The Directors Guild of America Suggests Bigelow, Cameron, Reitman, Tarantino, and Daniels Were the Best Directors of 2009

     January 7, 2010

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The Directors Guild of America just released their nominees for Outstanding Directiorial Achievement in Feature Film for the 62nd annual DGA awards.  Regarding Oscar potential, the nominees include two favorites in Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) and James Cameron (Avatar), two likely contenders in Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) and Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Basterds), and possible longshot Lee Daniels (Precious).  There are no truly shocking choices among the nominations, but there is some solid filmmaking among the group.

The DGA nominations are often a good predictor of Oscar nominations for Best Director, though I wouldn’t be surprised to see Daniels swapped out for, say, Academy darling Clint Eastwood (Invictus).

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