66th Annual Directors Guild Awards Nominees Announced

66th Annual Directors Guild Awards Nominees Announced

The 66th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards nominees were announced yesterday with Gravity, Captain Phillips, 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, and The Wolf of Wall Street each earning recognition. The DGA Awards are usually sought at as one of the biggest indicators of Oscar. Winners will be announced January 25. As we head into the weekend with the Golden Globes, the road to the Academy Awards is beginning to shape up very nicely. Check out the rest of the categories and their respective nominees after the break.

I had no idea Bryan Cranston directed an episode of Modern Family. Go figure? With Cuaron, Greengrass, McQueen, Russell, and Scorsese all in the running for the DGA Award for Feature Film, it’s sad to see the Coens (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Jonze (Her) not recognized. I would have easily swapped out Russell and Greengrass for the aforementioned snubbed.

Breaking Bad is getting some good recognition for Drama series, while Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory are being celebrated in the comedic realm.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film

  • Alfonso Cuaron Gravity
  • Paul Greengrass Captain Phillips
  • Steve McQueen 12 Years a Slave
  • David O. Russell American Hustle
  • Martin Scorsese The Wolf of Wall Street

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series

  • Stephen Frears Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (HBO)
  • David Mamet Phil Spector (HBO)
  • Beth McCarthy-Miller & Rob Ashford The Sound of Music Live! (NBC)
  • Nelson McCormick Killing Kennedy (National Geographic Channel)
  • Steven Soderberg Behind the Candelabra (HBO)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

  • Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad, “Blood Money” (AMC)
  • David Fincher House of Cards, “Chapter 1” (Netflix)
  • Vince Gilligan Breaking Bad, “Felina” (AMC)
  • Lesli Linka Glatter Homeland, “The Star” (Showtime)
  • David Nutter Game of Thrones, “The Rains of Castamere” (HBO)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series

  • Mark Cendrowski The Big Bang Theory, “The Hofstadter Insufficiency” (CBS)
  • Bryan Cranston Modern Family, “The Old Man & The Tree” (ABC)
  • Gail Mancuso Modern Family, “My Hero” (ABC)
  • Beth McCarthy-Miller 30 Rock, “Hogcock!/Last Lunch” (NBC)
  • Anthony Rich The Big Bang Theory, “The Love Spell Potential” (CBS)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

  • Dave Diomedi Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, “#799” (NBC)
  • Andy Fisher Jimmy Kimmel Live, “#13-1810” (ABC)
  • Jim Hoskinson The Colbert Report, “#10004” (Comedy Central)
  • Don Roy King Saturday Night Live, “Saturday Night Live with Host Justin Timberlake” (NBC)
  • Chuck O’Neil The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, “#19018” (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

  • Louis C.K. Louis C.K.: Oh My God (HBO)
  • Joel Gallen 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (HBO)
  • Louis J. Horvitz The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS)
  • Don Mischer The 85th Annual Academy Awards (ABC)
  • Glenn Weiss The 67th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs

  • Matthew Bartley The Biggest Loser, “1501” (NBC)
  • Neil P. DeGroot 72 Hours, “The Lost Coast” (TNT)
  • Paul Starkman Top Chef, “Glacial Gourmand” (Bravo)
  • J. Rupert Thompson The Hero, “Teamwork” (TNT)
  • Bertram van Munster The Amazing Race, “Beards in the Wind” (CBS)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs

  • Stephen Herek Jinxed (Nickelodeon)
  • Jeffrey Hornaday Teen Beach Movie (Disney Channel)
  • Jonathan Judge Swindle (Nickelodeon)
  • Amy Schatz An Apology to Elephants (HBO)
  • Adam Weissman A.N.T. Farm, “influANTces” (Disney Channel)

Winners will be named at the 66th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 25, 2014.

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Source: Directors Guild of America

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