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The Directors Guild of America announced their nominations for best director on Thursday. The five nominees include "The Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow, "Avatar" director James Cameron, "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" director Lee Daniels, "Up in the Air" director Jason Reitman and "Inglourious Basterds" director Quentin Tarantino. The winner will be announced at the DGA awards ceremony on January 30th.
This year marks the first nomination for Bigelow, Daniels and Reitman. Cameron was nominated and won once before for "Titantic" in 1998. Tarantino was nominated in 1994 for "Pulp Fiction" but Robert Zemeckis took home the award that year for "Forest Gump."
View MakingOf's exclusive interview with nominee Kathryn Bigelow - http://makingof.com/insiders/media/kathryn/bigelow/director-kathryn-bigelow-discusses-the-hurt-locker/247/879
View MakingOf's exclusive interview with nominee Jason Reitman - http://makingof.com/happening_now/media/up-in-the-air/jason-reitman-describes-his-intentions-on-set/99/858
The complete list of nominated directing teams is listed below:
7 January 2010 2:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Kathryn Bigelow, director of "The Hurt Locker," also contributed to the diverse array of nominees announced Thursday, becoming just the seventh woman to be singled out in the DGA's feature film category.
The two will contend for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film with James Cameron, nominated for "Avatar"; Jason Reitman, who booked a ticket to the awards ceremony with"Up in the Air"; and Quentin Tarantino, who made the cut with "Inglourious Basterds."
The winner will be announced at the 62nd annual DGA Awards on Jan. 30 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City.
"Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push" by Sapphire" has been something of a Cinderella story ever since it first debuted at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. »
- By Gregg Kilday
Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker"), James Cameron ("Avatar"), Lee Daniels ("Precious"), Jason Reitman ("Up in the Air"), and Quentin Tarantino ("Inglourious Basterds") will duke it out for the much coveted DGA Awards trophy.
Here are some fun facts:
*** Daniels is the first African-American to be nominated
*** Bigelow is the 7th female to be nominated
*** Tarantino was nominated in 1994 for "Pulp Fiction"
*** This is the first for Bigelow, Daniels, and Reitman
The winner has a strong chance to wear the Oscar crown as well! I have a sneaky feeling that Bigelow will win! But we all have to wait Jan. 30th to find out the winner of the 62nd annual DGA awards.
Here's the full list of nominees:
Ms. Bigelow's Directorial Team:
. Unit Production Manager: Tony Mark
. First Assistant Director: David Ticotin
. First Assistant Director (Canadian »
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