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Monday, January 10, 2011

DGA Nominees Announced, Coen Brothers Snubbed

DGA Nominees Announced, Coen Brothers Snubbed
Photo: Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage


The Directors Guild of America will hand out its awards on Saturday, January 29th, the evening prior to the SAG Awards on January 30th.

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When it comes to awards season, box-office phenom True Grit is thought to have been a gainer over the past few weeks, but was that simply a new narrative pushed by a media that's grown weary of The Social Network's dominance? After all, the Directors Guild of America — which gave its DGA Award to Ethan and Joel Coen just three years ago for No Country for Old Men — didn't even include the Coen brothers among the DGA nominees announced this morning. Instead, The Fighter's David O. Russell will be competing against front-runner David Fincher (The Social Network) and his brothers in whiz-bang technique, Christopher Nolan (Inception) and Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), as well as The King's Speech helmer Tom Hooper.

DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for the year 2010 (January 10, 2011)
 



Taylor Hackford - click image for IMDB info
DGA President
Taylor Hackford
LOS ANGELES, CA: Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2010. "2011 marks the 75th anniversary of the DGA, making the celebration of this year's five nominees especially meaningful," said Hackford. "Their inspired films radiate the passion and unique vision of each of these filmmakers, who are about to become part of our Guild's rich history.  My sincerest congratulations to all five nominees."
The winner will be named at the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 29, 2011, at the Grand Ballroom of Hollywood and Highland.

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The nominees are (in alphabetical order):


DARREN ARONOFSKY - click here for IMDB Filmography
DARREN ARONOFSKY
Black Swan
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Mr. Aronofsky’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Jennifer Roth
  • First Assistant Director: Joseph Reidy
  • Second Assistant Director: Amy Lauritsen
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Travis Rehwaldt               
  • Location Manager: Ronnie Kupferwasser                                                                   
This is Mr. Aronofsky’s first DGA Feature Film Award Nomination.


David Fincher - click here for IMDB Filmography
DAVID FINCHER
The Social Network
(Columbia Pictures)
Mr. Fincher’s Directorial Team:
  • Unit Production Manager: JoAnn Perritano
  • First Assistant Director: Bob Wagner
  • Second Assistant Director: Allen Kupetsky
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Maileen Williams
This is Mr. Fincher’s second DGA Feature Film Award nomination.  He was previously nominated for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in 2008.  He previously won the DGA Commercial Award for Speed Chain (Nike), Gamebreakers (Nikegridiron.com), and Beauty for Sale (Xelibri Phones) in 2003 and was nominated in that category again in 2008.


TOM HOOPER - click here for IMDB Filmography
TOM HOOPER
The King’s Speech
(The Weinstein Co.)
Mr. Hooper’s Directorial Team:
  • Production Manager: Erica Bensly
  • First Assistant Director: Martin Harrison
  • Second Assistant Director: Chris Stoaling
This is Mr. Hooper’s first DGA Feature Film Award Nomination.  He was previously nominated for the DGA Award for Movies for Television/Miniseries for John Adams in 2008.


CHRISTOPHER NOLAN - click here for IMDB Filmography
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN
Inception
(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Mr. Nolan’s Directorial Team:
  • Unit Production Manager: Jan Foster
  • First Assistant Director: Nilo Otero
  • Second Assistant Director: Brandon Lambdin
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Greg Pawlik
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Lauren Pasternack                                                                 
This is Mr. Nolan’s third DGA Feature Film Award nomination.  He was previously nominated for The Dark Knight in 2008 and for Memento in 2001.


DAVID O. RUSSELL- click here for IMDB Filmography
DAVID O. RUSSELL
The Fighter
(Paramount Pictures
and The Weinstein Co.)
Mr. Russell’s Directorial Team:
  • Unit Production Manager: Mark Kamine
  • First Assistant Director: Michele Ziegler
  • Second Assistant Director: Xanthus Valan
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Timothy Blockburger                    
This is Mr. Russell’s first DGA Feature Film Award nomination.


DGA Award Medallion The DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film has traditionally been one of the industry's most accurate barometers for who will win the Best Director Academy Award.
Only six times since the DGA Awards began in 1948 has the Feature Film winner not gone on to win the corresponding Academy Award.

The six exceptions are as follows:
The winner in the Feature Film category will be announced at the 63rd Annual DGA Awards dinner and ceremony on Saturday evening, January 29, 2011, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

For more information or press inquiries please contact:
Sahar Moridani at Directors Guild of America 310-289-5333
The deadline to apply for a credential is Friday, January 14, 2011.
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