Wes Anderson, Clint Eastwood, Alejandro Inarritu, Richard Linklater and Morten Tyldum were nominated Tuesday for the Directors Guild of America Award for feature films.
Linklater won the Golden Globe on Sunday for “Boyhood.” This is his first nomination for the DGA Award, which is often a strong indicator of who will take home the Oscar for directing.
Eastwood’s nomination for “American Sniper” is his fourth career DGA nod. He won the prize for “Million Dollar Baby” and “Unforgiven,” and was nominated for “Mystic River.” He received the DGA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.
The nominations were the first for Anderson (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”) and Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”).
Inarritu’s nomination for “Birdman” is his third DGA nomination. He was nominated for the feature film prize for “Babel” in 2006, and won in 2012 for directing a Proctor and Gamble commercial.
The DGA Awards will be presented Feb. 7 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel in Century City.
Nominations for television programs, commercials and documentaries will be announced Wednesday.
— City News Service