The Directors Guild nominations are out, and they clarify the Oscar race tremendously.
For one thing, not included is Damien Chazelle for “First Man.” It’s a shame what’s happened to this film.
The nominees are Bradley Cooper for “A Star is Born,” Peter Farrelly for “Green Book,” Spike Lee for “Blackkklansman,” Alfonso Cuaron for “Roma,” and Adam McKay for “Vice.” They’re all great choices and represent the top 5 movies of the year.
But also not in the mix is “Mary Poppins Returns,” “The Favourite,” “Black Panther,” and a few others that fanboys and prognosticators were hoping for.
Documentary nominees are Morgan Neville — Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
RaMell Ross — Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin — Free Solo
Tim Wardle — Three Identical Strangers
Betsy West and Julie Cohen — RBG
Yesterday the DGA announced their TV nominees. The winner should be “Mrs. Maisel” for the Catskills arrival scene. But all the nominees were good choices.
In movies, First Time filmmakers include MATTHEW HEINEMAN – A Private War, Bradley Cooper for A Star is Born, CARLOS LÓPEZ ESTRADA – Blindspotting, BO BURNHAM – Eighth Grade, and BOOTS RILEY – Sorry to Bother You