Gerwig & Peele Finally Get Love At DGA

The Director’s Guild of America has revealed their nominations for the best achievement in directing for 2017 and has avoided the minor controversy that has blown up this week about the lack of recognition for female directors at the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs.

Guillermo del Toro for “The Shape of Water” and Greta Gerwig for “Lady Bird”, Martin McDonagh for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Christopher Nolan for “Dunkirk” and Jordan Peele for “Get Out” are all up for the big award of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film.

For the Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director award there’s Geremy Jasper for “Patti Cake$,” William Oldroyd for “Lady Macbeth,” Taylor Sheridan for “Wind River,” Aaron Sorkin for “Molly’s Game” and again Jordan Peele for “Get Out”.

In Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary it’s Ken Burns & Lynn Novick for “The Vietnam War,” Bryan Fogel for “Icarus,” Matthew Heineman for “City of Ghosts,” Steve James for “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” and Errol Morris for “Wormwood”.

On the TV front “Game of Thrones” dominated the proceedings with “Godless,” “Stranger Things,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Master of None,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Veep,” “Silicon Valley,” “Big Little Lies,” “Story of a Girl,” “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” and “The Wizard of Lies” also scoring noms.

The 2018 DGA Awards winners will be announced on February 3rd at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

Source: DGA