Directors Guild Snubs Andrew Stanton


The Directors Guild is set to announce its nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film on Thursday, but according to the L.A. Times' Tom O'Neil, Wall-E helmer Andrew Stanton has been inexplicably ruled ineligible on the count that his movie is animated. Some might see this setback, along with the film's omission from the Producers Guild nominations, as a sign that Wall-E's Oscar hopes are cratering — but not us! Might today's egregious snubs be the wake-up call Academy members need to do the right thing and nominate Stanton's masterpiece for Best Picture? We hope so! [Gold Derby/LAT]