The Directors Guild of America announced the Guild's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television for the year 2009.
"Mad Men" crew prove themselves that they work with the best. The AMC drama has just received three nominations at 2010 Directors Guild Awards. Three episodic directors, Jennifer Getzinger, Lesli Linka Glatter and Matthew Weiner, will compete against each other in Dramatic Series category.
The domination by "Mad Men" is almost being toppled by FOX's new series, "Glee", which nabs two under the category of Comedy Series. Similarly, HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" also has two candidates under Comedy, Jeff Schaffer and Larry Charles, who are both known as executive producers as well.
"Television directors play a crucial role in eliciting performance, advancing the story and establishing the look and feel in all genres of television," said DGA President Taylor Hackford. "The DGA Awards highlight the most outstanding examples of excellence in television each year, and our 41 nominees in eight categories have distinguished themselves with creative, compelling projects that entertained and informed a diverse worldwide audience. Congratulations to all of them."
The winners will be announced at the 62nd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 30 at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
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"
- Paris Barclay, "In Treatment"
- Jack Bender, "Lost"
- Jennifer Getzinger, "Mad Men"
- Lesli Linka Glatter, "Mad Men"
- Matthew Weiner, "Mad Men"
- Paris Barclay, "Glee"
- Larry Charles, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
- Ryan Murphy, "Glee"
- Jeff Schaffer, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
- Jason Winer, "Modern Family"
- Joel Gallen, "The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert"
- Roger Goodman, "81st Annual Academy Awards"
- Louis Horvitz, "The Kennedy Center Honors"
- Don Roy King, "Saturday Night Live, with host Justin Timberlake"
- Don Mischer, "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration"
- Craig Borders, "Build It Bigger"
- Sueann Fincke, "The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan"
- Eytan Keller, "The Next Iron Chef"
- Zach Merck, "Six Beers of Separation"
- Bertram Van Munster, "The Amazing Race"
- Casey Childs, "All My Children"
- Christopher Goutman, "As the World Turns"
- Dean Lamont, "The Young and the Restless"
- William Ludel, "General Hospital"
- Sally McDonald, "The Young and the Restless"
- Cynthia J. Popp, "The Bold and the Beautiful"
- Martha Coolidge, "An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong"
- Allison Liddi-Brown, "Princess Protection Program"
- Fred Savage, "Zeke & Luther"
- Amy Schatz, "Hard Times for an American Girl: The Great Depression"
- Andy Wolk, "Lincoln Heights"