2020 Directors Guild of America Awards winner will become frontrunner at Oscars

2020 Directors Guild of America Awards winner will become frontrunner at Oscars
The nominees for the 72st annual edition of the DGA Awards are: Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”), Sam Mendes (“1917”), Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”), Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) and Taika Waititi (“Jojo Rabbit”). All of these but the Waititi reaped Oscar nominations as well; he was snubbed by the directors branch of the academy in favor of “Joker” helmer Todd Phillips.

That the DGA and Oscars don’t have the same line-up isn’t so surprising. After all, since the DGA enshrined the number of nominees as five in 1970, there have only been five years when it previewed the exact slate of Oscar contenders. There are usually one or two discrepancies. The last time that the DGA went just 2 for 5 was in 2013.

The two Directors Guild of America nominees that year to also reap Oscar bids were Ang Lee (“Life of Pi”) and Steven Spielberg (“Lincoln”). The
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