After giving us their list of the big guys yesterday, the Directors’ Guild filled out the remaining nominations today with their top TV directors. For the most part, all the expected parties are present (Mad Men, Lost, Modern Family, and Glee season one - back when it was still fantastic), with a few surprises like the 30 Rock “Live Show” episode – really? Of course, it should come as no surprise that HBO once again dominates the list of nominees (they have a whole category to themselves) and AMC has a decent showing considering it only has a handful of programming out there.
Along with the already announced best feature nominations, these lucky directors will find out their fates at the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Jan. 29 in Hollywood.
And the nominees are…
Movies for Television and Mini-Series
• Mick Jackson, Temple Grandin (HBO)
• Barry Levinson, You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)
• David Nutter and Jeremy Podeswa, The Pacific, “Basilone” (HBO)
• Jeremy Podeswa, The Pacific, “Home” (HBO)
• Tim Van Patten, The Pacific, “Okinawa” (HBO)
• Jack Bender, Lost, “The End, Part 1 & 2” (ABC)
• Allen Coulter, Boardwalk Empire, “Paris Green” (HBO)
• Frank Darabont, The Walking Dead, “Days Gone Bye” (Pilot) (AMC)
• Jennifer Getzinger, Mad Men, “The Suitcase” (AMC)
• Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire, “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
• Steve Levitan, Modern Family, “Hawaii” (ABC)
• Beth McCarthy Miller, 30 Rock, “Live Show” (NBC)
• Ryan Murphy, Glee, “The Power of Madonna” (FOX)
• David Nutter, Entourage, “Lose Yourself” (HBO)
• Michael Spiller, Modern Family, “Halloween” (ABC)
• Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live With Betty White (NBC)
• Linda Mendoza, Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Performance at The White House (PBS)
• John C. Moffitt, Bill Maher “…But I’m Not Wrong” (HBO)
• Chuck O’Neill, Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear (Comedy Central)
• Glenn Weiss, 64th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)
• Hisham Abed, The Hills, “Episode #601” (MTV)
• Eyten Keller, The Next Iron Chef, “Episode #301” (Food Network)
• Bryan O’Donnell, Private Chefs of Beverly Hills: Challah Back (Food Network)
• Brian Smith, Master Chef, “Episode #103” (FOX)
• Bertram Van Munster, The Amazing Race, “I Think We’re Fighting The Germans, Right?” (CBS)
For the complete list, including Daytime Serials and Commercial directors, check out the link below.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
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The Coen brothers could be adding a third Writers Guild of America Award to their impressive trophy case next month if they can nab best original screenplay for their quirky comedy Burn After Reading. The WGA, who announced their nominees today, presented Joel and Ethan Coen with best adapted screenplay last year for No Country for Old Men and best original screenplay in 1997 for Fargo.
Rounding out the contenders this year are Dustin Lance Black for Milk, Woody Allen for Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Tom McCarthy for The Visitor and Robert Siegel for The Wrestler.
The WGA’s best adapted screenplay noms include Eric Roth for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with story by Roth and Robin Swicord; Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight with story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer; John Patrick Shanley for Doubt, based on the stage play; Peter Morgan for Frost/Nixon, based on his stage play; and Simon Beaufoy for Slumdog Millionaire.
WGA members will meet simultaneously in New York and Los Angeles for the award ceremony on Feb. 7.
Burn After Reading, Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, Focus Features
Milk, Written by Dustin Lance Black, Focus Features
Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Written by Woody Allen, The Weinstein Company
The Visitor, Written by Tom McCarthy, Overture Films
The Wrestler, Written by Robert Siegel, Fox Searchlight Pictures
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Screenplay by Eric Roth; Screen Story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord; Based on the Short Story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures
The Dark Knight, Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan; Story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer; Based on Characters Appearing in Comic Books Published by DC Comics; Batman Created by Bob Kane, Warner Bros. Pictures
Doubt, Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley, Based on his Stage Play, Miramax Films
Frost/Nixon, Screenplay by Peter Morgan, Based on his Stage Play, Universal Pictures
Slumdog Millionaire, Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy, Based on the Novel Q and A by Vikas Swarup, Fox Searchlight Pictures
Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story, Written by Stefan Forbes and Noland Walker, InterPositive Media
Chicago 10, Written by Brett Morgen, Roadside Attractions
Fuel, Written by Johnny O'Hara, Greenlight Theatrical / Intention Media
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Screenplay by Alex Gibney, From the Words of Hunter S. Thompson, Magnolia Pictures
Waltz with Bashir, Written by Ari Folman, Sony Pictures Classics
Dramatic Series Dexter, Written by Scott Buck, Daniel Cerone, Charles H. Eglee, Adam E. Fierro, Lauren Gussis, Clyde Phillips, Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, Tim Schlattmann; Showtime
