The Directors Guild of America Awards 2023 Nominations Revealed

The Directors Guild of America Awards 2023 Nominations Revealed


Directors Guild of America Awards 2023 nominations

Historically, the Directors Guild of America Awards have been one of the most reliable predictors of Academy Award nominations for Best Director. This year, the guild has nominated four women to direct their feature film debuts.

This slate includes box office sensation Top: Gun Maverick, The Banshees of Inisherin, Tar and the semi-autobiographical film The Fabelmans. Additionally, directorial debuts Murina, Happening, Saint Omer and Emily the Criminal are recognized.

Best Feature Film

Today, The Directors Guild of America Awards 2023 nominations were revealed and included some of the year's biggest blockbusters and first-time filmmakers. Todd Field's Tar, Joseph Kosinski's Top Gun: Maverick, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert's Everything Everywhere All at Once, Martin McDonagh's The Banshees of Inisherin and Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans all earned nominations.

The Best Feature Film award has become a near-universal predictor of Oscar success, with only eight disagreements between the guild and Academy over seven decades. Jane Campion made history when her debut film The Power of the Dog won both DGA and Oscar recognition - she then followed that up with another stunning victory at the Oscars!

Berger's powerful anti-war drama about a German soldier joining the army is one of this year's most captivating movies, though it remains uncertain who will win the Best Picture race at year's end. It also resonates with current events following an attempted assassination attempt on Argentina's vice president and an increasingly violent period of extremism in a country divided over its new economic crisis.

This year, the DGA recognized first-time directors Charlotte Wells (Aftersun), Alice Diop (Seventeen) and Audrey Diwan (Happening). Other nominees include Sarah Polley's Women Talking, Gina Prince-Bythewood's The Woman King and Stanley Nelson's Attica.

Best Adapted Screenplay

Historically, the Directors Guild of America Awards have been one of the strongest indicators to predict who will win Best Director Oscar. Since many members vote for the academy, it's wise to pay attention to who wins each DGA award closely.

It can be challenging to distinguish between the five nominees for Adapted Screenplay and those nominated for Best Original Screenplay due to the overlap. But three of the five films on this list were adapted from previously published material (Glass Onion, Top Gun: Maverick and Women Talking).

In addition to Glass Onion and Top Gun: Maverick, this year's other Adapted Screenplay nominees include Everything Everywhere All At Once by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, The Banshees of Inisherin by Martin McDonagh and Tar by Todd Field. Directorial debuts Emily the Criminal by John Patton Ford and Aftersun by Charlotte Wells also received nominations.

It was interesting to observe that the first-time directors category featured an impressive amount of female nominees - four out of the five nominated films being directed by women: Alice Diop for Saint Omer, Audrey Diwan for Happening, Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic for Murina and Charlotte Wells for Aftersun. This shows that women are making progress in this arena.

Best Film Editing

Since 1951, the American Cinema Editors (ACE) have recognized excellence in film editing with the ACE Eddie Awards. These prestigious awards serve as a prelude to the Academy Awards and showcase more than 1,000 of entertainment industry's most accomplished editors and filmmakers.

Although this year's list of nominees for Best Film Editing may appear small, it still features some fierce competition. Only two films, Warner Bros' "Elvis" and Paramount Pictures' "Top Gun: Maverick," have received nominations in both categories.

Therefore, it's likely that one of these two films will win this category. However, it could also be Daniel Scheinert's "Everything Everywhere All At Once", which has been nominated for best picture, that takes home the prize.

With only weeks left before the Oscars, Hollywood's top directors are gearing up for a fierce battle of the guilds. Today, each of the Screen Actors Guild, Producers Guild and Directors Guild announced their own nominations - it's only a matter of time before we find out who will ultimately take home the golden statuette.

With less than one month until the 2023 Oscars, Hollywood's top directors must continue to secure recognition. This is especially important for those who have been working on their first feature film.

Best Cinematography

The Directors Guild of America Awards 2023 are one of the most coveted and competitive award shows in directing. Voted on by over 18,000 guild members, it recognizes and rewards the best directors in the industry.

Historically, the DGA has been an accurate predictor of who will win Best Director at the Academy Awards. With only eight misses out of 74 years, this guild has never missed an eventual winner.

This year, the guild selected Todd Field (Tar), Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick), Daniels (Everywhere All at Once), Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin) and Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans). Additionally, several first-time feature helmers were nominated.

