DGA Television Nominations: Jodie Foster Gets Two

Following up to yesterday’s Director’s Guild of America (DGA) film announcement, the body unveiled its nominations for directing in a host of TV and commercial categories. Of note, Jodie Foster earned nominations in both the drama (for her work on House of Cards) and comedy (for her work on Orange is the New Black) series. Other women who received nominations include Lesli Lika Glatter (Homeland), Lisa Cholodenko (Olive Kitteridge) Gail Mancuso (Modern Family) and Jill Soloway (Transparent).  This is something of a bright spot in light of the recent study that jobs for women behind the camera remain even at best with the levels they were in the late 1990s.

Meanwhile, Homeland received bids for two of its episodes, further validating the series’ return to quality in its fourth season.

Dramatic Series

  • Dan Attias: Homeland, “13 Hours in Islamabad” (Showtime)
  • Jodie Foster: House of Cards, “Chapter 22″ (Netflix)
  • Cary Joji Fukunaga: True Detective, “Who Goes There” (HBO)
  • Lesli Linka Glatter: Homeland, “From A to B and Back Again” (Showtime)
  • Alex Graves: Game of Thrones, “The Children” (HBO)

Comedy Series

  • Louis C.K.: Louie, “Elevator  Part 6″ (FX)
  • Jodie Foster: Orange is the New Black, “Thirsty Bird” (Netflix)
  • Mike Judge: Silicon Valley, “Minimum Viable Product” (HBO)
  • Gail Mancuso: Modern Family, “Vegas” (ABC)
  • Jill Soloway: Transparent, “Best New Girl” (Amazon Prime)

Movies For Television And Mini‑Series

  • Rob Ashford (Directed by), Glenn Weiss (Live Television Direction by): Peter Pan Live! (NBC)
  • Lisa Cholodenko: Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
  • Uli Edel: Houdini (History Channel)
  • Ryan Murphy: The Normal Heart (HBO)
  • Michael Wilson: The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

  • Paul G. Casey: Real Time With Bill Maher, “#1226″ (HBO)
  • Dave Diomedi: The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, “Episode #1″ (NBC)
  • Jim Hoskinson: The Colbert Report, “#11040″ (Comedy Central)
  • Don Roy King: Saturday Night Live, “Host Jim Carrey/Musical Guest Iggy Azalea” (NBC)
  • Chuck O’neil: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, “Open‑Carrying to the Midterms” (Comedy Central)

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

  • Hamish Hamilton: The 86th Annual Academy Awards (ABC)
  • Louis J. Horvitz: The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
  • Des Mcanuff: Billy Crystal,  700 Sundays (HBO)
  • Rich Russo: Super Bowl XLVIII (FOX)
  • Glenn Weiss: The 68th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)

Reality Programs:

  • Bertram Van Munster, Jack Cannon, Elise Doganieri: The Quest, “One True Hero” (ABC)
  • NEIL Degroot: The Biggest Loser, “Episode 1613″ (NBC)
  • Steve Hryniewicz: Top Chef, “The First Thanksgiving” (Bravo)
  • Anthony B. Sacco: The Chair, “The Test”
  • Adam Vetri: Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, “Welcome to the Gun Show” (CMT)

Children’s Programs

  • Paul Hoen: How to Build A Better Boy (Disney Channel)
  • Jonathan Judge: 100 Things To Do Before High School, “Pilot” (Nickelodeon)
  • Vince Marcello: American Girl, Isabelle Dances Into The Spotlight (Disney Channel)
  • Joey Mazzarino: Sesame Street, “4504 Numericon” (PBS)
  • Amy Schatz: Saving My Tomorrow, “Part 1 and 2″


  • Nicolai Fuglsig (MJZ): Sapeurs, Guinness ‑ AMV BBD; Waiting, FEMA ‑ Deutsch NY
  • Lauren Greenfield (Chelsea Pictures): Always #LikeAGirl, Always – Leo Burnett
  • Brendan Malloy, Emmett Malloy (HSI Productions): The Huddle, Nike ‑ Wieden + Kennedy
  • Daniel Mercadante, Katina Hubbard (Epoch Films):  Sports Matter, Dick’s Sporting Goods ‑ Anomaly; We Are Not Alone, Facebook ‑ Wieden + Kennedy; Big Sister, Facebook ‑ Wieden + Kennedy
  • Noam Murro (Biscuit Filmworks): Ahead of Their Time, Dodge ‑ Wieden + Kennedy Portland; Empty Chair, Guinness ‑ BBDO NY


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