Sean Penn, known more for his acting abilities than his directorial talent, was nevertheless among the nominees for best filmmaker announced by the Directors Guild of America Tuesday. Penn was nominated for his Into the Wild, starring Emile Hirsch. Among the other DGA nominees were the Coen Brothers for No Country for Old Men, Paul Thomas Anderson for There Will Be Blood, Tony Gilroy for Michael Clayton, and Julian Schnabel for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. With rare exceptions, the DGA winner goes on to win the best-director Oscar at the Academy Awards presentations.



09/01/2008