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January 9, 2012
Director's Guild of America Announces its Top 5 Nominees
Los Angeles – Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2011.
“The directors nominated this year for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award have each demonstrated an inspired command of the medium. The fact that their prodigious talents have been recognized by their peers is the highest honor a director can achieve,” said Hackford. “I offer my most sincere congratulations to each of the nominees.”
The winner will be named at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The nominees are (in alphabetical order):
WOODY ALLEN Midnight in Paris (Sony Pictures Classics) Mr. Allen’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Managers: Matthieu Rubin, Helen Robin First Assistant Director: Gil Kenny Second Assistant Director: Delphine Bertrand
DAVID FINCHER The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Columbia Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures) Mr. Fincher’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: Daniel M. Stillman First Assistant Director: Bob Wagner Second Assistant Director: Allen Kupetsky Production Manager (Sweden Unit): Karolina Heimburg Second Assistant Directors (Sweden Unit): Hanna Nilsson, Pontus Klänge 2nd Second Assistant Director (Sweden Unit): Niklas Sjöström 2nd Second Assistant Director (U.S. Unit): Maileen Williams Unit Production Manager (Zurich Unit): Christos Dervenis Unit Production Manager (U.K. Unit): Lara Baldwin Second Assistant Director (U.K. Unit): Paul Taylor
MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS The Artist (The Weinstein Company) Mr. Hazanavicius’ Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: Antoine De Cazotte Production Manager (FR): Ségoléne Fleury First Assistant Director (FR): James Canal First Assistant Director (US): David Cluck Second Assistant Director (US): Dave Paige Second Second Assistant Directors: Karla Strum, Ricky Robinson
ALEXANDER PAYNE The Descendants (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Mr. Payne’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: George Parra First Assistant Director: Richard L. Fox Second Assistant Director: Scott August Second Second Assistant Director: Amy Wilkins Bronson
MARTIN SCORSESE Hugo (Paramount Pictures) Mr. Scorsese’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Managers: Charles Newirth, Georgia Kacandes, Angus More Gordon First Assistant Director: Chris Surgent Second Assistant Director: Richard Graysmark Second Assistant Directors: Tom Brewster, Fraser Fennell-Ball Production Managers (Paris Unit): Michael Sharp, Gilles Castera First Assistant Director (Paris Unit): Ali Cherkaoui