Scorsese, Allen up for DGA Award

Jan. 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Woody Allen, David Fincher, Michel Hazanavicius, Alexander Payne and Martin Scorsese are up for the Directors Guild of America's top film prize.

The filmmakers directed "Midnight in Paris," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "The Artist," "The Descendants" and "Hugo" respectively.

They are now in the running for the DGA's Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award of 2011, DGA President Taylor Hackford announced Monday.

"The directors nominated this year for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award have each demonstrated an inspired command of the medium. The fact that their prodigious talents have been recognized by their peers is the highest honor a director can achieve," Hackford said in a statement. "I offer my most sincere congratulations to each of the nominees."

The winner will be named at the 64th annual DGA Awards Dinner Jan. 28, in the Grand Ballroom at the Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles.

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