Directors Guild of America announces 2020/21 awards nominations


Han Ye Ri and Steven Yeun in Lee Isaac Chung's Minari
Han Ye Ri and Steven Yeun in Minari

Many hoped/expected that the Directors Guild of America would follow the standard set by some other major awards bodies this season and nominate a majority of female directors for their top award. Alas, they've selected to recognize only two women out of their top five slots, snubbing contenders such as Regina King and Kelly Reichardt in favour of a majority of male directors. Is this your Oscar five then? Kings Regina and Shaka, Paul Greengrass, Darius Marder, Florian Zeller and more still remain strong competitors for nominations in this category, so look for possibly even two or three of the DGA's selections to miss the cut a week today. DGA award winners will be announced on the 10th of April.


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film

Lee Isaac Chung (Minari)

Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)

David Fincher (Mank)

Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw (The Truffle Hunters)

Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed (My Octopus Teacher)

David France (Welcome to Chechnya)

Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss (Boys State)

Benjamin Ree (The Painter and the Thief)


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Feature Film

Radha Blank (The Forty-Year-Old Version)

Fernando Frias (I'm No Longer Here)

Regina King (One Night in Miami)

Darius Marder (Sound of Metal)

Florian Zeller (The Father)

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