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DGA Announces Feature Film Nominees

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Directors Guild of America president Paris Barclay announced the five nominees for the DGA award for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film for 2013.

“To be chosen by your peers in a year full of incredibly well-crafted films is the true marker of outstanding directorial achievement,” said Barclay. “The passion and vision of each of the nominees resulted in tremendously diverse films that kept audiences mesmerized.”

The winner will be named at the 66th Annual DGA Awards Dinner, Jan. 25 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

The nominees are:

Alfonso Cuarón
Gravity
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Directorial Team
Unit Production Manager: David Siegel (Arizona Unit)
First Assistant Directors: Josh Robertson, Stephen Hagen (Arizona Unit)
Second Assistant Director: Ben Howard

Paul Greengrass
Captain Phillips
(Columbia Pictures)

Directorial Team
Unit Production Managers: Todd Lewis, Gregory Goodman
First Assistant Director: Chris Carreras
Second Assistant Directors: Nick Shuttleworth, Mark S. Constance

Steve McQueen
12 Years A Slave
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

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)

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)

Martin Scorsese
The Wolf of Wall Street
(Paramount Pictures)

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

Cuarón, Greengrass and McQueen are all first-time nominees. Russell was previously nominated in this category for The Fighter in 2010. This is Scorsese’s 11th DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA award for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film in 2006 for The Departed, and has also been nominated in that category for Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), The Age of Innocence (1993), Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004) and Hugo (2011). Scorsese also won the DGA Award in 2010 for outstanding directorial achievement in dramatic television for Boardwalk Empire and he was nominated for outstanding directorial achievement in documentary for George Harrison: Living in the Material World in 2011. In 1999, Scorsese was presented with the Filmmaker Award at the inaugural DGA honors gala, and he was honored with the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003.

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