Scorsese, McQueen, Russell among Directors Guild film nominees
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Film-makers Martin Scorsese, Steve McQueen, David O. Russell, Alfonso Cuaron and Paul Greengrass were nominated for Directors Guild (DGA) film awards on Tuesday, an honour that often foreshadows Oscar success.
British director McQueen, 44, scored his first Directors Guild film award nomination for historical slavery drama 12 Years A Slave, as did fellow Briton Greengrass, 58, for Somali piracy thriller Captain Phillips. Mexican director Cuaron, 52, earned his first DGA nomination for existential space drama Gravity. Scorsese, 71, received his 11th nomination for the real-life tale of financial greed The Wolf Of Wall Street, and Russell, 55, earned his second nomination for 1970s corruption caper American Hustle.
Despite Scorsese’s 10 earlier nominations, he has only won the DGA award once, in 2006 for crime thriller The Departed, for which he also won the best director Oscar.
McQueen could be the first black director to win the DGA’s top honour.