Directors Guild 2022 feature film award nominees announced

By ANI

WASHINGTON: The Directors Guild of America has revealed the nominees in the theatrical feature film and first-time feature film categories for the 74th annual DGA Awards 2022.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, Paul Thomas Anderson (‘Licorice Pizza’), Kenneth Branagh (‘Belfast’), Jane Campion (‘The Power of the Dog’), Steven Spielberg (‘West Side Story’) and Denis Villeneuve (‘Dune’) were nominated in the outstanding directorial achievement in the theatrical feature film category.

In the outstanding directorial achievement of a first-time feature film director category, Maggie Gyllenhaal (‘The Lost Daughter’), Rebecca Hall (‘Passing’), Tatiana Huezo (‘Prayers for the Stolen’), Lin-Manuel Miranda (‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’), Michael Sarnoski (‘Pig’) and Emma Seligman (‘Shiva Baby’) were nominated.

Of the nominations announced on Thursday, Netflix received five nods.

The film nominations were unveiled one day after the DGA revealed its nominees in its TV, commercial and documentary categories.

‘Succession’ swept the drama series category, with Ted Lasso earning three nominations and Dopesick scoring two nods.

In the documentary category, four of the five features nominated by the DGA were also shortlisted for the 2022 Oscars.

Winners will be announced at the 74th annual DGA Awards on March 12.

The guild announced last week that at the 2022 DGA Awards, Spike Lee would receive its Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Motion Picture Direction.

A complete list of the 2022 DGA Awards’ theatrical feature film and first-time feature film nominees follows:

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM:

Paul Thomas Anderson ‘Licorice Pizza’ (Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/United Artists Releasing)

Mr Anderson’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Sue McNamaraFirst Assistant Director: Adam SomnerSecond Assistant Director: Trevor TavaresSecond Second Assistant Directors: Kasia Trojak, Bob Riley, David Marnell

Kenneth Branagh ‘Belfast’ (Focus Features)

Jane Campion ‘The Power of the Dog’ (Netflix)

Steven Spielberg ‘West Side Story’ (20th Century Studios)

Mr Spielberg’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Managers: Carla Raij, Daniel LupiFirst Assistant Director: Adam SomnerSecond Assistant Director: Jeremy MarksAssistant Unit Production Manager: Robert T. StriemSecond Second Assistant Director: Josh MuzafferAdditional Second Assistant Director: Billy BrennanLocation Managers: Robert T. Striem, Katherine Delaney

Denis Villeneuve ‘Dune’ (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Mr Villeneuve’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Managers: Joe Caracciolo, Jr., James GrantFirst Assistant Director: Chris CarrerasSecond Assistant Director: Tom Rye

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT OF A FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR

Maggie Gyllenhaal ‘The Lost Daughter’ (Netflix)

Rebecca Hall ‘Passing’ (Netflix)

Tatiana Huezo ‘Prayers for the Stolen’ (Netflix)

Lin-Manuel Miranda ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’ (Netflix)

Mr Miranda’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Deb DyerFirst Assistant Director: Mariela ComitiniSecond Assistant Directors: Josh A. Muzaffer, Luca WaldmanSecond Second Assistant Directors: Melissa Morphet, Lincoln MajorAdditional Second Assistant Director: Zach CitarellaLocation Manager: Ryan Smith

Michael Sarnoski ‘Pig’ (NEON)

Emma Seligman ‘Shiva Baby’ (Utopia)

Last year, Chloe Zhao of ‘Nomadland’ won the DGA’s theatrical feature film award ahead of winning best director at the 2021 Oscars. Zhao was the first woman of colour to be nominated and win that top category.

The DGA also made history with its nominations last year by nominating two women, Zhao and Promising Young Woman’s Emerald Fennell, in the feature directing category for the first time.