Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a
First-Time Feature Film Director
This addition by the DGA was one of the highlights of last awards season to me. A very fresh and exciting and needed category. So I am looking forward to it!
Who’s with me? Expectations?
For this year the two strongest prospects so far are Dan Trachtenberg for ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ and Robert Eggers for ‘The VVitch’. And I love that.
I’m predicting Robert Eggers to get in for The Witch. The film did very nicely at the box office and has the reviews to back it up. So A24 could easily make it happen.
Oh yeah, The Witch is the only movie with great reviews (based on Metacritic) and a really wide release this year so far.
Why not Tim Miller for his critically well received Box Office phenomenon Deadpool. Chimichanga!
James Schamus for Indignation will at least get a nomination. Might win.