29 August 2012 2:07 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Last year, the race for Best Drama Directing was one of the easiest of all categories to predict. Winner Martin Scorsese had name recognition, "Boardwalk Empire" had tons of buzz, and the pilot episode was arguably one of the best-helmed entries in the category. This year is an entirely different story. With no obvious frontrunner in the race, it's truly anyone's game. "Boardwalk Empire" hopes to two-peat in this race, this time for the episode "To the Lost" directed by Tim Van Patten. This would be the popular TV director's first win, after eight losses for helming episodes of such popular series as "The Sopranos," "Sex and the City" and "Game of Thrones" and the epic miniseries "The Pacific." However, the question remains, can "Boardwalk Empire" win such a prestigious award without Scorsese's name on the ballot? Vince Gilligan, the showrunner of "Brea »

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