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  • This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows director/co-writer/producer Bradley Cooper, left, and camera operator Scott Sakamoto on the set of "A Star is Born." (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via AP)

  • This image released by Focus Features shows director Spike Lee, left, with actors Topher Grace, center, and Adam Driver on the set of Lee's film "BlacKkKlansman." (David Lee/Focus Features via AP)

  • This image released by Magnolia Pictures shows U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in a scene from "RBG." The film was nominated for nest documentary for the Directors Guild of America. (Magnolia Pictures via AP)

  • This image released by Netflix shows filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, left, and actress Yalitza Aparicio on the set of "Roma." (Carlos Somonte/Netflix via AP)

  • This image released by Focus Features shows Fred Rogers on the set of his show "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood" from the film, "Won't You Be My Neighbor." The film was nominated for nest documentary for the Directors Guild of America. (Jim Judkis/Focus Features via AP)

Tuesday, January 08, 2019 2:50 pm

Cuaron, Cooper, Spike Lee are among Directors Guild nominees

Associated Press

 

NEW YORK – Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuaron and Spike Lee are among the nominees for the Director's Guild award for outstanding directorial achievement.

The DGA announced its five nominees Tuesday in one of the most closely watched guild awards leading up to next month's Academy Awards. Cuaron is nominated for his personal black-and-white drama "Roma," Cooper for his "A Star Is Born" remake and Lee for his white supremacist tale "BlacKkKlansman."

The other nominees are Peter Farrelly for the interracial road trip tale "Green Book" and Adam McKay for "Vice," his biopic of former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Among those left out was Ryan Coogler, who helmed the superhero sensation "Black Panther."