2019 Directors Guild of America award nominations announced


Roman Griffin Davis and Taika Waititi in Jojo Rabbit

Full details of all the Directors Guild of America's movie award nominees are now live! The DGA was widely expected to recognize Bong Joon Ho, Sam Mendes, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino in its top category, but whom else? Noah Baumbach? Greta Gerwig? Todd Phillips? Alas, they went with Jojo Rabbit's Taika Waititi, unfortunately thereby ensuring that, once again, no women compete for their premier honour.


Elsewhere, women make up exactly half of all nominees, which would be more promising were there any evidence that support in Documentary or First-Time Feature led to similar support for female directors in the top slate.


The DGA awards will be held this year on the 25th of January.


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film

Bong Joon Ho (Parasite)

Sam Mendes (1917)

Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)

Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood)

Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit)


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert (American Factory)

Feras Fayyad (The Cave)

Alex Holmes (Maiden)

Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov (Honeyland)

Wang Nan Fu and Zhang Jia Ling (One Child Nation)


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Feature Film

Mati Diop (Atlantics)

Alma Har'el (Honey Boy)

Melina Matsoukas (Queen & Slim)

Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz (The Peanut Butter Falcon)

Joe Talbot (The Last Black Man in San Francisco)


Frank Capra Achievement Award

DUNCAN S. HENDERSON


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