Directors Guild Awards reactions: ‘Huge’ nomination for Garth Davis, ‘Yay’ for Denis Villeneuve

Lion” roared on Thursday when the Directors Guild of America nominated Garth Davis as Best Director, and our readers are currently celebrating the helmer’s surprise nom in our movie forums. Be sure to join the discussion right now, where are forum posters are also chatting about the noms for Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”), Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”), Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”) and Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival”), as well as the shocking snubs for DGA darling Martin Scorsese (“Silence”), Mel Gibson (“Hacksaw Ridge”), David Mackenzie (“Hell or High Water”) and Denzel Washington (“Fences”).

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SamEckmann: “WOW. For Garth Davis to break through with such a large voting body is huge.”

Philip: “Davis is actually the only feature film nominee that has a previous DGA nod though for a commercial.”

Hunterbergfeld: “Yay Villeneuve, ugh Davis. Disappointed in no Mackenzie. I still don’t think Davis will make it to the Oscars. I’m now putting Villeneuve in my Oscar predictions and taking out Gibson. I am leaving Mackenzie in instead of giving Davis his spot. Also, if ‘Arrival’ gets nominations for directing, writing, picture, Adams, editing and more, does anybody think it could upset?”

Moviebuff22: “Lol if they’re gonna snub Mel at least nominate Scorcese.”

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Brennan Merone: “Mackenzie could definitely still get in the Oscars, but I think Scorsese and Gibson are out.”

Riley: “I thought that I was so clever for having Garth Davis in my Oscar predictions, but I did not expect him to get DGA as well. There goes his status as a ‘surprise’ nominee.”

BenitoDelicias: “So ‘Lion’ is definitely in for Best Picture, not that anyone was doubting that. But there it is. I’m surprised the guild went with him and not Gibson as the 4th/5th pic along with Villeneuve who’s always been in those final slots with Gibson.”

PJ Edwards: “‘Silence’ is biggest flop since ‘Saving Mr Banks.'”

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