Gerwig, 34, was joined by Mexican Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water, black first-time director Jordan Peele for racial horror satire Get Out, and Britain's Martin McDonagh for dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
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First-time feature film nominees include Peele, Aaron Sorkin for "Molly's Game", Taylor Sheridan for "Wind River", William Oldroyd for "Lady Macbeth" and Geremy Jasper for "Patti Cake$". Christopher Nolan got his fourth for "Dunkirk".
Since 1948, all but seven of the eventual winners of the accolade have gone on to repeat their success at the Oscars, with Damien Chazelle claiming the Best Director Academy Award past year (17) after taking home the DGA gong. Meanwhile, Peele has received a second nomination in a major category for the 2018 DGA Awards as he's also up for Outstanding Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director.
South Carolina's Will Muschamp gets new 6-year, $28.2 million contract
It was their best mark since 2013, when they went 11-2, and came in Muschamp's second year leading the program. He set a SC record with 38 rushing touchdowns and finished sixth in school history with 2,677 rushing yards.
The shortlist for the TV categories were announced on Wednesday (10Jan18), with the seventh season of cult fantasy Game of Thrones, starring Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke, dominating the Dramatic Series section, scoring three out of the five entries.
The TV movie and miniseries category also includes Barry Levinson for "The Wizard of Lies", Scott Frank for "Godless", Kyra Sedgwick for the Lifetime movie "Story of a Girl", Jean-Marc Vallee for Golden Globes victor "Big Little Lies" and George C. Wolfe for "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks".
Diddy Calls Mary J. Blige 'Black Excellence' During Walk of Fame Ceremony
Blige is riding high after celebrating her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and her 47th birthday. Blige took a moment to acknowledge " Mudbound " director Dee Rees who also attended.
The 2018 DGA Awards will be hosted by filmmaker Judd Apatow in Beverly Hills, California on 3 February (18).
How Kate Middleton Celebrated Her 36th Birthday
The 36-year-old took her time heading into the school, stopping to chat to the waiting students lined up outside to greet the royal visitor.