The Directors Guild of America has announced the nominations for its prestigious DGA Film Award, with British director Tom Hooper in the running for Les Miserables.
Hooper is nominated alongside Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), Ang Lee (Life of Pi) and Ben Affleck (Argo). All except Affleck have won and/or being nominated in the past for the award.
On receiving his nomination, Hooper was quoted in Variety as saying: "I'm honored to be nominated by the Directors Guild and truly humbled to be in the company of Steven, Kathryn, Ang and Ben. It has been a truly extraordinary year for cinema, and it is encouraging that films like theirs have been met not only with acclaim but popular success."
In the past five years 21 of the 25 DGA nominees have gone on to receive Oscar nominations, with the DGA Award winner also winning the directing Oscar for the last nine consecutive years.
Directors UK recently screened Les Miserables for members, which was followed by a Q&A between Hooper and D-UK Chair Charles Sturridge. A video from the Q&A will be on the site shortly. In the meantime, you can see pictures from the evening below, or here if the photos don't appear.