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2022 Directors Guild of America awards nominations announced


Val Kilmer, Tom Cruise, Top Gun: Maverick, Directors Guild of America, Joseph Kosinski
Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick

Just when you thought the Oscar race was getting interesting... it isn't. The Directors Guild of America has announced the nominations for its 2022 awards, with a quintuplet of five major awards contenders all present and correct in the top category. No women, and only one POC; thankfully, the First Time category is a considerably healthier reflection of the best of cinema this year, but then we all know which one of those five will go on to have the biggest moviemaking career, don't we... Winners will be announced on 18 February. Read 'em and weep:


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film

Todd Field (Tar)

Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick)

Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans)


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Sara Dosa (Fire of Love)

Matthew Heineman (Retrograde)

Laura Poitras (All the Beauty and the Bloodshed)

Daniel Roher (Navalny)

Shaunak Sen (All That Breathes)


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Feature Film

Alice Diop (Saint Omer)

Audrey Diwan (Happening)

Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic (Murina)

John Patton Ford (Emily the Criminal)

Charlotte Wells (Aftersun)

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