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Directors Guild of America nominates Cooper, Cuaron for top honours

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Alfonso Cuaron, Bradley Cooper, Spike Lee, and Peter have been nominated by the for its top feature award.

Apart from this nomination, has also been nominated by the DGA for its first-time for 'A Star is Born' along with Bo Burnham for 'Eighth Grade', for 'Blindspotting', for 'A Private War', and Boots Riley for 'Sorry to Bother You'.

The last time Cuaron won the DGA and was five years ago when he directed 'Gravity'. It is the first DGA nomination for Copper, and Lee. On the other hand, this is McKay's third DGA nomination, three years after he won for 'The Big Shot'.

DGA'a nomination announcement was no surprise after Cuaron won for directing "Roma" over the same four - Cooper, Farrelly, Lee, and McKay. Cuaron also won the from the New York Critics Circle.

However, contenders overlooked for a DGA nod include for "If Beale Street Could Talk," Ryan Coogler for "Black Panther," Damien Chazelle for "First Man," Debra Granik for "Leave No Trace," Yorgos Lanthimos for "The Favourite" and Marielle Heller for "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"

The DGA is usually considered to be one of the top indicators of glory, with all but seven of the DGA winners since 1948 going on to win top honours at

The DGA winners will be announced at the 71st Annual DGA Awards on Feb. 2, following voting by its 17,000 members. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will reveal nominations on Jan. 22.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 12:40 IST
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