DGA nominees announced: PTA, Spielberg make the cut


Cooper Hoffman, Licorice Pizza, Paul Thomas Anderson, Directors Guild of America
Cooper Hoffman in Licorice Pizza

At long last restoring some sanity to today's slew of wretched guild award nominations, the Directors Guild of America has declared the nominees for its feature film categories. Declaring their support for West Side Story after its ACE Eddie Award miss, and not only devoting two thirds of its First-Time nominations to female directors but including two women of colour, their 2021 picks are easily the superior noms of this mammoth awards season day. The below Documentary nominees were announced earlier in the week. Winners will be revealed on the 12th of March.


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film

Paul Thomas Anderson (LICORICE PIZZA)

Kenneth Branagh (BELFAST)

Jane Campion (THE POWER OF THE DOG)

Steven Spielberg (WEST SIDE STORY)

Denis Villeneuve (DUNE)


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (THE RESCUE)

Jessica Kingdon (ASCENSION)

Stanley Nelson (ATTICA)

Raoul Peck (EXTERMINATE ALL THE BRUTES)

Questlove (SUMMER OF SOUL (...OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED))


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Feature Film

Maggie Gyllenhaal (THE LOST DAUGHTER)

Rebecca Hall (PASSING)

Tatiana Huezo (PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN)

Lin-Manuel Miranda (TICK, TICK...BOOM!)

Michael Sarnoski (PIG)

Emma Seligman (SHIVA BABY)

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