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The Directors Guild of America on Tuesday unveiled the nominations for its 71st annual DGA Awards in its feature film and first-time feature film categories.
A Star Is Born helmer Bradley Cooper scored two film nominations, for the DGA's top prize of outstanding directorial achievement in feature film 2018 and outstanding directorial achievement of a first-time feature film director for 2018.
Joining Cooper in the outstanding directorial achievement category are Roma's Alfonso Cuaron, Green Book's Peter Farrelly, BlacKkKlansman's Spike Lee and Vice's Adam McKay, with his second nom this year after he on Monday scored a nod on the TV side for helming an episode of HBO's Succession.
The first-time feature film nominees are Eighth Grade's Bo Burnham, Cooper, Blindspotting's Carlos Lopez Estrada, A Private War's Matthew Heineman and Sorry to Bother You's Boots Riley.
The nominations come after Sunday night's Golden Globes saw A Star Is Born almost entirely shut out, except for a best song win, and where Alfonso Cuaron won the Globes' best director prize (Cuaron's Roma also won best foreign-language film), while Green Book was named best motion picture, musical or comedy. The Globes' best motion picture, drama, winner Bohemian Rhapsody, which is credited as being directed by Bryan Singer even though Singer was fired during production, was not nominated for a DGA Award.
There's also a fair amount of overlap between the DGA and WGA feature-film nominations after the latter were announced on Monday.
The DGA on Monday unveiled noms in the categories encompassing TV series, commercials and documentaries.
The TV nominees consist of the usual awards-show suspects, with Emmy and Golden Globe winner The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel scoring two mentions in the comedy series category, for both Amy Sherman-Palladino (who also was nominated last year and won a directing Emmy in September) and Daniel Palladino. They will compete with Donald Glover and Hiro Murai, who each scored mentions for Atlanta, and Bill Hader for Barry.
The drama series field consists of Jason Bateman for Ozark, Lesli Linka Glatter for Homeland, Chris Long for The Americans, McKay for Succession and Daina Reid for The Handmaid's Tale.
Up for best directing in the TV movie/limited series category are Cary Joji Fukunaga for Maniac, David Leveaux and Alex Rudzinski for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Barry Levinson for Paterno, Ben Stiller for Escape at Dannemora and Jean-Marc Vallee for Sharp Objects. Vallee won the category last year for Big Little Lies, while Levinson also was nominated for The Wizard of Lies.
Meanwhile, there was no overlap between the noms for the DGA's documentary award and the WGA's documentary screenplay award, which was revealed earlier Monday. The DGA cited Morgan Neville for Won't You Be My Neighbor?, Ramell Ross for Hale County This Morning, This Evening, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin for Free Solo, Tim Wardle for Three Identical Strangers and Betsy West and Julie Cohen for RBG.
The awards will be handed out at a ceremony set to take place Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Hollywood & Highland Center's Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood.
As previously announced, FX Networks will be honored with the 2019 Diversity Award, in recognition of its commitment to, and leadership in, inclusive hiring in DGA-covered categories, while Don Mischer, a master of directing live TV, has been named the recipient of the DGA’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Television Direction, one of the guild's highest honors.
In addition, Kathleen McGill will receive the DGA's 2019 Frank Capra Achievement Award, which is given to an assistant director or unit production manager in recognition of career achievement in the industry and service to the guild, and Mimi (Marian) Deaton will receive the 2019 Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award, which is given to an associate director or stage manager in recognition of service to the industry and to the guild.
A full list of this year's nominees is below.
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