The 59th Annual DGA Awards Contenders Unveiled

Departed, The picture


"The Departed" helmer Martin Scorsese was in the list for Best Director honor along with the filmmakers of "The Queen", "Babel", and "Little Miss Sunshine."

The road to the 2007 Oscar gets merrier as Directors Guild of America, through its president Michael Apted, unveiled its picks of film directors to be the contenders for its DGA Awards as the organization celebrates the event for the 59th time.

Making the cut in Best Director slot were "The Departed" helmer Martin Scorsese, Stephen Frears for "The Queen", Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for "Babel", and the husband-and-wife team behind "Little Miss Sunshine", Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

Except for Scorsese, who earned his seventh nod for this year's event, all names turned out to be the first-time nominees in the competition. DGA will announce the winner at its 59th annual DGA Awards Dinner set to take place at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles on February 3, 2007.

Apart from naming the Best Director, DGA will also bestow four special honors in recognizing lifetime career achievement and extraordinary contributions to the Guild. Honorary Life Membership will be given to Carl Reiner while Robert B. Aldrich Service Award will go to both Paris Barclay and Taylor Hackford. The rest two, Lifetime Achievement in News Direction and Franklin J. Schaffer Achievement Award, will be handed to George Paul and Terry Benson, respectively.

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