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.