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DGA Award Feature Nominees: Guillermo del Toro, Greta Gerwig, Martin McDonagh, Christopher Nolan, Jordan Peele
In this Feb. 9, 2017 file photo, director Jordan Peele poses for a portrait at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles to promote his film, "Get Out." (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
Peele also earns nomination in 1st Time Feature Director category along with Geremy Jasper, William Oldroyd, Taylor Sheridan, Aaron Sorkin
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Jordan Peele scored a pair of DGA Award nominations on the strength of Get Out--Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film as well as Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director for 2017.

Joining Peele in the former category for the Guild’s coveted Feature Film Award are: Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water; Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird; Martin McDonagh for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; and Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk.

All except for Nolan are first-time nominees. Dunkirk marks the fourth career nomination for Nolan who was previously nominated for Inception in 2010, for The Dark Knight in 2008, and for Memento in 2001.

“2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the DGA Awards, and filmmaking has reached new heights with each passing year. These nominees embody the excellence that comes to life when unique vision, craft and skill come together in pursuit of masterful storytelling,” said Thomas Schlamme, DGA president. “Being nominated by their peers is what makes this award especially meaningful for directors, and I congratulate all of the nominees for their outstanding work.”

First-Time Filmmakers
Meanwhile Peele’s fellow nominees for the DGA’s First-Time Feature Film Director honor are: Geremy Jasper for Patti Cake$; William Oldroyd for Lady Macbeth; Taylor Sheridan for Wind River; and Aaron Sorkin for Molly’s Game.

Winners will be announced at the 70th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday evening, February 3, 2018, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

Here’s a full rundown of the Feature Film and First-Time Feature Film Director nominees:

The nominees for OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM FOR 2017

GUILLERMO del TORO
The Shape of Water
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Mr. del Toro’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: J. Miles Dale
Production Manager: Dennis Chapman
First Assistant Director: Pierre Henry
Second Assistant Director: Tyler Delben
This is Mr. del Toro’s first DGA Award nomination

GRETA GERWIG
Lady Bird
(A24)
Ms. Gerwig’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Lila Yacoub, Danielle Blumstein, Jamin O’Brien (New York Crew)
First Assistant Directors: Jonas Spaccarotelli, Cedric Vara (New York Crew)
Second Assistant Director: Brendan Lee, Dana Zolli (New York Crew)
Second Second Assistant Directors: Lillian Awa, Teri Barber
This is Ms. Gerwig’s first DGA Award nomination.

MARTIN McDONAGH
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Mr. McDonagh’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Bergen Swanson
Assistant Unit Production Manager: Peggy Robinson
First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn
Second Assistant Director: Paula Case
Second Second Assistant Director: Spencer Taylor
This is Mr. McDonagh’s first DGA Award nomination.

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN
Dunkirk
(Warner Bros.)
Mr. Nolan’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: David Witz, Christine Raspillere (France Unit), Chris Brock (UK Unit), Nicky Tüske (Netherlands Unit)
First Assistant Directors: Nilo Otero, William Pruss (France Unit), Willem Quarles van Ufford (Netherlands Unit)
Second Assistant Director: Eric Lasko, Nicolas Baldino (France Unit), Alexis Chelli (France Unit), Clément Comet (France Unit)
Second Second Assistant Director: Alina Gatti
This is Mr. Nolan’s fourth DGA Feature Film Award nomination. He was previously nominated for Inception in 2010, for The Dark Knight in 2008, and for Memento in 2001.

JORDAN PEELE
Get Out
(Universal Pictures)
Mr. Peele’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Marcei A. Brown, Rick A. Osako (Fairhope Unit)
First Assistant Director: Gerard DiNardi
Second Assistant Directors: Ram Paul Silbey, Marc Newland (Fairhope Unit), Jack McKenna (New York Unit)
Second Second Assistant Director: Maggie Ballard
Location Manager: Kurt Enger (New York Unit)
This is one of two DGA Award nominations this year for Mr. Peele. He is also nominated in the First-Time Feature Film category for Get Out.

 

The nominees for OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT OF A FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR FOR 2017

GEREMY JASPER
Patti Cake$
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Mr. Jasper’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Sara Blechman
First Assistant Director: Inna Braude
Second Assistant Director: Natasha Rivera
Second Second Assistant Director: Lucas Isabella
Additional Second Second Assistant Director: Alice Johnson
This is Mr. Jasper’s first DGA Award nomination.

WILLIAM OLDROYD
Lady Macbeth
(Roadside Attractions)
Mr. Oldroyd’s Directorial Team:
Production Manager: Robert K. Harm
Unit Manager: Eugene Galbrath
First Assistant Director: George Every
Second Assistant Director: Richard Stanley Jan Harris
This is Mr. Oldroyd’s first DGA Award nomination.

JORDAN PEELE
Get Out
(Universal Pictures)
Mr. Peele’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Marcei A. Brown, Rick A. Osako (Fairhope Unit)
First Assistant Director: Gerard DiNardi
Second Assistant Directors: Ram Paul Silbey, Marc Newland (Fairhope Unit), Jack McKenna (New York Unit)
Second Second Assistant Director: Maggie Ballard
Location Manager: Kurt Enger (New York Unit)
This is one of two DGA Award nominations this year for Mr. Peele. He is also nominated in the Feature Film category for Get Out.

TAYLOR SHERIDAN
Wind River
(Acacia Entertainment)
Mr. Sheridan’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Christopher H. Warner
First Assistant Director: Nicholas Harvard
Second Assistant Director: Jason Altieri
Second Second Assistant Director: Kristina Massie
This is Mr. Sheridan’s first DGA Award nomination.

AARON SORKIN
Molly’s Game
(STX Entertainment)
Mr. Sorkin’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Lyn Lucibello-Brancatella, Stuart M. Besser, Michael Beugg (Los Angeles Unit)
Assistant Unit Production Manager: Bart Lipton (Los Angeles Unit)
First Assistant Director: Walter Gasparovic
Second Assistant Directors: Penny Charter, Travis Rehwaldt (New York Unit), Paula Case (Los Angeles Unit)
Second Second Assistant Directors: Conor Griff (New York Unit), Drew Ritson (New York Unit), Bryan Snodgrass (Los Angeles Unit)
Location Manager: Dena Ghieth (New York Unit)
This is Mr. Sorkin’s first DGA Award nomination.

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