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'Mad Men' Dominates 62nd Annual DGA Awards Nomination

January 9, 2010 (3:10 am) GMT
The Directors Guild of America announced the Guild's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television for the year 2009.

"" 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, "", which nabs two under the category of Comedy Series. Similarly, HBO's "" 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.

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