Director’s Guild Announces Their 2008 Nominees

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Directors Guild of America President Michael Apted today announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2007.

The nominees are as follows:

  • Paul Thomas Anderson for There Will be Blood
  • Joel and Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men
  • Tony Gilroy for Michael Clayton
  • Sean Penn for Into the Wild
  • Julian Schnabel for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The DGA likes to boast about how only six times since the DGA Awards began in 1949 has the winner not gone on to win the corresponding Academy Award.

I guess this means that in all likelihood when the winner is named at the 60th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 26, 2008, we will know who the Oscar is going to. Who has their money on the Coen brothers?

The biggest shock for me is the absence of Joe Wright for his direction of Atonement. I guess that prognostication record will be put to the test in my case, because Wright was my front-runner for the Oscar.

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