Martin McDonagh and Steven Spielberg continue season competition with DGA nod
Martin McDonagh and Steven Spielberg will continue to compete in awards season after both were nominated for the Directors Guild of America (DGA) top awards.
His pair both received nods on Wednesday for DGA’s stellar directing record in a theatrical release for 2022 – although no female directors were included.
They feature other awards season leads Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, the filmmakers behind Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Directors Todd Field and Joseph Kosinski were also nominated for the award for their films Tar and Top Gun: Maverick, respectively.
It comes after McDonagh’s The Banshees Of Inisherin and Spielberg’s The Fabelmans took top prizes at the 80th annual Golden Globes on Tuesday.
McDonagh took home the Golden Globe Award for best screenplay for his dark Irish comedy, starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson.
Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical film won awards for best feature film or drama, as well as best director for himself.
The films won a slew of awards for their cast at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award nominations, which were also announced on Wednesday.
The two also received a nod for their cast’s stellar performance in a motion picture – the SAG award is equivalent to best picture.
DGA President Lesli Linka Glatter said: “This year’s recognized work demonstrates the incredible power of cinema at the hands of these talented directors to tell profoundly moving stories that have a profound impact color to all of us.
“The recognition by our colleagues in our highly collaborative creative process reveals the heart and core souls of these films, and we congratulate all five nominees for their powerful stories. powerful, brilliantly told.”
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In the DGA television category, actors Jason Bateman, Ben Stiller and Bill Hader also received nominations for their respective series; Ozark, Severance and Barry.
Mike White continued a successful awards season, with a nomination for his hit HBO series The White Lotus – which also won big at the Golden Globes.
Tim Burton’s Netflix hit on Wednesday, starring Jenna Ortega, earned a nomination in the DGA’s outstanding directorial achievement in the comedy category.
The winners in all categories will be announced at the 75th annual DGA Awards, taking place Saturday, February 18 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
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