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Surprise: Bennett Miller, 'Foxcatcher' - Directing
Miller, who was previously nominated for "Capote," shocked by earning a nomination over David Fincher ("Gone Girl"), Ava DuVernay ("Selma") and Clint Eastwood ("American Sniper"). The nod was even more surprising since "Foxcatcher" didn't make the best picture cut and Miller didn't make the DGA Awards cut. That being said, it's his second nomination for just three films which shows that at the least his peers in the directing branch respect his work tremendously.
- Gregory Ellwood