The Directors Guild of America announced today the nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2019, including Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood. The full list of nominees include Bong Joon Ho (Parasite), Sam Mendes (1917), Martin Scorsese (The Irishman), Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood), and Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit).
In a statement, DGA president Thomas Schlamme said, “In a year full of excellent films, DGA members have chosen an extraordinary group of filmmakers to nominate for this year’s Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film Award. These directors represent the highest standard of filmmaking, and their films are a testament to innovative storytelling, artistic achievement, and the passion that filmmakers share with their audiences. Being nominated by their peers is what makes this award particularly meaningful for directors, and I congratulate all of the nominees for their outstanding work.” The winners will be announced at the 72 Annual DGA Awards on January 25th, 2020 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Los Angeles.