Directors Guild Names Their Favorites

January 8, 2008 By:
Directors Guild Names Their Favorites

The Directors Guild of America nominated the makers of five films for best director of 2007. The guild nominated Paul Thomas Anderson for "There Will Be Blood," about the rise to wealth of an oil prospector, and Sean Penn with his wilderness adventure "Into the Wild."

Also making the DGA's list were brothers Joel and Ethan Coen for their gritty crime drama "No Country for Old Men," Tony Gilroy for his directorial debut with legal thriller "Michael Clayton" and, finally, painter-turned-director Julian Schnabel for "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly."

This is especially important for these directors this year, since this year's award season is going to be pretty lame with the writers' strike.