January 8, 2019
Awards

Spike Lee, Bradley Cooper, and More Receive 2019 Directors Guild Award Nominations

Bradley Cooper is far from the shallow now.

When it comes to film-associated guild awards, we've got you covered, having literally covered nominations for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Writers Guild (WGA), Producers Guild (PGA), and now the Directors Guild (DGA) awards.

This afternoon, the DGA announced its 2019 nominees, honoring the very best directorial achievements of the previous year. Separated by two categories (Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film and Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director), the DGA often matches up five-for-five with the impending Academy Awards' Best Director nominees, so this is an announcement to take seriously. 

Several filmmakers received their very first DGA nominations earlier today, including Peter Farrelly and (shockingly, given the length of his career) Spike Lee, while Bradley Cooper scored in both categories for his feature debut, A Star is Born. Alfonso Cuarón, a previous winner in his category for Gravity, picked up another nomination, this time for Roma. Sadly, no women were nominated in either of the two categories.

The DGA Awards will take place on February 2nd, 2019. For a full list of this year's nominees, scroll down below. 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film

Bradley Cooper - A Star is Born

Mr. Cooper’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Robert J. Dohrmann
First Assistant Director: Michele “Shelley” Ziegler
Second Assistant Director: Xanthus Valan
Second Second Assistant Director: Matthew R. Milan
This is one of two DGA Award nominations this year for Mr. Cooper. He is also nominated in the First-Time Feature Film category for A Star Is Born.

Alfonso Cuarón - Roma

Mr. Cuarón’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Ana Hernandez
First Assistant Director: Frederic Henocque Albino
Second Assistant Director: Patrick Heyerdahl
Second Second Assistant Directors: Luis Fernando Vásquez, Julián ‘Chico’ Valdés, Arturo Garcia
This is Mr. Cuarón’s second DGA Feature Film Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in 2013 for Gravity.

Peter Farrelly - Green Book

Mr. Farrelly’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Managers: Alissa M. Kantrow, John Brister, Franses Simonovich (New York Unit)
First Assistant Directors: J.B. Rogers, Alejandro Ramia (New York Unit)
Second Assistant Directors: Paul B. Uddo, Jack McKenna (New York Unit)
Second Second Assistant Directors: Gerson Paz, Jonathan Warren
Location Manager: Louis Zuppardi
This is Mr. Farrelly’s first DGA Award nomination.

Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman

Mr. Lee’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Marcei A. Brown
First Assistant Director: Mike Ellis
Second Assistant Director: Tracey Hinds
Second Second Assistant Directors: Jason Perez, Christina Ann Walker, Anastasia Folorunso
Location Manager: Tim Stacker
This is Mr. Lee’s first DGA Award nomination.

Adam McKay - Vice

Mr. McKay’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Managers: Julie Hartley, Jeff Waxman
First Assistant Director: Matt Rebenkoff
Second Assistant Director: Joann Connolly
Second Second Assistant Directors: Yarden Levo, Dave Vogel (Washington D.C. Unit)
This is Mr. McKay’s second DGA Feature Film Award nomination. He was previously nominated for The Big Short in 2015. Mr. McKay also received a nomination this year in the Dramatic Series category for Succession.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director

Bo Burnham - Eighth Grade

Mr. Burnham’s Directorial Team:

First Assistant Director: Dan Taggatz
Second Assistant Director: Vic Coram
Second Second Assistant Director: Evelyn Fogleman
This is Mr. Burnham’s first DGA Award nomination.

Bradley Cooper - A Star is Born

Mr. Cooper’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Robert J. Dohrmann
First Assistant Director: Michele “Shelley” Ziegler
Second Assistant Director: Xanthus Valan
Second Second Assistant Director: Matthew R. Milan
This is one of two DGA Award nominations this year for Mr. Cooper. He is also nominated in the Feature Film category for A Star Is Born.

Carlos Lopez Estrada - Blindspotting

Mr. Estrada’s Directorial Team:

Assistant Director: La Mar Stewart
Second Second Assistant Director: Dominic Martin
Additional Second Second Assistant Director: Armin Houshmandi

This is Mr. Estrada’s first DGA Award nomination.

Matthew Heineman - A Private War

Mr. Heineman’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Louise Killin
First Assistant Directors: George Walker, Peter Freeman (Jordan Unit)
Second Assistant Directors: Tom Mulberge (UK Unit), Tom Browne (Jordan Unit)
Second Second Assistant Director: Tarik Afifi (Jordan Unit)
This is Mr. Heineman’s third DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary in 2017 for City of Ghosts and in 2015 for Cartel Land.

Boots Riley - Sorry to Bother You

Mr. Riley’s Directorial Team:

Production Manager: Chris Martin
First Assistant Director: Brian Benson
Second Assistant Director: Hilton Jamal Day
Second Second Assistant Directors: Sam Purdy, Nick Alvarez
This is Mr. Riley’s first DGA Award nomination.     

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Seriously, what's with the title on FB about this "sadly no women were nominated". Yeah, no Samoan blind men were nominated either, who are these bastards who are holding back the samoan blind men who want to direct?!? This is a nomination for recognition of great works, not a participation award. The best win awards, end of story. If there were no women, maybe their movies sucked -- sorry that might sound harsh, but if this was a list of all women, with great films, and no men were nominated, I'd say the same thing -- that men need to up their game. This gender shit is getting ridiculous.

January 8, 2019 at 3:44PM

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Josh Wolf
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I agree

January 8, 2019 at 6:29PM

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