The DGA nominations were announced today and the big news will probably be that Ava Duvernay was not nominated for Selma. Though I’m sure that Sasha Stone will claim this is because the Tea Party has somehow taken over Hollywood, others are suggesting that it could be that the majority of the DGA members did not receive a screener for Selma.
(I haven’t seen Selma yet so I can’t say anything about whether it deserves to be nominated or not. I have to admit that it worries me to see how stridently the people at Awards Daily are pushing it because I have a theory that the editor of that site promotes films that she knows won’t be nominated so she’ll have an excuse to be all holier-than-thou as a result. Case in point: the site’s fanatic insistence that David Fincher’s offensively sexist rehash of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was best picture-worthy, which needless to say is an interesting position for someone who claims to be a feminist to take.)
Anyway, here are the directors who were nominated:
Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel
Clint Eastwood for American Sniper
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for Birdman
Richard Linklater for Boyhood
Morten Tyldum for The Imitation Game