The Directors Guild of America won’t be announcing the film nominations for the DGA Awards until tomorrow, but this morning they revealed the TV honorees and it goes without saying “Game of Thrones” ruled.
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The HBO drama series took three nominations for episodes directed by Alan Taylor, Matt Shakman and Jeremy Podeswa. The Dramatic Series was rounded out by expected winner Reed Morano (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and The Duffer Brothers (“Stranger Things”).
The other categories were highlighted by the inclusion of first time nominees Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”), Melina Matsoukas (“Master of None”), Amy Sherman-Palladino (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Scott Frank (“Godless”), Jean Marc-Valle (“Big Little Lies”), Kyra Sedgwick (“Story of a Girl”), and Niki Caro (“Anne with an E”), among others.
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It’s also worth noting that 13 women were nominated across eight categories revealed today. It’s unclear if that’s a record, but certainly a more balanced representation than many of the DGA’s sister guilds.
In the documentary category, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (“The Vietnam War”), Bryan Fogel (“Icarus”), Matthew Heineman (“City of Ghosts”), Steve James (“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”) and Errol Morris (“Wormwood”) were all recognized.
Here are all the nominees in the TV, Documentary and Commercial categories. (Please note: Updated formatting due to DGA bizarre listings is in process)