As Natalie Portman famously noted at the Golden Globes in 2018, “here’s all the male nominees” for the 2023 Directors Guild of America Awards.
In their lead category for a feature film, the team includes Daniel Kwan and Daniel Snyrt (“Everything Everything All at Once”), Todd Field (“Tar”), Joseph Kosinski (“Top Gun: Maverick”), Martin McDonagh (“The The”). has nominated Banshees of Inisherin”) and Steven Spielberg (“The Fablemans”).
Despite critically acclaimed films by female directors such as Sarah Polley (“Women Talking”), Gina Prince-Bythewood (“The Woman King”), Chinoni Chukwu (“Teal”) and Maria Schrader (“She Says”), the DGA voting failed. To recognize their achievements. It comes after the Golden Globes handed Spielberg his directing award on Tuesday, where no women were nominated.
Also missing from the lineup are James Cameron for “Avatar: The Way of Water” and Baz Luhrmann for “Elvis,” both considered very competitive in the directing race.
While DGA fumbled in the top category, they made up for it in the first-time feature category, where it’s led by Charlotte Wells (“Aftersun”), which is considered a front-runner after leading the Forerunners. Also included were Alice Diop (“Saint Omer”), Audrey Dewan (“The Happening”), John Patton Ford (“Emily the Criminal”) and Antoneta Alamat Kucijanovic (“Murina”).
There were 11 women previously nominated for first-time director: Alma Harrell (“Honey Boy”), Radha Blank (“The Forty-Year-Old Version”), Regina King (“One Night in Miami”), Mariel Heller (“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”), Kelly Fremon Craig (“The Age of Seventeen”), Mati Diop (“Atlantic”), Melina Matsukas (“Queen and Slim”), Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Lost Daughter”)), Rebecca Hall (“Passing”), Tatiana Huejo (“Pray for Stealing”) and Emma Seligman (“Shiva’s Baby”). This year we get three or four women leading their male counterparts for the first time.
Knocked out of the first-time directing race were Elegance Bratton for her personal LGBTQ drama “The Inspection” and BJ Novak for her comedy-thriller “Revenge.”
The Directors Guild previously announced nominees for television, led by HBO’s “Station Eleven,” Apple TV+’s “Separation” and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”
This year’s DGA Awards will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
The full list of nominees is below.
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Theatrical Feature Film
- Todd Field“Tár” (focus feature)
Unit Production Manager: Nigel Wool, First Assistant Director: Sebastian Fahr-Brix
- Joseph Kosinski“Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount Pictures)
Unit Production Managers: Leanne Stonebraker, Tommy Harper, First Assistant Director: Scott Robertson, Second Assistant Director: Andrew Stahl, Robert E. Kay, Second Second Assistant Director: Spencer Taylor
- Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert“Everything Everything All At At Everything Everything All At At” (A24)
Unit Production Manager: Alison Rose Carter, First Assistant Director: Rodney Smith, Second Assistant Director: John Nasraway, Second Second Assistant Director: Ken C. A
- Martin McDonagh“The Banshees of Inisharin” (Searchlight Image)
First Assistant Director: Peter Cohn
- Steven Spielberg“The Fablemans” (Universal Pictures)
Unit Production Manager: Carla Rise, First Assistant Director: Josh McLaglen, Second Assistant Director: Heather Wagner-Wang, Second Second Assistant Director: David Stickler
Outstanding Directorial Achievement by a First-time Feature Film Director
- Alice Diop“Saint Omer” (Neon)
- Audrey Dewan“The Happening” (IFC Films)
- John Patton Ford“Emily the Criminal” (Bleecker Street)
- Antoneta Alamat Kucijanovic“Murina” (Kino Lorber)
- Charlotte Wells“Aftersun” (A24)
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