Directors Guild Awards 2015 Film Nominations Announced

The Directors Guild of America has announced its nominees for 2015, encompassing the past year in film.

The nominees for this year’s Directors Guild Awards are actually fairly surprising, considering how the awards season has played out so far. Theorized contenders such as Selma‘s Ava DuVernay, Gone Girl‘s David Fincher, and Unbroken‘s Angelina Jolie failed to make the cut. In their place is Morten Tyldum for The Imitation Game, a nomination that increases the likelihood that he’ll have his name called on Thursday morning when Oscar nods are announced.

“In a year full of excellent films, DGA members have nominated a stellar group of passionate filmmakers,” said DGA President Barclay in a statement. “Inspiring and artistic, these five directors made films that left an indelible impact not only on their fellow directors and members of the director’s team, but on audiences around the world. Congratulations to all of the nominees for their terrific work.”

Overall, this is a terrific list of nominees, as they run the gamut of ambitious auteurs such as Boyhood‘s Richard Linklater and Birdman‘s Alejandro González Iñárritu, critical favorite Wes Anderson, legendary Clint Eastwood, and category newcomer Tyldum. However, Oscar rarely lines up 5-for-5 with the DGA, so it’s unlikely all five directors will carry over from these nominations here. But this is a huge honor nonetheless, as these five directors are responsible for five of the very best films of the past year.

The DGA will announce documentary and television nominations on Wednesday, and will reveal the winners on February 7th. Until then, check out the full list of film nominees below:


Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Clint Eastwood, American Sniper
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Directors Guild Nominations 2015

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