McQueen, Cuaron, Greengrass first-time DGA noms

January 7, 2014 • Entertainment

This film image released by Paramount Pictures shows Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in a scene from “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The film was nominated for a Directors Guild award on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. The winners will be announced on Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Mary Cybulski)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve McQueen gained his first directors guild nomination on Tuesday for his grim historic saga “12 Years a Slave,” securing the British director’s place as a top contender for an Academy Award.

Other first-time nominees were Alfonso Cuaron for his lost-in-space odyssey “Gravity,” and Paul Greengrass for his Somali pirate thriller “Captain Phillips.”

Past nominee David O. Russell received a bid for his con-artist tale “American Hustle.” He was nominated in 2010 for his boxing drama “The Fighter.”

Martin Scorsese earned his 11th nomination for his high-finance Login to read more

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