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The Directors Guild of America has announced its nominees for accomplishments in film directing for 2018. The DGA is one of the most important Oscar precursors as it gives an idea of how one of the industries major guilds is feeling about the movies at hand. The Oscar race suffered quite the shakeup after those nutty Golden Globes, but the DGA nominations bring things pretty much back in line with what we’ve been predicting. This year’s DGA nominees are:
That Farrelly and Lee are nominated the same year for two films that tackle race relations in very different ways pretty much says all you need to know about the diverse range of opinions this year. The notable absence here is Ryan Coogler, who is considered a contender to land a nomination for Black Panther. Also absent is Barry Jenkins who some have pegged to land a nomination for If Beale Street Could Talk, but the filmmaker’s Moonlight follow-up has failed to really catch on much with any of the guilds so far.
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These five could very well end up being the five filmmakers nominated at the Oscars, with possibly one or two exceptions. Usually DGA matches up pretty closely with the Oscars’ picks, and indeed last year there was only one difference: Paul Thomas Anderson scored an Oscar nod for Phantom...
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