Directors Guild Film Nominations Set: ‘A Star Is Born’, ‘Roma’, ‘Green Book’, ‘BlacKkKlansman’, ‘Vice’

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The Directors Guild has announced nominees for outstanding directing in a film for 2018, along with its annual first-time director noms. This year’s list includes a double mention for Bradley Cooper, who made his directorial debut with Warner Bros’ musical drama A Star Is Born, and Spike Lee, who gets his first DGA nom ever for Focus Features’ BlacKkKlansman. That may be a shocking statistic about Lee, but he has also never been nominated for the directing Oscar either. This year reps his best chance to break that curse.

The list, which also includes Alfonso Cuarón for Roma, Peter Farrelly for Green Book and Adam McKay for Vice, does not contain huge surprises but it is especially important as the guild has been a savvy prognosticator on who will be the eventual Oscar winner — in fact it has differed only seven times since the DGA started giving awards in 1949. Interestingly
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