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As the gears of Hollywood grind steadily onward to Thursday morning’s Oscar nominations, other voting bodies are rushing to get their awards nominations out while people still even remotely care (or, at the very least, pretend to care) about nods that are not of the Oscar gold variety. Which is a not-so-nice way of saying that the Directors Guild of America has just announced their nominations for achievement in directing for 2012 and, damn, if there are not some sick burns within this slim announcement. Of course, some of the nominees – Kathryn Bigelow, Tom Hooper, and Steven Spielberg - are not surprising in the slightest, but the inclusion of Ang Lee certainly gives us pause, and while Ben Affleck‘s first DGA nod is well-deserved, it’s more than a bit jarring to see three major names left off the list. Those directors? No less than Quentin Tarantino, David O. Russell, and »

- Kate Erbland

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