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Here Are the 2015 DGA Awards TV Nominees

  • Moviefone
After announcing the nominees for best film direction yesterday, the Directors Guild of America revealed the slate for TV direction in dramas and comedies today.

"Game of Thrones" seeks to add to its trophy haul for David Nutter's direction of the season 5 finale, "Mother's Mercy," which won an Emmy last September. But HBO's epic fantasy series will be challenged by the series finale of "Mad Men," directed by creator Matthew Weiner.

On the comedy side, "Transparent" will vie with the usual suspects, "Veep" and "Silicon Valley." Here is the full list of nominees:

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

Michael Engler

Downton Abbey, "Episode 8" (PBS)

Lesli Linka Glatter

Homeland, "The Tradition of Hospitality" (Showtime)

David Nutter

Game of Thrones, "Mother's Mercy" (HBO)

Steven Soderbergh

The Knick, "Williams and Walker" (Cinemax)

Matthew Weiner

Mad Men, "Person to Person" (AMC)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series

Chris Addison

Veep, "Election Night" (HBO)

Louis C.K.

Louie,
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‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ Score DGA Nominations

‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ Score DGA Nominations
Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones,” “Homeland,” “The Knick” and “Mad Men” have scored Directors Guild of America nominations for the top television drama.

Louis,” “Modern Family,” “Silicon Valley,” “Transparent” and “Veep” were nominated for top comedy series.

The DGA also announced its feature film documentary nominations had gone to “Amy,” “Cartel Land,” “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” “Meru” and “What Happened, Miss Simone?”

All five documentary nominees are among the 15 titles shortlisted for the Academy Awards. Laura Poitras took the documentary trophy last year for “Citizenfour” at both the DGA and the Oscars.

Last year’s winners of the DGA TV awards — Leslie Linka Glatter for Showtime’s “Homeland” in drama series and Jill Solloway for Amazon’s “Transparent” in comedy series — received nominations again.

Bessie,” “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe,” “Show Me a Hero,” “Whitney” and “The Wiz Live!” took nominations in the TV movie-miniseries category.
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‘Jessie’ Star Karan Brar to Co-star in Disney Channel Original Movie ‘Invisible Sister’

Disney Channel has added three to its upcoming TV movie “Invisible Sister,” starring “Girl Meets World” starlet Rowan Blanchard and Paris Berelc from Disney Xd’s “Mighty Med,” Variety has learned.

Karan Brar, known from the hit series “Jessie” and set to star in the newly announced spinoff, has been cast, along with Rachel Crow (“The X Factor”) and newcomer Austin Fryberger.

The Disney Channel Original Movie follows Cleo (Blanchard), whose science project goes terribly wrong, causing her popular sister Molly (Berelc) to become completely invisible.

Brar will play Cleo’s best friend and fellow science whiz kid George; Crow will play Molly’s best friend and teammate, Nikki; and Fryberger has been cast as “the Coug,” Molly’s goofy but affable boyfriend.

The comedy adventure pic was written by Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin (“Greek,” “The Carrie Diaries”), and Matt and Billy Eddy (“Teen Beach 2,” “Bad Hair Day
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DGA Awards: ‘Birdman’ Wins Best Feature Film for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

DGA Awards: ‘Birdman’ Wins Best Feature Film for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Birdman” director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has won the Directors Guild of America top feature film award.

“I never expected to be here tonight talking to you — never,” a deeply moved Inarritu said in his acceptance speech Saturday night at the Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles. “I am openly humbled.”

Alfonso Cuaron, who won last year’s DGA and Oscar for “Gravity,” made the presentation of the DGA’s top award to the audacious and surreal comedy-drama.

Inarritu, a native of Mexico, noted that filmmaking is unpredictable: “You can’t pick a sexual position that will turn out a certain kind of child.”

Inarritu credited the cast, led by Michael Keaton, along with producing partners John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole.

“I’m just so thankful, thankful, thankful, thankful,” he concluded.

He won over Richard Linklater for “Boyhood,” Clint Eastwood for “American Sniper,” Morten Tydlum for “The Imitation Game” and
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DGA Awards: ‘Transparent’ Wins Comedy Series Award

DGA Awards: ‘Transparent’ Wins Comedy Series Award
Amazon’s “Transparent” has won the Directors Guild of America award for comedy series for director Jill Soloway.

The win for “Transparent” comes a month after it won the comedy series trophy at the Golden Globes.

It topped “Louie,” “Modern Family,” “Orange Is the New Black”and “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent.” “30 Rock” won the award last year.

