As a new year dawns on the world of Hollywood, the famous faces we all know and love aren’t bothering with the whole ‘new year, new me’ debacle. After all, they don’t have to go to the gym (they have plastic surgery for that), they don’t have to save money (apparently being famous makes you rich? Who knew?) and they definitely won’t be doing Dry January – because it’s awards season, y’all! It’s time to get crunk. However, for many celebrities, a new year does bring a brand new question…where the heck are they going to put their next award?!
Although we’re only two weeks into the new year, award season is already well under way. We’ve already watched some of the greatest actors and actresses of modern Hollywood walk the red carpet at the Golden Globes, and now we’ve been graced with the nominees for the annual Directors Guild of America awards. With 16,000 members already in their prestigious group, the big bosses are looking for new recruits – and they have picked some good’uns. However, these nominees will all be vying for the same title; The Best Director of 2017.
It’s no surprise that last year was a HA-YUUUUUUUGE year for the world of Hollywood. We could note down all of the blockbusters that blew our mind, but that would be a whole new article. Nevertheless, these magical movies have not gone unnoticed – and neither have their directors. So who are the nominees for this Directors Guild of America Best Director of 2017 award? Well, the nominees aren’t so different from the latest Golden Globe results…
One of the most notable nominees is our main man, Guillermo del Toro, who has (obviously) been nominated for his directorial role in the 2017 smash hit, The Shape of Water. Greta Gerwig has also been nominated for her movie, Lady Bird, alongside Martin McDonagh for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. As if that wasn’t enough, the one and only Christopher Nolan has also been nominated for his war-time heartbreaker, Dunkirk. Last but not least, Jordan Peele is nominated in the Best Director of 2017 category for his movie, Get Out.
Of course, these are just the nominees from one category, and you can catch the full list here. This year will mark the 70th anniversary of the DGA awards, and the ceremony will take place on February 3, 2018 – and will be hosted by the legend himself, Judd Apatow. Who do you think we take the top spot?