Directors Guild Announces Nominees

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Some pretty esteemed names landed on the list of nominees for the 2012 Directors Guild Awards. Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese were joined by David Fincher, Alexander Payne and French helmer Michel Hazanavicius.

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Allen was nominated for his work on Midnight in Paris and it's the filmmaker’s fourth nomination in his career. He won the award for his Annie Hall in 1977. Scorsese has seven previous nominations and only one win. He won his DGA award the same year he took home the Oscar for The Departed in 2006 and is nominated this year for Hugo.

Fincher earned his honor for bringing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to life for English-speaking audiences. It is Fincher’s third time as a DGA nominee after earning nods for The Social Network and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Payne, previously nominated for Sideways, earned his nomination for his astounding work on the George Clooney-starring The Descendants. Hazanavicius earned his first nomination for The Artist.

The DGAs will be handed out January 28 at an event hosted by Kelsey Grammer.

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Woody Allen is a veteran actor, director and writer of movies. He was born in Brooklyn and often writes about his Jewish heritage for films. They were all filmed in New York City for years, but have expanded to London and around the world recently.

Allen himself has won three Academy Awards, while four actresses that have starred in his movies have taken home an Oscar. Woody has two children with wife Soon-Yi Previn.

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