The Directors Guild of America announced their film award nominations today. The nominees in the group's TV and commercial categories will be announced later this week and documentary nominees next Monday.
Among the group of directing teams nominated, the Oscar "frontrunners" were present. Gravity's Alfonso Cuaron and 12 Years a Slave's Steve McQueen seem to be destined for Oscar nods at this point. The Wolf of Wall Street's Martin Scorsese received his 11th nomination from the group (he won the prize for his The Departed back in 2007).
Winners will be announced January 25 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. It's important to note that more times than not the five DGA nominees turn out to be very close to the five Oscar nominees. This doesn't bode too well for Her's Spike Jonze.
Here's a full list of nominees:
(in alphabetical order)
Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Cuaron's Directorial Team:
- Unit Production Manager: David Siegel (Arizona Unit)
- First Assistant Directors: Josh Robertson, Stephen Hagen (Arizona Unit)
- Second Assistant Director: Ben Howard
Captain Phillips (Columbia Pictures)
Greengrass' Directorial Team:
- Unit Production Managers: Todd Lewis, Gregory Goodman
- First Assistant Director: Chris Carreras
- Second Assistant Directors: Nick Shuttleworth, Mark S. Constance
12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
McQueen's Directorial Team:
- Unit Production Manager: Anthony Katagas
- First Assistant Director: Doug Torres
- Second Assistant Director: James Roque Jr.
- Second Second Assistant Director: Sherman Shelton Jr.
- Additional Second Assistant Director: Nathan Parker
DAVID O. RUSSELL
American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
Russell's Directorial Team:
- Unit Production Managers: Shea Kammer, Mark Kamine
- First Assistant Director: Michele 'Shelley' Ziegler
- Second Assistant Director: Xanthus Valan
- Second Second Assistant Director: Jason Fesel
- Location Managers: David Velasco, Guy Efrat (New York Unit)
The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
Scorsese's Directorial Team:
- Unit Production Manager: Richard Baratta
- First Assistant Director: Adam Somner
- Second Assistant Director: Francisco Oritz
- Second Second Assistant Director: Jeremy Marks
- Additional Second Assistant Director: Scott Koche
- Location Manager: Nils Widboom