Friday Night Lights, Written by Bridget Carpenter, Kerry Ehrin, Brent Fletcher, Jason Gavin, Carter Harris, Elizabeth Heldens, David Hudgins, Jason Katims, Patrick Massett, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, John Zinman; NBC
Lost, Written by Carlton Cuse, Drew Goddard, Adam Horowitz, Christina M. Kim, Edward Kitsis, Damon L. Lindelof, Greggory Nations, Kyle Pennington, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Brian K. Vaughan; ABC
Mad Men, Written by Lisa Albert, Jane Anderson, Rick Cleveland, Kater Gordon, David Isaacs, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Marti Noxon, Robin Veith, Matthew Weiner; AMC
The Wire, Written by Ed Burns, Chris Collins, David Mills, David Simon, William F. Zorzi, Richard Price, Dennis Lehane, George Pelecanos; HBO
30 Rock, Written by Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Donald Glover, Andrew Guest, Matt Hubbard, Jon Pollack, John Riggi, Tami Sagher, Ron Weiner; NBC
Entourage, Written by Doug Ellin, Jeremy Miller, Ally Musika, Steve Pink, Rob Weiss; HBO
The Office, Written by Steve Carell, Jennifer Celotta, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Anthony Farrell, Brent Forrester, Dan Goor, Charlie Grandy, Mindy Kaling, Ryan Koh, Lester Lewis, Paul Lieberstein, Warren Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, Aaron Shure, Justin Spitzer, Gene Stupnitsky, Halsted Sullivan; NBC
The Simpsons, Written by J. Stewart Burns, Daniel Chun, Joel H. Cohen, Kevin Curran, John Frink, Tom Gammill, Valentina Garza, Stephanie Gillis, Dan Greaney, Reid Harrison, Ron Hauge, Al Jean, Brian Kelly, Billy Kimball, Rob LaZebnik, Tim Long, Ian Maxtone-Graham, David Mirkin, Bill Odenkirk, Carolyn Omine, Don Payne, Michael Price, Max Pross, Mike Reiss, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, Matt Warburton, Jeff Westbrook, Marc Wilmore, William Wright; Fox
Weeds, Written by Roberto Benabib, Mark A. Burley, Ron Fitzgerald, David Holstein, Rolin Jones, Brendan Kelly, Jenji Kohan, Victoria Morrow, Matthew Salsberg; Showtime
Breaking Bad, Written by Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Patty Lin, George Mastras, J Roberts; AMC
Fringe, Written by JJ Abrams, Jason Cahill, Julia Cho, David H. Goodman, Felicia Henderson, Brad Caleb Kane, Alex Kurtzman, Darin Morgan, J.R. Orci, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Zack Whedon; Fox
In Treatment, Written by Rodrigo Garcia, Bryan Goluboff, Davey Holmes, William Meritt Johnson, Amy Lippman, Sarah Treem; HBO
Life on Mars, Written by Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, Becky Hartman Edwards, David Wilcox, Adele Lim, Bryan Oh, Tracy McMillan, Sonny Postiglione, Phil M. Rosenberg, Meredith Averill; ABC
True Blood, Written by Alan Ball, Brian Buckner, Raelle Tucker, Alexander Woo, Nancy Oliver, Chris Offutt; HBO
Episodic Drama - any length - one airing time
“Don’t Ever Change” (House), Written by Doris Egan & Leonard Dick; Fox
“Double Booked” (Burn Notice), Written by Craig O’Neill & Jason Tracey; USA
“Gray Matter” (Breaking Bad), Written by Patty Lin; AMC
“Pilot” (Breaking Bad), Written by Vince Gilligan; AMC
“Pilot” (Eli Stone), Written by Greg Berlanti & Marc Guggenheim; ABC
“There’s Something About Harry” (Dexter), Written by Scott Reynolds; Showtime
Episodic Comedy - any length - one airing time
“Believe in the Stars” (30 Rock), Written by Robert Carlock; NBC
“Cooter” (30 Rock), Written by Tina Fey; NBC
“Crime Aid” (The Office), Written by Charlie Grandy; NBC
“Crush’d” (Ugly Betty), Written by Tracy Poust & Jon Kinnally; ABC
“Succession” (30 Rock), Written by Andrew Guest & John Riggi; NBC
“Vote for This and I Promise to Do Something Crazy at the Emmys” (My Name is Earl), Written by Greg Garcia; NBC
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"Over the Rainbow," the 1939 ballad first sung by the legendary Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz," earned the top spot on a list of 365 Songs of the Century, according to a poll sponsored by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Others in the top five are "White Christmas," sung by Bing Crosby; "This Land is Your Land," from Woody Guthrie; "Respect," from Aretha Franklin; and Don McLean's "American Pie."
The compilation includes memorable music from all decades and genres. Songs from the '50s and '60s are frequent favorites, and the list includes a variety of pop, rock, country, jazz, and patriotic tunes. Highlights include "Rapper's Delight," by the Sugar Hill Gang at 162, "Yesterday," by the Beatles at 56, and "Satisfaction," from the Rolling Stones at 16.
The results were compiled from an industry-wide poll of musicians, critics, industry professionals, officials, and amateur music fans, RIAA spokeswoman Amy Weiss said. "We wanted a broad cross-section of people who cared about music." Voters selected from a list of 1,100 songs chosen for their popularity and historical significance. While over 1,300 ballots were sent out, only 200 were returned.
The debate over the list has already begun. "These are songs a lot of people would recognize if they were white, middle-class and old," according to Bob George, director of the Archive of Contemporary Music, a nonprofit popular-music library in New York. He added that all best-of lists were inherently subjective, but more recent pop-music genres such as electronic dance music, punk rock and rap were given short shrift.
The list was released to promote a music-history education program that will be introduced to approximately 10,000 fifth-grade teachers next fall. The curriculum will allow songs to be streamed digitally to school computers by the AOL+School service of AOL Time Warner, Inc.