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TV Nominations for 2014 DGA Awards: Bryan Cranston Scores Two, Faces Off Vince Gilligan

January 10, 2014 (2:06 am) GMT
The 'Breaking Bad' actor earns one nod for directing an episode of his AMC drama series and another for helming an episode of ABC's comedy 'Modern Family'.

Directors Guild of America has announced the TV nominees for its annual awards, two days after unveiling the nominations in movie field. Actor/director , who's known for his portrayal of meth dealer Walter White on "", 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 (""), Lesli Linka Glatter ("") and David Nutter ("").

Cranston's second nomination comes from his work on critically-acclaimed sitcom "". He's fighting off Gail Mancuso who also directed the ABC comedy, Mark Cendrowski and Anthony Rich who helmed "", as well as Beth McCarthy-Miller who directed "".

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 "", Stephen Frears secures a spot for directing "", David Mamet is recognized for directing "", Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford share the honor for their work on "", and Nelson McCormick is nominated for directing "".

The winners of the 66th annual DGA Awards will be feted during a dinner hosted by on February 25 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

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