Oscar hopefuls Steven Spielberg and Katherine
Bigelow were nominated Tuesday for the Directors Guild of America
(DGA) award in a key stepping stone to Oscar glory.
Also nominated for the DGA's outstanding directorial achievement were Ben Affleck, for his Iran hostage drama Argo; Ang Lee for the shipwreck drama Life of Pi; and Tom Hooper for the musical Les Miserables. Spielberg was nominated for his presidential history film Lincoln, while Bigelow's nod came for the Bin Laden hunt movie Zero Dark Thirty.
The award will be announced on February 2 and is considered a good indicator of the Oscar directorial winner since there is a large overlap among the two groups of voters. Last year, the French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius won the DGA award with the silent film The Artist and later also won the directing Oscar.
Most Popular Stories
- Steven Sotloff Beheading Video Claimed by Islamic State
- Fantasy Football Gambling Industry Facing Increased Legal Scrutiny
- Apple Planning to Launch Mobile Wallet
- Men Are the Big Winners in the Jobs Recovery
- Challenge to Texas Voter ID Begins
- U.S. Drones Hit al-Shabab in Somalia
- California Hispanic Chamber Picks New Chair
- Ford Is Finding Success With Its 'Unminivan'
- Durant Spurns Under Armour to Return to Nike
- Auto Industry Going Back to Bad Habits