Out director Rob Marshall and Stephen Daldry (who's married but still identifies as gay) were nominated Tuesday for the 2003 Directors Guild of America awards. Both are first-time nominees. Marshall was nominated for Chicago, his debut feature film, and Daldry was cited for The Hours, his second film. Also in the running this year are Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), Roman Polanski (The Pianist), and Martin Scorsese (Gangs of New York). In all but five of the 54 years of the award's existence, the DGA winner has gone on to win the Best Director Oscar. The winner will be announced March 1.