Jane Lynch hosted the 67th annual DGA ceremonies at the Century Plaza.

Updated list of winners:

Feature Film

Wes Anderson

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Clint Eastwood

American Sniper

Alejandro G. IÑÁRRITU

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Richard Linklater

Boyhood

Morten Tyldum

The Imitation Game

Dramatic Series

Dan Attias

Homeland, “13 Hours in Islamabad”

Jodie Foster

House of Cards, “Chapter 22″

Cary Joji Fukunaga

True Detective, “Who Goes There”

Lesli Linka Glatter

Homeland, “From A to B and Back Again”

Alex Graves

Game of Thrones, “The Children”

Comedy Series

Louis C.K.

Louie, “Elevator: Part
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DGA TV Nominations: Louis C.K., Jodie Foster, and Cary Fukunaga score nods

  • Hitfix
DGA TV Nominations: Louis C.K., Jodie Foster, and Cary Fukunaga score nods
Directors Guild President Paris Barclay has announced the TV, documentary and commercial nominees for this year's DGA Awards. “The spectrum of directorial excellence across today's nine television and documentary categories is revelatory for the breadth and depth in what each of these women and men have directed – from 30-second commercials to multi-hour miniseries,” said Barclay in a statement. “As fellow filmmakers, we’re inspired by the quality, imagination and creativity demonstrated by these impressive nominees; as audience members, we’re incredibly fortunate to enjoy the fruits of their labors. Our congratulations to all of the nominees.” First-time nominees include Jodie Foster ("House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black"), Cary Fukunaga ("True Detective"), Mike Judge ("Silicon Valley"), Lisa Cholodenko ("Olive Kitteridge"), Michael Wilson ("The Trip to Bountiful") and Jill Soloway ("Transparent"). Winners will be announced Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles at a ceremony hosted by Jane Lynch.
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Jodie Foster Receives 2 Directors Guild Television Nominations

  • The Wrap
Jodie Foster Receives 2 Directors Guild Television Nominations
The Directors Guild of America announced its television, commercial and documentary nominations on Wednesday, with Jodie Foster receiving a pair of nods for directing episodes of the drama series “House of Cards” and the comedy series “Orange Is the New Black.”

The Oscar-winning actress is the only director to be nominated in both the drama and comedy categories. In drama, she will be competing with Dan Attias and Lesli Linka Glatter for two different episodes of “Homeland,” Cary Joji Fukunaga for “True Detective” and Alex Graves for “Game of Thrones.”

See photos: Golden Globe Awards: Winners Gallery (Photos)

In comedy,
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DGA Nominations Announced for TV, Documentaries

DGA Nominations Announced for TV, Documentaries
Showtime’s “Homeland” scored two Directors Guild of America television nominations and Jodie Foster was nominated twice, for directing Netflix’s “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black,” in her first DGA nominations.

Jill Soloway, whose “Transparent” just won best comedy at the Golden Globes, received her first DGA nomination for the Amazon series, as did Mike Judge for HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” Another DGA newbie, Cary Fukunaga, landed a nom for HBO’s “True Detective.”

Besides “Orange Is the New Black,” “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent,” comedy series nominations went to “Modern Family” and Louis C.K. for FX’s “Louie.” “30 Rock” won the category last year.

Game of Thrones” took a nom in drama series and will go up against the two “Homeland” episodes, “House of Cards” and “True Detective.” It was the fifth DGA nomination for Lesli Linka Glatter, who directed the “From A to B and Back Again” segment of “Homeland.
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DGA Nominations Announced for TV, Documentaries

DGA Nominations Announced for TV, Documentaries
Showtime’s “Homeland” scored two Directors Guild of America television nominations and Jodie Foster was nominated twice, for directing Netflix’s “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black,” in her first DGA nominations.

Jill Soloway, whose “Transparent” just won best comedy at the Golden Globes, received her first DGA nomination for the Amazon series, as did Mike Judge for HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” Another DGA newbie, Cary Fukunaga, landed a nom for HBO’s “True Detective.”

Besides “Orange Is the New Black,” “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent,” comedy series nominations went to “Modern Family” and Louis C.K. for FX’s “Louie.” “30 Rock” won the category last year.

Game of Thrones” took a nom in drama series and will go up against the two “Homeland” episodes, “House of Cards” and “True Detective.” It was the fifth DGA nomination for Lesli Linka Glatter, who directed the “From A to B and Back Again” segment of “Homeland.
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‘Girl Meets World’ Stars Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter Cast in Disney Channel Movies

  • The Wrap
‘Girl Meets World’ Stars Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter Cast in Disney Channel Movies
Girl Meets World” stars Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter have both been cast in separate Disney Channel original movies, the network revealed on Friday.

