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Directors Guild of America (DGA) Nominate Clint Eastwood, Wes Anderson, Morten Tyldum and more


The Directors Guild of America (DGA) has chosen Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Clint Eastwood (American Sniper), Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman), Richard Linklater (Boyhood) and Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) as the best directors of a feature film for 2014.

While the first four were more easy to predict, the case for Morten Tyldum was definitely more up in the air. After missing out on Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for best director he was holding on by a thread here. We could have seen Ava DuVernay (Selma), David Fincher (Gone Girl) or even James Marsh or Damien Chazelle for The Theory of Everything and Whiplash, respectively. They both received BAFTA directing nominations last week.

The nominees:

Clint Eastwood, American Sniper

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Anderson, Linklater, and Tyldum are all first-time DGA nominees, Today marks Eastwood’s fourth nomination and Iñárritu’s third. The winner will be announced at the 67th Annual DGA Awards dinner on February 7th at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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