Saturday, January 17, 2015

2015 Directors Guild Award Nominations - Feature Film Category

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) is the entertainment labor union that represents film and television directors.  The DGA gives out the Directors Guild of America Award each year to honor outstanding achievement.

Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay announced the five nominees for the “DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2014” on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

“In a year full of excellent films, DGA members have nominated a stellar group of passionate filmmakers,” said Barclay. “Inspiring and artistic, these five directors made films that left an indelible impact not only on their fellow directors and members of the director’s team, but on audiences around the world. Congratulations to all of the nominees for their terrific work.”

Negromancer covers five DGA Award categories:  Feature Film, Documentary Films and the television categories:  Dramatic Series, Comedy Series, and Movies for Television and Mini-Series.  There are five other television categories that Negromancer does not cover:  Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regular, Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials, Reality Programs, Children's Programs, Commercials

The DGA Award winners will be named at the 67th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

2015 / 67th DGA Award in Feature Film the nominees for the year 2014 (in alphabetical order):
The Grand Budapest Hotel
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Mr. Anderson’s Directorial Team:
    Unit Production Manager: Miki Emmrich
    First Assistant Director: Josh Robertson
    Second Assistant Director: Ben Howard

This is Mr. Anderson’s first DGA Award nomination.

American Sniper
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Mr. Eastwood’s Directorial Team:
    Unit Production Manager: Tim Moore
    First Assistant Director: David M. Bernstein
    Second Assistant Director: Paula Case
    Second Second Assistant Director: Clark Credle
    First Assistant Director (Morocco Unit): Ahmed Hatimi
    Second Assistant Director (Morocco Unit): Yann Mari Faget
    Second Second Assistant Directors (Morocco Unit): Andrew Madden, Khalil Zghayou

This is Mr. Eastwood’s fourth DGA Award nomination, all in this category. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Million Dollar Baby in 2004 and for Unforgiven in 1992. He was also nominated in this same category for Mystic River in 2003. Mr. Eastwood was honored with the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in 2006.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Mr. Iñárritu’s Directorial Team:
    Unit Production Managers: James W. Skotchdopole, Robert Graf
    First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn
    Second Assistant Director: Amy Lauritsen
    Second Second Assistant Director: Catherine Feeny
    Location Manager: Joaquin Prange

This is Mr. Iñárritu’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for Babel in 2006. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for “Best Job” (Proctor and Gamble) in 2012.
(IFC Films)

Mr. Linklater’s Directorial Team:
    Unit Production Manager: Cathleen Sutherland
    First Assistant Director: Vince Palmo Jr.
    Second Assistant Directors: Susana Jasso, Kathleen Tull
    Second Second Assistant Directors: Mary Beth Chambers, Brian Franklin

This is Mr. Linklater’s first DGA Award nomination.

The Imitation Game
(The Weinstein Company)

Mr. Tyldum’s Directorial Team:
    Production Manager: Suzie Shearer
    First Assistant Director: Phil Booth
    Second Assistant Director: James Manning

This is Mr. Tyldum’s first DGA Award nomination.

The winner in the Feature Film category will be announced at the 67th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday evening, February 7, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The DGA Awards will be hosted by actor Jane Lynch.


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