DGA Announces 2019 Feature Film Nominees

By Creative Media Times


Directors Guild of America has announced its nominees for 2019 DGA Awards’ Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film. Among those in the running are Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”), Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”), Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”), Adam McKay (“Vice”) and Peter Farrelly (“Green Book”)

“To be chosen by one’s peers in a year full of such extraordinary films is the true mark of outstanding directorial achievement,” said DGA president Thomas Schlamme. “In bringing all elements of the filmmaking process together, each of these directors has demonstrated an exceptional command of the medium, creating excellence for the screen. Congratulations to all of the nominees.”

The list reinforces the fact that the leading contenders continue to be narrowed down, in fact the list is identical with that of the Golden Globes. That best director trophy sent to Alfonso Cuarón.

Cuarón previously won the DGA for “Gravity” five years ago, while McKay was nominated for “The Big Short” three years ago. Its the first for Lee, Farrelly and Cooper who was also nominated for First-Time Feature Film category for his debut directorial effort on “A Star Is Born.”

Also announced were nominees for categories in TV series, commercials and documentaries.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony on Saturday, Feb 2, at the Hollywood & Highland Center’s Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood.

See the list of nominees below:

Best Feature Film Director
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Peter Farrelly, Green Book
Spike Lee, BlackKklansman
Adam McKay, Vice

Best First-Time Feature Film Director
Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Carlos Lopez Estrada, Blindspotting
Matthew Heineman, A Private War
Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You

Best Directing For A Dramatic Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark, “Reparations”
Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland, “Paean To The People”
Chris Long, The Americans, “START”
Adam McKay, Succession, “Celebration”
Daina Reid, The Handmaid’s Tale, “Holly”

Best Directing For A Comedy Series
Donald Glover, Atlanta, “FUBU”
Bill Hader, Barry, “Chapter One”
Hiro Murai, Atlanta, “Teddy Perkins”
Daniel Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “We’re Going To The Catskills!”
Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “All Alone”

Best Directing For TV Movies And Miniseries
Cary Fukunaga, Maniac
David Leveau and Alex Rudzinski, Jesus Christ Superstar
Barry Levinson, Paterno
Ben Stiller, Escape At Dannemora
Jean-Marc Vallée, Sharp Objects

Best Documentary Directing
Morgan Neville, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Ramell Ross, Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, Free Solo
Tim Wardle, Three Identical Strangers
Betsy West and Julie Choen, RBG