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The Best Directors of the Year! See Complete DGA Awards Nominees!

The Directors Guild of America has announced the nominees for the 68th annual DGA Awards! Missing were Todd Haynes ("Carol") and Steven Spielberg for "Bridge of Spies." But I'm very happy that George Miller for "Mad Max: Fury Road" got in. While we're in the subject of sequel, apparently, the DGA felt that J.J. Abrams is not worthy...yet...for a nod!

But this year's awards offer a bunch of newbies like Tom McCarthy ("Spotlight"), Adam McKay ("The Big Short"), and Miller. Meanwhile, Ridley Scott has been nominated three times before but never won for "Thelma and Louise" in 1991, "Gladiator" in 2000, and "Black Hawk Down" in 2001. Let's see if "The Martian" will do the trick and get Ridley his DGA! By the way, he hasn't won an Oscar either and he was nominated for those movies too!

Winners will be announced on Feb. 6th. Here's your complete list of nominees
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Here Are the 2015 DGA Awards Film Nominees

Fresh off its impressive haul at the Golden Globes the weekend, "The Revenant" is poised to nab yet another statuette with a nomination for a Directors Guild of America Award.

The DGA announced its annual slate of honorees for outstanding directorial achievement on Tuesday, and "Revenant" director Alejandro G. Inarritu was among the five nominees. Inarritu also won the DGA award last year, for 2014's "Birdman," and with the new momentum from "The Revenant"'s Globes wins, the director looks like an early favorite to repeat.

The rest of the nominees were rounded out by Tom McCarthy ("Spotlight"), Adam McKay ("The Big Short"), George Miller ("Mad Max: Fury Road"), and Ridley Scott ("The Martian"). In addition to those names, the DGA also included a new category this year, honoring directors who helmed their first feature films in 2015.

"There's a first time for every feature filmmaker, but not every first time
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Sam Kekovich gets Lambnesia in this year’s Mla Australia Day campaign

Meat & Livestock Australia’s front man Sam Kekovich suffers a head injury which causes him to hallucinate about rugby players in tutus, getting his fingernails painted and dancing Gangnam Style in this year’s Australia Day campaign.

Kekovich tells viewers that he is suffering from “Lambnesia” which causes symptoms of unAustralianess.

The scene was set for the campaign with Ten uploading a video to its YouTube channel last week which appeared to show Kekovich being injured by a misdirected cricket ball during a live cross with weatherman Tim Bailey.

The reveal was due to take place on Seven’s Today Tonight yesterday evening, but the network extended its news bulletin to cover the bush fires emergency, with Kekovich appearing on Sunrise this morning.

The ad retains Kekovich’s signature rant to camera. The campaign, from creative agency Bmf, aims to drive consumers to a website where they are invited to
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DGA Nominations Honor Steven Spielberg, Ben Affleck And More

Every year, the Director’s Guild of America does incredibly well in acting as an indicator for the Best Director Academy Award. Their nominations usually match up to what the Academy chooses and more often than not, so does their winner. This year, the Guild is honouring Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Tom Hooper, Ang Lee and Steven Spielberg with nominations.

While those are all excellent choices, there are some very obvious omissions. David O. Russell anyone? What about Quentin Tarantino? Django Unchained and Silver Linings Playbook are two of the year’s best films and if I was voting, I would put Russell and Tarantino in over Hooper and Lee. But that’s just my opinion. I would also say that Paul Thomas Anderson deserves to be up there more than Ben Affleck does.

You can check out the full list below but as we wait to hear who the Guild will choose,
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Directors Guild Awards Nominees

Sorry Quentin Tarantino ("Django Unchained"), David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook"), and Wes Anderson ("Moonrise Kingdom"), your films are critically well-received but the Directors Guild chose to honor Ben Affleck ("Argo"), Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Tom Hooper ("Les Miserables"), Ang Lee ("Life of Pi"), and Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln").

Who will win? We'll find out the winner of the 65th Annual Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award on Saturday, February 2nd.

Here's the complete list of nominees; for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:

Ben Affleck

Argo

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Mr. Affleck.s Directorial Team:

· Unit Production Manager: Amy Herman

· First Assistant Director: David Webb

· Second Assistant Director: Ian Calip

· Second Second Assistant Directors: Clark Credle, Gavin Kleintop

· First Assistant Director (Turkey Unit): Belkis Turan

This is Mr. Affleck.s first DGA Feature Film Award nomination.

Kathryn Bigelow

Zero Dark Thirty

(Columbia Pictures)

Ms. Bigelow.s Directorial
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Directors Guild Award Nominations Announced

A strong indicator of who will win the Best Director Oscar in February has arrived this afternoon, as The Directors Guild of America has released nominees for its 2013 awards.

Four DGA and Oscar-directing winners and one newcomer were nominated for the 65th annual award for directorial achievement in feature film for 2012.

The only newcomer is Ben Affleck, who landed his first Directors Guild film award nomination for Iran hostage thriller Argo.

Four past winners of the DGA Award are Kathryn Bigelow, nominated for Zero Dark Thirty; Tom Hooper, Les Miserables; Ang Lee, Life of Pi; and 11-time nominee Steven Spielberg, Lincoln.

Among the directors absent from the list this year are previous DGA Award nominees: Django Unchained’s Quentin Tarantino, Silver Linings Playbook’s David O. Russell, The Master’s Paul Thomas Anderson along with Moonrise Kingdom’s Wes Anderson.

DGA members are often members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Science.
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DGA Nominees Announced; Hooper, Bigelow, Spielberg, Lee, Affleck Make List

On January 8, 2013, DGA President Taylor Hackford announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2012.

The nominees are (in alphabetical order):

Ben Affleck

Argo

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Mr. Affleck.s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Amy Herman

First Assistant Director: David Webb

Second Assistant Director: Ian Calip

Second Second Assistant Directors: Clark Credle, Gavin Kleintop

First Assistant Director (Turkey Unit): Belkis Turan

This is Mr. Affleck.s first DGA Feature Film Award nomination.

Kathryn Bigelow

Zero Dark Thirty

(Columbia Pictures)

Ms. Bigelow.s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Colin Wilson

First Assistant Director: David A. Ticotin

Second Assistant Directors: Ben Lanning, Sarah Hood

First Assistant Director (Jordan Unit): Scott Robertson

Second Assistant Directors (Jordan Unit): Jonas Spaccarotelli, Yanal Kassay

Second Second Assistant Director (Jordan Unit): Tarek Afifi

Unit Production Manager (India Unit): Rajeev Mehra

This is Ms.
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Directors Guild of America Announces Nominees…

  • Hollywoodnews.com
Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2012. “DGA members have chosen an incredibly rich and varied group of filmmakers to nominate for this year?s Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award. These directors represent the highest standard of filmmaking, and their films are a testament to artistic achievement, innovative storytelling and the passion that filmmakers share with their audiences,” said Hackford. “Being nominated by their peers is what makes this award particularly meaningful for directors, and I congratulate all of the nominees for their outstanding work.” The winner will be named at the 65th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The nominees are (in alphabetical order): Ben Affleck Argo (Warner Bros. Pictures) Mr. Affleck?s Directorial Team: · Unit Production Manager: Amy Herman
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