Thursday, January 7, 2010

Directors Guild of America Nominations

Those of you who were expecting Clint Eastwood to pick up his fourth directing nomination of the decade (he is currently tied with Martin Scorsese and Stephen Daldry with 3 each) or a newcoming director to receive a nomination (Neill Blomkamp, Oren Moverman, Tom Ford or Scott Cooper to name a few), you may be disappointed as all the favorites have been nominated for the Directors Guild of America award for Best Director of the year. Kathryn Bigelow is currently the favorite to win for The Hurt Locker as she literally swept the award season in the category. Joining her are James Cameron for the sci-fi epic Avatar, Jason Reitman for the amazing dramedy Up In the Air, Quentin Tarantino for the fan favorite Inglourious Basterds and making history as the first African-American to receive a DGA nomination is Lee Daniels for the family drama Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire. If he receives an Oscar nomination, he would be the second African-American in Academy history to be nominated (John Singleton was the first in 1992 for Boyz N the Hood. He was also the youngest to be nominated at 24.) If Bigelow wins she would be the first woman to receive the award so this might be a historic year for directing.

What do you think?

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