Directors Guild Film Nominations Show Oscar Leaders

In a year when the Oscar race is packed with popular films with flaws of one sort or another, the Directors Guild of America awards nominations provide a significant signpost of where things are headed. Golden Globe-winner “Bohemian Rhapsody” may be showing strong Guild support, but the DGA, which dictated that Bryan Singer get director credit for the film he left under fire (completed by Dexter Fletcher), did not go there.

The 2018 DGA nominations went to five lead auteur contenders for the Best Picture Oscar: Alfonso Cuaron for “Roma,” his second nomination after DGA-winner “Gravity,” Bradley Cooper for “A Star is Born,” Peter Farrelly for “Green Book,” Spike Lee for “BlacKkKlansman,” and Adam McKay for “Vice.” McKay was also nominated for “The Big Short.”

Cooper also landed a second nomination for first-time director. This marks Lee’s first DGA nomination; he is the fourth African-American director to be nominated for Best Feature by the DGA,
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