2012 Awards Season: Scorsese Scores DGA Double-Shot

After previously announcing Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, the Directors Guild of America announced the nominations for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary category. This is the final major award we track before the Oscars and, at this point, there are definitely favorites for the big night.

The categories and nominations are...

OUSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM

OUSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DOCUMENTARY

Notes and Reactions...

  • Again, there were no real surprised in the Feature Film category. Not only have all five films earned numerous major awards nominations previously this Awards Season, but four of the film directors have earned DGA awards in previous years. (Michel Hazanavicius is the lone exception.) If all five of these films don't earn at least a few Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, I would be shocked.
  • The documentary category is only a little more up in the air. Only three of the five are on the Oscar shortlist: Bill Cunningham New York, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, and Project Nim. Two of those, Bill Cunningham New York and Project Nim have earned previous nominations, so they are the most likely to earn Oscar nods as well.
  • On a side note, like with the Feature Film category, four of the five Documentary nominees have earned nods in the past. The only exception is Richard Press; however, Bill Cunningham New York is my early favorite for the Oscar win.
  • Martin Scorsese earned a nomination in each category, but I think he's a long-shot to win.

- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2012-01-12