Carpenter, 15, will star alongside Sofia Carson (Disney’s “Descendants”) in “Further Adventures in Babysitting,” which is inspired by Elisabeth Shue‘s cult 1987 adventure-comedy “Adventures in Babysitting.” Blanchard, meanwhile, who is just 13, is set to star with Paris Berelc (“Mighty Med”) in the live-action adventure-comedy “Invisible Sister.”

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Both films are set to begin production this spring during a hiatus for Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World” and Disney Xd’s “Mighty Med.
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‘Girls Meets World’ Stars Set For Two Disney Channel Original Movies

‘Girls Meets World’ Stars Set For Two Disney Channel Original Movies
Girl Meets World” stars Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter are both adding Disney Channel original telepics to their resumes.

Blanchard (pictured right) will star in live-action adventure/comedy “Invisible Sister,” based on Beatrice Colin and Sara Pinto’s novel “My Invisible Sister,” with fellow Disney actress Paris Berelc who can currently be seen in Xd’s “Mighty Med.” Blanchard will play a girl whose science project takes a wrong turn, causing her popular sister to become completely invisible.

Carpenter (pictured left) has landed the leading role in “Further Adventures in Babysitting,” along with Sofia Carson who is set to star in Disney’s anticipated “Descendants” later this year. The big city-set TV movie is inspired by the 1980s film “Adventures in Babysitting.”

“We know these four young actresses all have the potential for extraordinary careers, and we’re excited to give them new opportunities to showcase their talents,” said Adam Bonnett,
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China Anne McClain Will Learn 'How to Build a Better Boy' In New Disney Channel Flick

  • ShadowAndAct
China Anne McClain (A.N.T. Farm) has landed a starring role in a new Disney Channel original movie titled How to Build a Better Boy, which is currently shooting in Toronto and is slated for a 2014 premiere on the Disney Channel. McClain will be joined by Kelli Berglund (Lab Rats) to play the film's 2 leads. Written by Jason Mayland and directed by Paul Hoen, How to Build a Better Boy follows high school sophomores Gabby (McClain) and Mae (Berglund), described as tech-savvy best friends who devise a plan to create the perfect boyfriend using the technology accessible to them - a computer and a broadband internet...
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'A.N.T. Farm,' 'Lab Rats' Stars to Topline Disney Channel TV Movie

'A.N.T. Farm,' 'Lab Rats' Stars to Topline Disney Channel TV Movie
A.N.T. Farm star China Anne McClain has landed a starring role in a new Disney Channel original movie. The actress, along with Lab Rats regular Kelli Berglund, will topline How to Build a Better Boy, which recently began production in Toronto and is slated for a 2014 premiere on Disney Channel. Joining McClain and Berglund in the cast are Noah Centineo (Austin & Ally), Ashley Argota (True Jackson, VP), Marshall Williams (Canada's Got Talent), Matt Shively (True Jackson, VP) and Roger Bart (Revenge). Written by Jason Mayland (Space Chimps) and directed by Paul Hoen (Camp Rock 2: The

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Disney Channel Original Movie 'Building a Better Boy' now casting lead roles - Los Angeles Acting Auditions | Examiner.com

On the Brink Productions in association with Rcr Pictures are currently gearing up to begin production on the Disney Channel Original Movie "Building a Better Boy". The Casting Society of America Artios Award nominated casting directors for the movie are auditioning talent for the starring, co-starring, and supporting roles. Several teen roles are being cast as well as adult roles. Two-time Directors Guild of America DGA Award winner Paul Hoen will direct "Building a Better Boy" from a teleplay written by Jason Mayland. Hoen is a long time Disney Channel director who has been at the helm on such Disney Channel Original Movies as "Jump In!" and "Luck of the Irish" which on first airing were the Disney Channel's highest rated programs. Other credits include "The Cheetah Girls: One World," "Dadnapped," "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam," "Let It Shine," and the recently completed "Cloud 9".
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Ben Affleck Wins DGA Award for Argo

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I don't know how many people really saw this coming, but in a way, it makes a lot of sense. Although it initially seemed like a bit of a long shot, after picking up a slew of awards over the past month, Argo has very quickly overtaken Steven Spielberg's Lincoln as the film to beat at this year's Academy Awards. The movie won Best Drama at the Golden Globes and then went on to pick up top prizes from the Screen Actors Guild, Producers Guild and now the Directors Guild. Under normal circumstances, Ben Affleck's DGA win would make him a shoo-in to take Best Director at the Oscars, if only for one thing: he wasn't even nominated. Still, he's not letting that little oversight spoil his mood. Here's what he had to say during his DGA acceptance speech yesterday: "The four folks here who are nominated I consider my betters.
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Ben Affleck wins the DGA Award for Argo

