Two Latin American directors have been nominated for the 68th Annual DGA Awards, it was announced today. Fresh from his Golden Globes victory and as it was expected, Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu (pictured left) has been nominated for the DGA Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2015 for The Revenant.
Surprisingly, Brazilian director Fernando Coimbra received a nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director -a new category recognizing the achievement of first-time feature film directors- for A Wolf at the Door / O Lobo Atrás da Porta.
This marks González Iñárritu’s fourth DGA Award nomination, and second in a row. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in 2014 for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for “Best Job” (Procter & Gamble) in 2012. He was also nominated for Babel in 2006. Iñárritu’s opponents are Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), Adam McKay (The Big Short), George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), and Ridley Scott (The Martian).
Coimbra’s thriller A Wolf at the Door premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2014, and was the winner at San Sebastian’s Latinos Horizontes section and at the Rio Film Festival, among other accolades. He’s competing against Joel Edgerton (The Gift), Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) and László Nemes (Son of Saul).
The winners of the 68th Annual DGA Awards, presented by the Directors Guild of America, will be announced on Saturday, February 6, 2016.