The Director's Guild of America has announced its nominations for 2013 movies. The nominees (for those too lazy to click on the link):
Alfonso Cuaron for "Gravity" (pictured above).
Paul Greengrass for "Captain Phillips."
Steve McQueen for "12 Years a Slave."
David O. Russell for "American Hustle."
Martin Scorsese for "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Notable trivia: Scorsese's is his 11th nomination (he won for his 2006 film "The Departed"). Cuaron, Greengrass and McQueen all are enjoying their first nominations, Russell his second ("The Fighter," 2010). Note: An earlier version of this post had mistakenly identified Russell's first DGA-nominated film as "The Wrestler,' which was — as Pete Porter points out — was directed by Darren Aronofsky.
The winner will be announced during ceremonies on Jan. 25.