Bradley Cooper shortlisted for double honours at Director's Guild of America Awards

Adam McKay also picks up his second nod after landing one for his TV work on Succession.

Hit movie musical A Star Is Born has earned Bradley Cooper double nominations for the 2019 Directors Guild of America Awards.

The actor made his directorial debut with the project, in which he also starred, and now his efforts have been highly praised by members of the Directors Guild of America ahead of their annual prizegiving.

Cooper will compete for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film against Alfonso Cuaron (Roma), Peter Farrelly (Green Book), Adam McKay (Vice), and Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman), while he is also up for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director.

That category also features Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade), Matthew Heineman (A Private War), Carlos Lopez Estrada (Blindspotting), and Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You).

DGA officials also unveiled their shortlist for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary, with Morgan Neville (Won’t Your Be My Neighbor), Ramell Ross (Hale County This Morning, This Evening), Elizabeth Chai Vasarhely and Jimmy Chin (Free Solo), Tim Wardle (Three Identical Strangers), and Betsy West and Julie Cohen (RBG) facing off for the title.

The film nominations emerge a day after Vice's McKay also picked up a DGA nomination in the Drama Series TV category for his work on Succession, going up against Jason Bateman for Ozark, Lesli Linka Glatter for Homeland, Chris Long for The Americans, and Daina Reid for The Handmaid's Tale.

Meanwhile, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino will vie for the top Comedy Series award, alongside Donald Glover and Hiro Murai for Atlanta, and Bill Hader for Barry, and in mini-series section, the nominees are Cary Joji Fukunaga for Maniac, David Leveaux and Alex Rudzinski for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Barry Levinson for Paterno, Ben Stiller for Escape at Dannemora, and Sharp Objects' Jean-Marc Vallee, who won the accolade last year (18) for Big Little Lies.

The winners will be announced during a ceremony in Hollywood on 2 February (19).

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