TV Nominations for 2014 DGA Awards: Bryan Cranston Scores Two, Faces Off Vince Gilligan
Directors Guild of America has announced the TV nominees for its annual awards, two days after unveiling the nominations in movie field. Actor/director Bryan Cranston, who's known for his portrayal of meth dealer Walter White on "Breaking Bad", lands in both Dramatic Series and Comedy Series categories.
The three-time Emmy winner earns his Dramatic Series nod for directing an episode of the recently concluded crime drama series. He is joined in the race by "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan, Golden Globe-winning director David Fincher ("House of Cards"), Lesli Linka Glatter ("Homeland") and David Nutter ("Game of Thrones").
Cranston's second nomination comes from his work on critically-acclaimed sitcom "Modern Family". He's fighting off Gail Mancuso who also directed the ABC comedy, Mark Cendrowski and Anthony Rich who helmed "The Big Bang Theory", as well as Beth McCarthy-Miller who directed "30 Rock".
In Movies for Television and Miniseries category, all the nominations go to TV movies and one holiday special. Steven Soderbergh is nominated for his work on "Behind the Candelabra", Stephen Frears secures a spot for directing "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight", David Mamet is recognized for directing "Phil Spector", Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford share the honor for their work on "The Sound of Music Live!", and Nelson McCormick is nominated for directing "Killing Kennedy".
The winners of the 66th annual DGA Awards will be feted during a dinner hosted by Jane Lynch on February 25 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
- Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" - "Blood Money"
- David Fincher, "House of Cards" - "Chapter 1"
- Vince Gilligan, "Breaking Bad" - "Felina"
- Lesli Linka Glatter, "Homeland" - "The Star"
- David Nutter, "Game of Thrones" - "The Rains of Castamere"
- Mark Cendrowski, "The Big Bang Theory" - "The Hofstadter Insufficiency"
- Bryan Cranston, "Modern Family" - "The Old Man & the Tree"
- Gail Mancuso, "Modern Family" - "My Hero"
- Beth McCarthy-Miller, "30 Rock" - "Hogcock!/Last Lunch"
- Anthony Rich, "The Big Bang Theory" - "The Love Spell Potential"
- Stephen Frears, "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight"
- David Mamet, "Phil Spector"
- Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford, "The Sound of Music Live!"
- Nelson McCormick, "Killing Kennedy"
- Steven Soderbergh, "Behind the Candelabra"
- Dave Diomedi, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" - "#799"
- Andy Fisher, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" - "#13-1810"
- Jim Hoskinson, "The Colbert Report" - "#10004"
- Don Roy King, "Saturday Night Live" - "Saturday Night Live with Host Justin Timberlake"
- Chuck O'Neil, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" - "#19018"
- Louis C.K., "Louis C.K.: Oh My God"
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- Louis J. Horvitz, The 55th Annual Grammy Awards
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- Matthew Bartley, "The Biggest Loser" - 1501"
- Neil P. DeGroot, "72 Hours", "The Lost Coast"
- Paul Starkman, "Top Chef", "Glacial Gourmand"
- J. Rupert Thompson, "The Hero", "Teamwork"
- Bertram van Munster, "The Amazing Race", "Beards in the Wind"
- Stephen Herek, "Jinxed"
- Jeffrey Hornaday, "Teen Beach Movie"
- Jonathan Judge, "Swindle"
- Amy Schatz, "An Apology to Elephants"
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