Black Filmmaking Excellence: Boots Riley And Spike Lee Both Land DGA Award Nominations
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Black Filmmaking Excellence: Boots Riley And Spike Lee Both Land DGA Award Nominations

The nominees for the 71st annual Directors Guild Awards were announced Tuesday and two Black auteurs are present on the list.

Spike Lee received a nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Feature Film category for his film BlacKkKlansman. First-time filmmaker Boots Riley also received a nomination in Outstanding Directorial Achievement Of A First Time Feature Film Director for his film, Sorry To Bother You. The Directors Guild Awards also serve as one of the biggest indicators as to who might be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director on Oscar Sunday.

Boots Riley expressed elation at his DGA nomination in a tweet with a caption that read, "I've been nominated by the Directors Guild for a First Time Feature Director award for #SorryToBotherYou !!!!!!!"

Winners will be announced on February 2. Here's the list of nominees below.

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM

BRADLEY COOPER

A Star is Born

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Unit Production Manager: Robert J. Dohrmann

First Assistant Director: Michele “Shelley” Ziegler

Second Assistant Director: Xanthus Valan

Second Second Assistant Director: Matthew R. Milan

ALFONSO CUARÓN

Roma

(Netflix)

Unit Production Manager: Ana Hernandez

First Assistant Director: Frederic Henocque Albino

Second Assistant Director: Patrick Heyerdahl

Second Second Assistant Directors: Luis Fernando Vásquez, Julián ‘Chico’ Valdés, Arturo Garcia

PETER FARRELLY

Green Book

(Universal Pictures)

Unit Production Managers: Alissa M. Kantrow, John Brister, Franses Simonovich (New York Unit)

First Assistant Directors: J.B. Rogers, Alejandro Ramia (New York Unit)

Second Assistant Directors: Paul B. Uddo, Jack McKenna (New York Unit)

Second Second Assistant Directors: Gerson Paz, Jonathan Warren

Location Manager: Louis Zuppardi

SPIKE LEE

BlacKkKlansman

(Focus Features)

Unit Production Manager: Marcei A. Brown

First Assistant Director: Mike Ellis

Second Assistant Director: Tracey Hinds

Second Second Assistant Directors: Jason Perez, Christina Ann Walker, Anastasia Folorunso

ADAM MCKAY

Vice

(Annapurna Pictures)

Unit Production Managers: Julie Hartley, Jeff Waxman

First Assistant Director: Matt Rebenkoff

Second Assistant Director: Joann Connolly

Second Second Assistant Directors: Yarden Levo, Dave Vogel (Washington D.C. Unit)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT OF A FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR

BO BURNHAM

Eighth Grade

(A24)

First Assistant Director: Dan Taggatz

Second Assistant Director: Vic Coram

Second Second Assistant Director: Evelyn Fogleman

BRADLEY COOPER

A Star is Born

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Unit Production Manager: Robert J. Dohrmann

First Assistant Director: Michele “Shelley” Ziegler

Second Assistant Director: Xanthus Valan

Second Second Assistant Director: Matthew R. Milan

CARLOS LÓPEZ ESTRADA

Blindspotting

(Summit Entertainment)

Assistant Director: La Mar Stewart

Second Second Assistant Director: Dominic Martin

Additional Second Second Assistant Director: Armin Houshmandi

MATTHEW HEINEMAN

A Private War

(Aviron Pictures)

Unit Production Manager: Louise Killin

First Assistant Directors: George Walker, Peter Freeman (Jordan Unit)

Second Assistant Directors: Tom Mulberge (UK Unit), Tom Browne (Jordan Unit)

Second Second Assistant Director: Tarik Afifi (Jordan Unit)

BOOTS RILEY

Sorry to Bother You

(Annapurna Pictures)

Production Manager: Chris Martin

First Assistant Director: Brian Benson

Second Assistant Director: Hilton Jamal Day

Second Second Assistant Directors: Sam Purdy, Nick Alvarez

 

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