Directors’ Guild Announces TV Noms

Sue Sylvester GleeAfter 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)

Dramatic Series

• 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)

Comedy Series

• 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)

Musical Variety

• 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)

Reality Programs

• 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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