The Directors Guild of America has strengthened the Oscar bids of several films in the current awards race. \\
[via Entertainment Weekly]
The industry guild announced the nominees for its year-end accolades Tuesday, fortifying the presence of films like BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, scoring the first DGA nod of his career), A Star Is Born (Bradley Cooper, who also scored a first-time filmmaker nod from the DGA), Roma (Alfonso Cuarón), Vice (Adam McKay), and Green Book (Peter Farrelly) in the Academy Awards contest at large.
A Star Is Born and BlacKkKlansman have now scored major nods in the top category from each of the three leading precursor guilds: the DGA, Producers Guild of America, and the Screen Actors Guild.