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Director’s Guild Goes for Spotlight, Revenant, Mad Max, Big Short, Martian


The Directors Guild of America has sharpened the Oscar race by choosing its five nominees for Best Director.

They are Tom McCarthy for Spotlight, Alejandro Innaritu for The Revenant, George Miller for Mad Max, Adam McKay for The Big Short, and Ridley Scott for The Martian.

The DGA skipped over Todd Haynes for Carol. Quentin Tarantino for The Hateful Eight, Lenny Abrahamson for Room, David O. Russell for Joy, Spike Lee for Chi-raq, and Ryan Coogler for Creed.

The DGA choices indicate the top 5 movies in the Oscar race for Best Picture and Best Director.

The awards will be announced on February 6th.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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