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DGA Award nominations and Oscars usually disagree ... a bit

January 10, 2011 | 12:07 pm

Nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award do not usually overlap completely with the contenders for best director at the Oscars. The two lists often disagree on one or two nominees out of the five. Here's how they lined up over the last decade.

DGA

2009 5 out of 5

2008 4 out of 5: DGA preferred Christopher Nolan ("The Dark Knight") over Oscar choice Stephen Daldry ("The Reader")

2007 4 out of 5: DGA picked Sean Penn ("Into the Wild") over Oscar nominee Jason Reitman ("Juno")

2006 3 out of 5: DGA picked Bill Condon ("Dreamgirls") and Jonathan Dayton/Valerie Faris ("Little Miss Sunshine") over Oscar contenders Paul Greengrass ("United 93") and Clint Eastwood ("Letters From Iwo Jima")

2005 5 out of 5

2004 4 out of 5: DGA preferred Marc Forster ("Finding Neverland") over Oscar nominee Mike Leigh ("Vera Drake")

2003 4 out of 5: DGA nominated Gary Ross ("Seabiscuit") over Oscar rival Fernando Meirelles ("City of God")

2002 4 out of 5: DGA picked Peter Jackson ("Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers") over Oscar nominee Pedro Almodovar ("Talk to Her")

2001 3 out of 5: DGA opted for Baz Luhrmann ("Moulin Rouge!") and Christopher Nolan ("Momento") over Oscar choices David Lynch ("Mulholland Drive") and Robert Altman ("Gosford Park")

2000 4 out of 5: DGA nominated Cameron Crowe ("Almost Famous") over Oscar contender Stephen Daldry ("Billy Elliot")

1999 4 out of 5: DGA preferred Frank Darabont ("The Green Mile") over Oscar choice Lasse Hallstrom ("The Cider House Rules")

Tom O'Neil

Photo: Directors Guild of America

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