The Directors Guild of America have announced the nominees for the 2019 Directors Guild Awards, honoring outstanding directorial achievements across film and television. There were few surprises in the film categories, as recent Golden Globe winner Alfonso Cuarón, Spike Lee, and Bradley Cooper earned nods for Roma, BlacKkKlansman, and A Star Is Born, respectively. Cooper also scored a nomination in the First-Time Feature Film category, however, alongside Eighth Grade s Bo Burnham and Sorry to Bother You s Boots Riley, among others. In TV, both Atlanta and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel score multiple nominations in the Comedy Series category, while mainstays like Homeland and The Americans were joined by The Handmaid s Tale, Ozark, and new HBO series Succession. Winners will be announced on Feb. 2 in a ceremony in Hollywood; read through for the full list of nominees below.Feature Film
The Internet did it: The Snyder Cut of Justice League is happening, coming to HBO Max in 2021. The campaign to release the director’s version of the DC superhero team-up flick, and Warner Bros.’ move to do just that, arguably represents the single greatest act of “fan service” in movie history. But what does this move – and others like it (hello, redesigned Sonic!) – mean for the future of movies and filmmakers’ ability to take creative risks? That’s what we’re asking in this video deep dive into fan service, where we break down what exactly “fan service” is; take you through the history of fan campaigns and studios’ successful (and sometimes unsuccessful) attempts to please lovers of certain IP; and contemplate what it all means for some of our favorite franchises.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.