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Directors Guild of America Announces Their Five Nominees

Directors Guild of America Announces Their Five Nominees

Directors Guild of America announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2015.

The nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film For 2015 are in alphabetical order:

Alejandro G. Iñárritu: The Revenant

Tom McCarthy: Spotlight

Adam McKay: The Big Short

George Miller: Mad Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott: The Martian

A New DGA Award Category Recognizing Emerging Talent in Feature Film

In addition, Mr. Barclay also announced the five nominees for a new category recognizing the achievement of first-time feature film directors. First announced by Steven Spielberg at last year’s DGA Awards, the Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director is a new DGA Award that was created to showcase the feature film talent of the future.

“There’s a first time for every feature filmmaker, but not every first time offers fresh viewpoints in storytelling that are imperative in this industry,” said Barclay. “The first-time feature directors we’re recognizing with this inaugural award we hope will develop successful and lengthy careers. We are excited and invigorated by all they have to offer.”

The nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First- Time Feature Film Director For 2015 in alphabetical order:

Fernando Coimbra: A Wolf at the Door

Joel Edgerton: The Gift

Alex Garland: Ex Machina

Mariellle Heller: The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Laszlo Nemes: Son of Saul

Eligible directors for this award must have released his or her first feature-length film theatrically in Los Angeles or New York in 2015. Foreign films are eligible and the director does not need to be a DGA member.

Winners will be announced at the 68th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday evening, February 6, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The DGA Awards will be hosted by actor Jane Lynch.

DGA nominations for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials, and Documentaries will be announced on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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