Charlotte Wells ("Aftersun"), Alice Diop ("Saint Omer"), Audrey Diwan ("Happening") and John Patton Ford ("Emily the Criminal") all received nominations for their work on their first features. Other notable first-time female nominees included Alma Har'el ("Honey Boy"), Radha Blank ("The Forty-Year-Old Version") and Regina King ("One Night in Miami").

Women have been a dominant force in the director category for several years now. This year, they have an opportunity to further solidify their status by winning more DGA Awards awards. With three film nominations and eight TV award nominations remaining, this list should be closely examined as it often correlates closely with Oscar contenders for Best Director.

Best Sound

On Thursday, the Directors Guild of America Awards 2023 nominations were revealed - Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan's Everything Everywhere All at Once being nominated for best sound. This is a monumental win for the duo who were also nominated for directing Tar; this marks their second win in a row.

Since 1970, the DGA has not always mirrored their Academy Award nominees exactly; however this year has been an exception. Five of the six Best Director Oscar finalists have been nominated for a DGA Award, including Todd Field for Tar and Joseph Kosinski for Top Gun: Maverick.

Women made up four out of the five first-time director nominations, including Alice Diop for Saint Omer, Audrey Diwan for Happening, Antonieta Almat Kusijanovic for Murina and Charlotte Wells for Aftersun. Additionally, John Patton Ford from Emily the Criminal received a nod.

Though some of the men in the category have made a name for themselves by creating big blockbusters, this year's group of first-time directors is highly international. France's Alice Diop for Saint Omer, England's Audrey Diwan for Happening and Scotland's Charlotte Wells for Aftersun are all newcomers to the scene and already having success. That's an improvement over last year when four female filmmakers earned first-time DGA nominations - two for Best Feature Film!

Best Special Effects

Directors Guild of America Awards 2023 nominations have been released, featuring some of the biggest contenders such as a reimagined Pinocchio for Disney+; Avatar: The Way of Water which earned an Oscar nomination for its visual effects work; and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever which earned a VES nomination for its water effects simulations created by Weta Studio.

Rob Bredow, the film's visual effects supervisor, has extensive experience in special effects work; his credits include Independence Day and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Additionally, he serves as Executive Creative Director at Industrial Light & Magic and Chair of the Academy Software Foundation.

Another strong contender is House of the Dragon, a prequel to Game of Thrones. Starring Idris Elba as a wish-fulfilling genie, this film includes various creatures from both books and film franchises.

Baz Luhrmann's Elvis is an ambitious reimagining of the life of the iconic singer, set over three decades with stunning visual effects.

Other VFX-heavy films to watch for Oscar nominations include Bullet Train, which recreated Japan with LED screens and a soundstage in Los Angeles; Kubo and the Two Strings, an animated stop-motion film; Three Thousand Years of Longing, an epic fantasy about three centuries in a magical realm; as well as Jurassic World: Dominion which promises stunning CG work.

Best Makeup

The Directors Guild of America Awards 2023 nominations have been released and this year's entrants are among the best ever seen in this category. As with Best Picture, makeup plays a major role in Oscar voting and often predicts which films will make it onto the final ballot.

In the past, DGA nominations were often accurate predictors of Oscar wins, especially when members were able to view all shortlisted films at a "bake-off" presentation. However, since 2010 when they expanded their Best Makeup & Hair Styling category to all feature films, five out of five nominees have not met this mark.

That said, this category has become a reliable predictor of Best Actor and Best Actress wins in recent years. Recent winners like Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman, Matthew McConaughey and Meryl Streep all won their Oscars with makeup wins to boot; thus giving hope to this year's contenders in this regard.

On Saturday night at the 10th annual Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards in Beverly Hills, Baz Luhrmann's "Elvis" and contemporary makeup team from fellow Best Picture Oscar contender Everything Everywhere All at Once took top honors for period and character makeup respectively; Adrien Morot, Kathy Tse and Chris Gallaher were named special makeup effects team of the year for their work on "The Whale," while Black Panther: Wakanda Forever got recognition too with its makeup styling team receiving recognition as well. Angela Bassett was presented with the MUAH Guild's Distinguished Artisan Award which follows previous legendary recipients such as Jon Favreau, Eddie Murphy Johnny Depp Ryan Murphy Guillermo del Toro Sir Patrick Stewart Melissa McCarthy Jon Favreau Jon Favreau Eddie Murphy Johnny Depp Ryan Murphy Guillermo del Toro Sir Patrick Stewart & Joan Collins respectively

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