Directors Guild Goes With American Sniper And Clint Eastwood Over Selma

January 13, 2015 9:47 PM

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Did the Directors Guild of America just solidify the Oscar race, or toss the whole deck of cards up into the air? We’ll know for sure on Thursday when the Academy announces its selections for Best Director (and every other category), but the five men nominated by the DGA have to feel pretty comfortable going into Thursday morning thanks to today’s nods.

And now, as we do with any list of this sort, we begin to analyze the people who are NOT included… and worry about their chances of breaking through at the Oscars. The most notable absence has to be Ava DuVernay, whose film Selma is winning over the hearts of critics but can’t catch a break with maj...

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