Guillermo del Toro

In politicized awards season, the DGA offers a notably diverse list of nominees

In politicized awards season, the DGA offers a notably diverse list of nominees

With the five nominees unveiled on Thursday, the Directors Guild of America Awards offered a slate that countered both the “all-male” set that Natalie Portman savaged from the podium at the Golden Globes last weekend and the racial homogeneity that sparked two years of #Oscarssowhite.

The group of directors nominated for the feature film award this year included Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Jordan Peele (“Get Out”), Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water"), Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk”) and Martin McDonagh (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”).

Notable in his absence was Steven Spielberg for “The Post.” Spielberg is a DGA favorite; he has won the award three times...

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