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"Midnight in Paris" writer-director Woody Allen (left) and "Hugo" filmmaker Martin Scorsese were among the nominees announced Monday for the Directors Guild of America's top prize. Mr. Allen's last nod was for 1989's "Crimes and Misdemeanors." (Associated Press)

"Midnight in Paris" writer-director Woody Allen (left) and "Hugo" filmmaker Martin Scorsese were among the nominees announced Monday for the Directors Guild of America's top prize. Mr. Allen's last nod was for 1989's "Crimes and Misdemeanors." (Associated Press)

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