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DGA Nominations for Feature Film

January 8, 2019 | By

dga2Directors Guild of America President Thomas Schlamme announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for the 71st Annual DGA awards. All winners will be announced at the awards show on February 2nd at the Hollywood and Highland Center’s Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood.

“To be chosen by one’s peers in a year full of such extraordinary films is the true mark of outstanding directorial achievement,” said Schlamme. “In bringing all elements of the filmmaking process together, each of these directors has demonstrated an exceptional command of the medium, creating excellence for the screen. Congratulations to all of the nominees.”

And the nominees are:

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film:

 A Star Is Born (Warner Bros. Pictures) – Bradley Cooper, Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: Robert J. Dohrmann, First Assistant Director: Michele “Shelley” Ziegler, Second Assistant Director: Xanthus Valan, Second Second Assistant Director: Matthew R. Milan

Roma (Netflix) – Alfonso Cuarón, Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: Ana Hernandez, First Assistant Director: Frederic Henocque Albino, Second Assistant Director: Patrick Heyerdahl, Second Second Assistant Directors: Luis Fernando Vásquez, Julián ‘Chico’ Valdés, Arturo Garcia

Green Book (Universal Pictures) – Peter Farrelly, Directorial Team: Unit Production Managers: Alissa M. Kantrow, John Brister, Franses Simonovich (New York Unit), First Assistant Directors: J.B. Rogers, Alejandro Ramia (New York Unit), Second Assistant Directors: Paul B. Uddo, Jack McKenna (New York Unit), Second Second Assistant Directors: Gerson Paz, Jonathan Warren, Location Manager: Louis Zuppardi (New York Unit)

BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features) – Spike Lee, Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: Marcei A. Brown, First Assistant Director: Mike Ellis, Second Assistant Director: Tracey Hinds, Second Second Assistant Directors: Jason Perez, Christina Ann Walker, Anastasia Folorunso, Location Manager: Tim Stacker

Vice (Annapurna Pictures) ­– Adam McKay, Directorial Team: Unit Production Managers: Julie Hartley, Jeff Waxman, First Assistant Director: Matt Rebenkoff, Second Assistant Director: Joann Connolly, Second Second Assistant Directors: Yarden Levo, Dave Vogel (Washington D.C. Unit)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Feature Film:

 Eighth Grade (A24) – Bo Burnham, Directorial Team: First Assistant Director: Dan Taggatz, Second Assistant Director: Vic Coram, Second Second Assistant Director: Evelyn Fogleman

A Star Is Born (Warner Bros. Pictures) – Bradley Cooper, Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: Robert J. Dohrmann, First Assistant Director: Michele “Shelley” Ziegler, Second Assistant Director: Xanthus Valan, Second Second Assistant Director: Matthew R. Milan

Blindspotting (Summit Entertainment) – Carlos Lopez Estrada, Directorial Team: Assistant Director: La Mar Stewart, Second Second Assistant Director: Dominic Martin, Additional Second Assistant Director: Armin Houshmandi

A Private War (Aviron Pictures) – Matthew Heineman, Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: Louise Killin, First Assistant Directors: George Walker, Peter Freeman (Jordan Unit), Second Assistant Directors: Tom Mulberge (UK Unit), Tom Browne (Jordan Unit), Second Second Assistant Director: Tarik Afifi (Jordan Unit)

Sorry to Bother You (Annapurna Pictures) – Boots Riley, Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: Chris Martin, First Assistant Director: Brian Benson, Second Assistant Director: Hilton Jamal Day, Second Second Assistant Directors: Sam Purdy, Nick Alvarez

For more information, or to stay updated, visit www.dga.org

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