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DGA Announces 2014 Feature Film Nominees

Nominees for the 67th Annual DGA Awards include Wes Anderson for ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ Clint Eastwood for ‘American Sniper,’ Alejandro G. Iñárritu for ‘Birdman,’ Richard Linklater for ‘Boyhood’ and Morten Tyldum for ‘The Imitation Game.’

Los Angeles – Directors Guild of America has unveiled the the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2014. 

“In a year full of excellent films, DGA members have nominated a stellar group of passionate filmmakers,” said DGA president Paris Barclay in making the announcement. “Inspiring and artistic, these five directors made films that left an indelible impact not only on their fellow directors and members of the director’s team, but on audiences around the world. Congratulations to all of the nominees for their terrific work.”

The winner will be named at the 67th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

The nominees are (in alphabetical order):

WES ANDERSON
The Grand Budapest Hotel
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Mr. Anderson’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Miki Emmrich
  • First Assistant Director: Josh Robertson
  • Second Assistant Director: Ben Howard

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

CLINT EASTWOOD
American Sniper
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Mr. Eastwood’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Tim Moore
  • First Assistant Director: David M. Bernstein
  • Second Assistant Director: Paula Case
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Clark Credle
  • First Assistant Director (Morocco Unit): Ahmed Hatimi
  • Second Assistant Director (Morocco Unit): Yann Mari Faget
  • Second Second Assistant Directors (Morocco Unit): Andrew Madden, Khalil Zghayou

This is Mr. Eastwood’s fourth DGA Award nomination, all in this category. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Million Dollar Baby in 2004 and for Unforgiven in 1992. He was also nominated in this same category for Mystic River in 2003. Mr. Eastwood was honored with the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in 2006.

ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Mr. Iñárritu’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: James W. Skotchdopole, Robert Graf
  • First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn
  • Second Assistant Director: Amy Lauritsen
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Catherine Feeny
  • Location Manager: Joaquin Prange

This is Mr. Iñárritu’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for Babel in 2006. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for “Best Job” (Proctor and Gamble) in 2012.

RICHARD LINKLATER
Boyhood
(IFC Films)

Mr. Linklater’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Cathleen Sutherland
  • First Assistant Director: Vince Palmo Jr.
  • Second Assistant Directors: Susana Jasso, Kathleen Tull
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Mary Beth Chambers, Brian Franklin

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

MORTEN TYLDUM
The Imitation Game
(The Weinstein Company)

Mr. Tyldum’s Directorial Team:

  • Production Manager: Suzie Shearer
  • First Assistant Director: Phil Booth
  • Second Assistant Director: James Manning

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

The winner in the Feature Film category will be announced at the 67th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday evening, February 7, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The DGA Awards will be hosted by actor Jane Lynch.

DGA nominations for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials, and Documentaries will be announced on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

BMW is the Exclusive Automotive Sponsor of the 67th Annual DGA Awards. 

Source: Directors Guild of America

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