Circuit Q&A – DGA Snubs

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Earlier this week, the Directors Guild of America unveiled their latest crop of nominees. They cited nine (more on that shortly) filmmakers in two categories, but of course, that left a ton of folks out. A whole host of directors were snubbed, some surprising, some not so much. So, today we ask you about the DGA snubs that got your goat. Which omission or omissions made you cry out in anguish?

In the First Timer category, Bradley Cooper was nominated for “A Star Is Born,” joining Bo Burnham for “Eighth Grade,” Carlos Lopez Estrada for “Blindspotting,” Matthew Heineman for “A Private War,” and Boots Riley for “Sorry To Bother You.” A solid group to be sure, but one that had some glaring omissions. Maybe you’re apoplectic that Ari Aster missed for “Hereditary?” Perhaps Josie Rourke getting snubbed for “Mary Queen of Scots” bummed you out? The same could go for Paul Dano and his “Wildlife” debut.


Among the main slate of nominees, unsurprisingly Cooper scored a second citation. Likewise, Alfonso Cuaron for “Roma” and Spike Lee for “BlacKkKlansman” were foregone conclusions. However, in picking Peter Farrelly for “Green Book” and Adam McKay for “Vice,” the DGA voters left a ton of auteurs out in the cold. Were you partial to Ryan Coogler and his “Black Panther” direction? Maybe seeing Yorgos Lanthimos miss for “The Favourite” bugged you? Ditto for Debra Granik‘s work on “Leave No Trace” and Pawel Pawlikowski for “Cold War.” Then, there’s Damien Chazelle and “First Man,” initially seen as an early frontrunner. Was his snub the one that angered you above all others?

The choice is now yours. What DGA snub drove you the most nuts on Tuesday? We’re all ears!

Which Of The DGA Snubs Was The Biggest One For You?

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