Sunday, May 19, 2024

The 2020 Directors Guild Of America (DGA) Nominations

By Matt Neglia

The Directors Guild Of America (DGA) have announced their nominations representing the best in Directing for 2019. The winners will be announced January 25th.

Click below to see the nominations.

Bong Joon-ho – Parasite
Sam Mendes – 1917
Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit

And for first time Director’s…

Mati Diop – Atlantics
Alma Har’el – Honey Boy
Melina Matsoukas – Queen & Slim
Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz – The Peanut Butter Falcon
Joe Talbot – The Last Black Man In San Francisco

The full list of nominations including television can be found here. So what do you think? The Oscar’s Directing lineup has matched with the DGA Nominees very rarely (Last time was 2009). So who is going to carry over to the Oscars?

​Looking at how the season has gone so far, here are all the directors who have scored major nominations this year:

Bong Joon-ho – CCA, GG, BAFTA, DGA
Sam Mendes – CCA, GG, BAFTA, DGA
Martin Scorsese – CCA, GG, BAFTA, DGA
Quentin Tarantino – CCA, GG, BAFTA, DGA
Todd Phillips – GG, BAFTA

Taika Waititi – DGA
​Greta Gerwig – CCA
Noah Baumbach – CCA

Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie – CCA

So while it is likely that our five final Best Director nominees will come from above, below is a list of directors who made the Oscar lineup in their respective years without any of the above precursors:

Terrence Malick – The Tree Of Life (2011)
Ben Zeitlin – Beasts Of The Southern Wild (2012)
Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher (2014)
Lenny Abrahamson – Room (2015)
Paul Thomas Anderason – Phantom Thread (2017)

Is there a chance that someone from the outside sneaks their way in? If so, who gets bumped? Check out our predictions for Best Director here. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on our Twitter account.

You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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