a bad thing.

The winner will be announced at the DGA’s annual awards dinner Jan. 29 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Who do you think will win, and who do you want to win?

  • [A]
    January 10, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    What is David O. Russell doing on that list..? And shame on them for not nominating the Coens

    • Chris Ullrich
      January 11, 2011 at 2:04 am

      Would have liked to see the Coens on the list as well but “The Fighter” was very well directed and they won previously. Maybe the DGA wants to spread the love?

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