Oscars 2019: DGA Nominations
Okay, DGA nominations. Here we go. Last piece of the puzzle and then we’ve got it all.
I’m not wasting time. Here they are:
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Whoa. Taika. That’s new. I wasn’t totally sold on Todd Phillips, and man, even if the guild couldn’t nominate him, how’s that gonna go? Don’t rule out Noah Baumbach if they really like Marriage Story. The guild is usually 4/5. But shit, that’s… a curveball. Guess they really liked Jojo. Still not totally sold they do it. Kinda wanted Greta in there, but I guess that won’t happen.
I’m trying to think if someone random gets on, but there’s no obvious Pawel Pawlikoswki to point to this year. Almodovar doesn’t seem like it’ll be him. So where are we? Basically these five, Todd Phillips, Noah Baumbach, and then people who come out of nowhere. Seems pretty straightforward.
Kinda hope this list holds up, even though I know it probably won’t.
Oh, also, they announced an award for first feature:
Best First Feature
Mati, Dop, Atlantics
Alma Har’el, Honey Boy
Melina Matsoukas, Queen & Slim
Joe Talbot, The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz, The Peanut Butter Falcon
I like this list. All solid choices, and I wanted to make sure people saw them because they’re all worth seeing.
But yeah, that’s our last precursor. We’ll be back in a week with Oscar noms. Monday’s the predictions article.
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