Directors Guild Awards nominations announced

Director Richard Linklater poses with the award for Best Director - Motion Picture for "Boyhood," in the press room at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Jan. 11, 2015.

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The Directors Guild of America has announced the nominees for its DGA Award honoring outstanding directing in feature film.

Wes Anderson ("The Grand Budapest Hotel"), Richard Linklater ("Boyhood") and Morten Tyldum ("The Imitation Game") all received their first-ever DGA Award nominations in the announcement Tuesday.

They're joined in the category by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("Birdman"), a previous DGA nominee, and Clint Eastwood ("American Sniper"), a previous winner.

"In a year full of excellent films, DGA members have nominated a stellar group of passionate filmmakers," said DGA president Paris Barclay. "Inspiring and artistic, these five directors made films that left an indelible impact not only on their fellow directors and members of the director's team, but on audiences around the world."

Directors who missed out on this year's list include Ava DuVernay for "Selma" and Angelina Jolie for "Unbroken," as well as David Fincher ("Gone Girl"), Bennett Miller ("Foxcatcher") and Christopher Nolan ("Interstellar").

The winner will be revealed at the 67th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Feb. 7, 2015, hosted by actress Jane Lynch.