The DGA, the Director’s Guild of America, just announced its’ VERY important and telling slate of five nominees. They are a large,sprawling organization. As opposed to the Academy’s Director’s Branch which only has less than 400 members. Ava DuVernay, the African-American director of “Selma” was snubbed as once again the DGA did not get sent any screeners in time to see it. Shame Paramount, shame! Your biggest Waterloo continues…
Here’s the nominess-
Richard Linklater “Boyhood”
Clint Eastwood “American Sniper”
Alejandro Inarritu “Birdman”
Wes Anderson “The Grand Budapest HoteL’
and the surprise of surprises, the unknown Norwegian director Morten Tyldum for “Imitation Game”!!!