The Directors Guild of America has announced its nominated directors for the 68th DGA Awards, omitting a few award season favorites, but ultimately leaving out any and all surprises.

Just days before the 88th Academy Awards nominations are announced, it looks as if The Revenant is building the right steam for a possible late-season Oscar run. And, it's safe to say, the Academy may feel a little less about Bridge of Spies than BAFTA, as the period piece failed to earn a nomination for Steven Spielberg.

As for "smaller" films, the prestigious, arthouse drama Carol was also left without a nod for its director Todd Haynes. This could prove futile to the flick's award season chances, once seen as much a golden image as any other bigger player.

And, count Mad Max: Fury Road as more than just a critical darling. The actioner picked up a much-needed director nom for George Miller, all but securing it as a top Oscar contender.

Complete list of nominees:

The Revenant

Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Drew Locke, James W. Skotchdopole, Doug Jones
  • First Assistant Director: Scott Robertson
  • Second Assistant Directors: Megan M. Shank, Matthew Haggerty, Jeremy Marks
  • Unit Production Manager: Gabriela Vazquez (Argentina, California, and Montana Unit)
  • First Assistant Director: Adam Somner (Argentina, California, and Montana Unit)
  • Second Assistant Directors: Trevor R. Tavares, Jasmine Marie Alhambra (Argentina, California, and Montana Unit)
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Brett Robinson, Kasia Trojak (Argentina, California, and Montana Unit)


Directorial Team:
  • Unit Production Managers: D.J. Carson, Michael Bederman
  • First Assistant Director: Walter Gasparovic
  • Second Assistant Director: Penny Charter
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Danielle Blumstein (Boston Unit)
  • First Assistant Director: Christo Morse (Boston Unit)
  • Second Assistant Directors: Conte Matal, Kristina Mariko Peterson, Annie Tan, Andrea O'Connor (Boston Unit)
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Phil Robinson, Mark Romanelli (Boston Unit)
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Scooter Perrotta (Boston Unit)
The Big Short

Directorial Team:
  • Unit Production Manager: Louise Rosner
  • First Assistant Director: Matt Rebenkoff
  • Second Assistant Director: Amy Lauritsen
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Cali Pomes
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Josh Muzaffer (New York Unit)
  • Location Manager: Michael Kriaris
Mad Max: Fury Road

Directorial Team:
  • Unit Production Manager: Dean Hood
  • First Assistant Director: PJ Voeten
  • Second Assistant Directors: Samantha Smith, Wendy Croad, Chris O'Hara
  • Second Assistant Directors: Eddie Thorne (Sydney Unit), Emma Jamvoid (Sidney Unit)
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Danielle Blake (Sydney Unit), Jashua Watkins (Sydney Unit)
The Martian

Directorial Team:
  • Unit Production Managers: Francesca Cingolani, Miklos Toth
  • First Assistant Director: Raymond Kirk
  • Second Assistant Directors: Sarah Hood, Bogi Moricz
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Nick Thomas

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