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2017 Awards Season: DGA Nominations

January 11th, 2018

Get Out

Directors Guild of America is one of those awards groups that spread out their nominations, but the last of them were announced today. There are some pleasant surprises and what is possibly the biggest shock of Awards Season so far. The only film to earn two nominations was Get Out.

The categories and nominees are...

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

First-Time Feature Film Director

Notes and Reactions...

  • Greta Gerwig earned a nomination for Best Director for Lady Bird. This is great news, as DGAs are a great predictor for the Oscars.
  • Jordan Peele earned two nominations for Get Out. One has to assume he’s a lock for Best First Time Director.
  • Jane didn’t get a nomination for Best Documentary. This is the biggest shock of Awards Season so far. The second-biggest shock is the overall collection of documentary nominees, as three of the five were not theatrical releases.


Filed under: Awards Season, Dunkirk, Get Out, Molly’s Game, Lady Macbeth, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Wind River, City of Ghosts, Patti Cake$, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Shape of Water, Lady Bird, Jane, Guillermo del Toro, Greta Gerwig, Steve James, Christopher Nolan, Aaron Sorkin, Errol Morris, Jordan Peele, Bryan Fogel, Martin McDonagh, Matthew Heineman, Ken Burns, Taylor Sheridan, William Oldroyd, Geremy Jasper