The Directors Guild of America has announced its nominees for best director of 2009. They are:
Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker
James Cameron – Avatar
Lee Daniels – Precious
Jason Reitman – Up in the Air
Quentin Tarantino – Inglorious Basterds
These nominations are a strong indication of who may be nominated for the Oscar. This also might be the most diverse group of nominees in DGA history. It is refreshing that Lee Daniels is nominated after being left off the Golden Globes ballot.