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Michael Keaton in Birdman

Michael Keaton in Birdman

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Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater, Richard Linklater, Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke pose with the award for best motion picture - drama for Boyhood

Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater, Richard Linklater, Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke pose with the award for best motion picture - drama for Boyhood

Quirky set: Tony Revolori and Saoirse Ronan in ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, with boxes designed by Annie Atkins.

Quirky set: Tony Revolori and Saoirse Ronan in ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, with boxes designed by Annie Atkins.

Boyhood

Boyhood

Bradley Cooper stars in American Sniper

Bradley Cooper stars in American Sniper

Michael Keaton in Birdman

The five directors who are in the running for the Director's Guild of America's Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film for 2014 have been announced.

Richard Linklater who has just won the best Director gong at the Golden Globes for Boyhood is nominated alongside Clint Eastwood for American Sniper, Alejandro G. Inarritu for Birdman, Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Morton Tyldum for The Imitation Game.

“In a year full of excellent films, DGA members have nominated a stellar group of passionate filmmakers,” said DGA President Barclay.

“Inspiring and artistic, these five directors made films that left an indelible impact not only on their fellow directors and members of the director’s team, but on audiences around the world. Congratulations to all of the nominees for their terrific work.”

It is the first nomination for Anderson, Tyldum and Linklater but Inarritu's third (he was nominated fo rbabel in 2006 and won the award for commericals for “Best Job” (Proctor and Gamble) in 2012) and Eastwood's fourth (he won for Unforgiven in 1992 and Million Dollar Baby in 2004 and was nominated for Mystic River in 2003.�� He won the lifetime achievement award in 2006).

The winner will be named at the 67th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 7, 2015 in LA.

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