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The Directors Guild of America on Friday revealed its final group of TV nominees for the 2020 DGA Awards.
The contenders in the categories of comedy and drama series and variety/talk/news/sports – specials were originally set to be announced Monday, with the rest of the guild’s small-screen nominees, but were delayed “due to a re-vote related to a newly implemented electronic entry submissions process,” the DGA said Monday.
Indeed, all of the nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in drama series are for directors on HBO shows: Nicole Kassell for Watchmen, “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice”; Mark Mylod for Succession, “This Is Not for Tears”; David Nutter for Game of Thrones, “The Last of the Starks”; Miguel Sapochnik for Game of Thrones, “The Long Night”; and Stephen Williams for Watchmen, “This Extraordinary Being.”
The nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in comedy series are Dan Attias for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “It’s the Sixties, Man!” for Amazon; Bill Hader for Barry, “ronny/lily” for HBO; David Mandel for Veep, “Veep” for HBO; Amy Sherman-Palladino for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “It’s Comedy or Cabbage”; and Daniel Palladino for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Marvelous Radio.”
The nominees for directorial achievement in variety/talk/news/sports specials are James Burrows and Andy Fisher for Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” for ABC; Spike Jonze for Aziz Ansari: Right Now for Netflix; Stan Lathan for Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones for Netflix; Linda Mendoza for Wanda Sykes: Not Normal for Netflix; and Glenn Weiss for the 91st annual Academy Awards on ABC.
The 72nd annual DGA Awards will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
A complete list of the 2020 DGA Awards nominees across film and TV is available here.
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