After tasting Golden Globe, PGA and SAG Award success, Ben Affleck's acclaimed CIA thriller Argo has now sealed its status as the front-runner for Best Picture at this month's Oscars, with the Director's Guild of America honouring Affleck with the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Films at the 65th annual DGA Awards, which took place last night at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

Typically, the winner of the DGA Award goes on to collect the Oscar for Best Director, but with Affleck losing out on an Academy Award nomination to Michael Haneke (Amour), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) and David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), the two awards will differ for only the seventh time in history, and the first since 2002 when Roman Polanski won the Oscar for The Pianist after Rob Marshall had
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2013 Directors Guild Awards Winners Announced

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The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2012 were announced tonight during the 65th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Ben Affleck won the DGA's Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Argo.

Other winners of the night include Rian Johnson for the Breaking Bad episode "Fifty-One", and Jay Roach for the TV movie Game Change.

Director/producer/actor Kelsey Grammer hosted the ceremony before an audience of more than 1,600 guests. Here is the full list of winners:

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film

Ben Affleck, Argo (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials

Alejandro Gonz&#225lez I&#241&#225rritu, (Anonymous Content)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

Rian Johnson, Breaking Bad, "Fifty-One" (AMC)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs

Brian Smith, Masterchef, "Episode #305" (Fox)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies For Television and Mini-Series

Jay Roach,
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Ben Affleck wins Directors Guild Award for 'Argo'

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The Directors Guild Awards has been an extremely reliable predictor of the Oscar winner for best director over the years. It won't be this year, though.

Ben Affleck, who isn't nominated for a directing Oscar for "Argo," won the DGA Award for feature films Saturday night (Feb. 2). He beat out fellow nominees Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Tom Hooper ("Les Miserables"), Ang Lee ("Life of Pi") and Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln").

Affleck's Oscar snub is looking ever more curious as he's now won the DGA Award, a Golden Globe and a Critics' Choice Award for his direction of "Argo."

Related: Oscar snubs and surprises

All the DGA Award winners:

Feature film: Ben Affleck, "Argo"

Documentary: Malik Bendjelloul, "Searching for Sugar Man"

TV movie/miniseries: Jay Roach, "Game Change"

Drama series: Rian Johnson, "Breaking Bad" - "Fifty-One"

Comedy series: Lena Dunham, "Girls" - "Pilot"

Musical variety: Glenn Weiss, "66th Annual Tony Awards"

Reality programs: Brian Smith,
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Director of the Year -- Ben Affleck Wins Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award!

Argo f*&k yourself, or should it be, Academy f*%k yourself?

Ben Affleck emerged as the big winner at the 65th Annual Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards. Affleck received the Outstanding Directorial Achievement award for "Argo," a movie nominated for a Best Picture Oscar but Affleck? He was infamously snubbed by the Academy!

"Argo" is getting closer and closer to Oscar glory. If it wins Best Picture Oscar, it will be the first since "Driving Miss Daisy" and only the third in Oscar history where a film won the top prize but the director was not nominated.

Here's the complete list of winners; for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies this season, click here:

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film

Ben Affleck

Argo

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Malik Bendjelloul

Searching For Sugar Man

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama Series

Rian Johnson

Breaking Bad

Outstanding Directorial Achievement
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Looper Director Wins Directors Guild Award for TV Work, Ailing Forman Unable to Attend

DGA Awards 2013 winners, starring Ben Affleck [See previous post: "DGA Awards Winners: Ben Affleck Tops."] Below are the other DGA Awards 2013 winners, via Variety‘s Dave McNary’s Twitter account: (Photo: Ben Affleck at the DGA Awards 2013.) Jay Roach received the DGA Award for Best Director of a Television Movie or Miniseries for Game Change, about former U.S. vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin (played by Julianne Moore). Roach had previously won a DGA Award for another TV movie about an American presidential election: Recount (2008), which starred Kevin Spacey, Bob Balaban, and Laura Dern in this dramatization of the 2000 Florida recount that ultimately resulted in George W. Bush winning the election despite having lost the popular vote. Lena Durham was the winner in the Best Television Comedy Series category for Girls; Paul Hoen won in the Television Children’s Program category for Let It Shine; and Brian Smith won in the Television Reality Show category for Master Chef. And as expected,
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