Directors Guild chooses film award nominees

Filmmakers Woody Allen, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, Alexander Payne and France’s Michel Hazanavicius were nominated for Directors Guild film awards Monday — a honor that is often a key indicator of Oscar success. Hazanavicius, 44, scored his first Directors Guild of America (DGA) nomination for his black and white silent movie about old Hollywood, ‘The Artist,’ which has wowed critics since its premier at the Cannes film festival in May.