Fincher's inclusion likely kept Steven Spielberg on the outside. The director was one of the assumed DGA favorites for "War Horse," but his name was left off the final ballot. What this does for Spielberg's Oscar chances remains to be seen, but: not great!
Other DGA nominees: Michel Hazanvicius for "The Artist," Alexander Payne for "The Descendants," Martin Scorsese for "Hugo" and Woody Allen for "Midnight in Paris."
Tate Taylor -- who directed awards-favorite "The Help" -- was also snubbed by the DGA, but with a PGA nomination plus an ensemble nod from SAG, his film should be among the chosen ones for Best Picture when the Oscar nominees are announced later this month.