The Director's Guild of America has announced the nominees for the 2009 DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film.
The five nominees and their films are: Kathryn Bigelow for "The Hurt Locker," James Cameron for "Avatar," Lee Daniels for "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire," Jason Reitman for "Up in the Air," and Quentin Tarantino for "Inglourious Basterds."
This is a first DGA nomination for Bigelow, Daniels and Reitman. Cameron was nominated -- and won -- for "Titanic" in 1997. Tarantino also received a nomination for his 1994 cult classic, "Pulp Fiction."
The winner will be announced at the 62nd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on January 30.