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DGA Recognizes TV Directors

The Directors Guild of America has revealed its nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television, Drama Series, Comedy Series, Musical Variety, Reality Programs, Daytime Serials, Children’s Programs and Commercials. Despite the shit TV directors get, TV is progressing toward a greater cinematic atmosphere and TV directors are having greater relevance in the medium. DGA President, Taylor Hackford said, “television directors play a crucial role in eliciting performance, advancing the story and establishing the look and feel in all genres of television”. There’s no better example than Lost, which feels more like an hour-long, big-budget film than a TV show. The two-part season 5 finale received a nod, and Curb Your Enthusiasim director’s Jeff Schaffer and Larry Charles were nominated for their work on the last two episodes of the fictional Seinfeld-reunion that took place on the show. Mad Men picked up three nominations for Drama and Glee,
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'Glee,' 'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family' garner Directors Guild nominations

The Directors Guild of America has released its list of TV nominees.

While usual favorites "The Office" and "30 Rock" are conspicuously absent from the Comedy category, AMC drama "Mad Men" dominates the Drama category with three nominations. "Lost" and "In Treatment" nab the other two slots.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Movies for Television

Bob Balaban, "Georgia O'Keeffe"

Thomas Carter, "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story"

John Kent Harrison, "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler"

Ross Katz, "Taking Chance"

Michael Sucsy, "Grey Gardens"

Dramatic Series

Paris Barclay, "In Treatment"

Jack Bender, "Lost"

Jennifer Getzinger, "Mad Men"

Lesli Linka Glatter, "Mad Men"

Matthew Weiner, "Mad Men"

Comedy Series

Paris Barclay, "Glee"

Larry Charles, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

Ryan Murphy, "Glee"

Jeff Schaffer, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

Jason Winer, "Modern Family"

Musical Variety

Joel Gallen, "The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert"

Roger Goodman, "81st Annual Academy Awards"

Louis Horvitz,
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