Batman Scores DGA Nod

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The nominations for the 2008 Directors Guild of America Award have just been announced, and, as expected, they are Danny Boyle (Slumdog MIllionaire), David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon), Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight), and Gus Van Sant (Milk). The same five films were nominated for Producers Guild Awards on Monday — are they now the front-runners for Best Picture? Probably! Although it should be noted again that Wall-E's Andrew Stanton was not eligible for this particular honor.

DGA unveils film nominees [Variety]