DGA Nods to 'Babel,' 'Departed'
Eastwood's omission a crying shame
On Tuesday, Jan. 9, the DGA announced its nominees: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for "Babel," Bill Condon for "Dreamgirls," Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris for "Little Miss Sunshine," Martin Scorsese for "The Departed" and Stephen Frears for "The Queen."
These were the same five films nominated for the feature award from the Producers Guild of America.
This year, the Oscar-winning Eastwood directed two critically acclaimed films: "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters From Iwo Jima." Both films relate the same World War II from opposing points of view.
Last year, Ang Lee won the feature film award for directing "Brokeback Mountain."
The DGA awards will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City, Calif., on Feb. 3.