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Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele both land DGA Nominations

Today the Directors Guild of America announced their 2018 nominees.

It's a pretty big deal, because the winner of the DGA prize often goes on to also win Best Director at the Oscars. We certainly hope that two directors that have been underdogs in this race, Get Out's Jordan Peele and Lady Bird'Greta Gerwig, see the same recognition there.

It's very significant that Gerwig landed this nomination. The Golden Globes and the BAFTAs received backlash for nominating only men for their director prizes, in a year where there were many worthy women. Gerwig is only the eighth woman to be nominated for Feature Film Director by the DGA, and Peele, who is nominated both for Feature Film and for First Time Feature, is only the fourth black director to be nominated.

Among those snubbed today are Steven Spielberg for The Post, Luca Guadagnino for Call Me By Your Name, and Sean Baker for The Florida Project. We could still see any of them gain nominations from the Academy, as these nominations don't typically line up with the final five Oscar nominees for director. However if Christopher Nolan keeps up his streak with Dunkirk, he may finally be nominated for an Oscar for his directing.

Check out the DGA nominations below, and look out for the Oscar nominations when they are announced on January 23rd.

Feature Film Director

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water 

Greta GerwigLady Bird

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk 

Jordan Peele, Get Out

First-Time Feature Film Director

Geremy Jasper, Patti Cake$

William Oldroyd, Lady Macbeth

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Taylor Sheridan, Wind River

Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game

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