The Directors Guild of America announced their picks for directorial achievement in feature film. Nominations include:
Paul Thomas Anderson for "There Will Be Blood"
Joel and Ethan Coen for "No Country for Old Men"
Tony Gilroy for "Michael Clayton"
Sean Penn for "Into the Wild"
Julian Schnabel for "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
These are all excellent picks. In such a strong year, it had to have been tough to narrow down just five. But I like all of these choices, and I'm particularly happy for Tony Gilroy, who's directorial debut MICHAEL CLAYTON, is an incredible first effort.