Bradley Cooper (and No Women) Get Directors Guild Film Nominations

Bradley Cooper is a double nominee for A Star Is Born

By Zach Johnson 08 Jan, 2019 6:55 PMTags
Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born Neal Preston/Warner Bros.

Today, the Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film and Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director in 2018. The highly selective nominations list includes a double mention for Bradley Cooper, who made his directorial debut with the Warner Bros.' drama A Star Is Born.

First Man's Damien Chazelle, Crazy Rich Asians' Jon M. Chu, Black Panther's Ryan Coogler, If Beale Street Could Talk's Barry Jenkins, A Quiet Place's John Krasinski, The Favourite's Yorgos Lanthimos and Mary Poppins Returns' Rob Marshall were snubbed by the guild. Not a single woman was nominated, and last year, Lady Bird's Greta Gerwig was the lone female contender.

Winners will be revealed Feb. 2 at the DGA Awards ceremony.

Here's the complete list of nominations:

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)

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

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

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.)

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)

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

Second Second Assistant Director: Tarik Afifi (Jordan)

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

(E!, Focus Features and Universal Pictures are all members of the NBCUniversal family.)