Todd Phillips did not pick up a DGA nomination but fear not Joker fans. The film did pick a nomination from the PGA.
Uncut Gems has now been snubbed by the SAG, the DGA, and the PGA so I’m going to assume that it’s Oscar chances are pretty much dead. It was one of my favorite films of the year but, at the same time, I can also understand why some people might not share my feelings.
JoJo Rabbit, on the other hand, has been nominated by the DGA, PGA, and the SAG so it’s definitely a stronger contender than some have been giving it credit for being.
Anyway, here are the 2019 Director’s Guild nominations!
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director
Mati Diop, Atlantics
Alma Har’el, Honey Boy
Melina Matsoukas, Queen & Slim
Joe Talbot, The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz, The Peanut Butter Falcon