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2009 Directors’ Guild, Writers Guild & Cinematographer Society Awards

The Dark Knight has strengthened it's bid for Best Picture Oscar as it received nominations from the Directors' Guild of America Awards, the Writers' Guild of America Awards and the Cinematographer Society Awards for 2009.

The Nominees for the DIRECTORS’ GUILD OF AMERICA AWARDS:

David Fincher, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight”
Ron Howard, “Frost/Nixon”
Gus Van Sant, “Milk”
Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”

The Nominees for the WRITERS’ GUILD OF AMERICA AWARDS:

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Burn After Reading – Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Milk – Written by Dustin Lance Black
Vicky Cristina Barcelona – Written by Woody Allen
The Visitor – Written by Tom McCarthy
The Wrestler – Written by Robert Siegel

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Screenplay by Eric Roth
The Dark Knight – Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan & Christopher Nolan
Doubt – Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon – Screenplay by Peter Morgan
Slumdog Millionaire – Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story – Written by Stefan Forbes & Noland Walker
Chicago 10 – Written by Brett Morgen
Fuel – Written by Johnny O’Hara
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson – Screenplay by Alex Gibney
Waltz with Bashir – Written by Ari Folman

The Nominees for the 23rd CINEMATOGRAPHER SOCIETY AWARDS:

Roger Deakins for Revolutionary Road and The Reader
Chris Menges also for The Reader
Claudio Miranda for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Wally Pfister for The Dark Knight
and Anthony Dod Mantle for Slumdog Millionaire

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