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DGA Announces TV Nominations

by Adam Keleman, posted Jan 8th 2010 4:05PM
GleeFriday morning the Director's Guild of America announced their picks for the best directed cable and network TV shows in 2009.

Among the list there were several surprises, including nominations for many newcomers to the '09 TV schedule, namely 'Modern Family' and 'Glee'. We're also glad to see many prominent critical faves like 'Mad Men' and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' well-represented on the list again for stellar seasons.

NBC's quality comedy programming was clearly snubbed, though, taking home nilch for such Awards-show staples as '30 Rock' and 'The Office'; even a greatly improved 'Parks and Recreation' got no love.

After the jump you'll find the list of the TV DGA nominations.GleeFriday morning the Director's Guild of America announced their picks for the best directed cable and network TV shows in 2009.

Among the list there were several surprises, including nominations for many newcomers to the '09 TV schedule, namely 'Modern Family' and 'Glee'. We're also glad to see many prominent critical faves like 'Mad Men' and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' well-represented on the list again for stellar seasons.

NBC's quality comedy programming was clearly snubbed, though, taking home nilch for such Awards-show staples as '30 Rock' and 'The Office'; even a greatly improved 'Parks and Recreation' got no love.

Below you'll find the list of the TV DGA nominations:

MOVIES FOR TELEVISION/MINISERIES
BOB BALABAN, 'Georgia O'Keeffe' (Lifetime)
THOMAS CARTER, 'Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story' (TNT)
JOHN KENT HARRISON, 'The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler' (CBS)
ROSS KATZ, 'Taking Chance' (HBO)
MICHAEL SUCSY, 'Grey Gardens' (HBO)

DRAMATIC SERIES NIGHT

PARIS BARCLAY, 'In Treatment' - "Gina: Week 4" (HBO)
JACK BENDER, 'Lost' - "The Incident, Parts 1 & 2" (ABC)
JENNIFER GETZINGER, 'Mad Men' - "The Gypsy and the Hobo" (AMC)
LESLI LINKA GLATTER, 'Mad Men' - "Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency" (AMC)
MATTHEW WEINER, 'Mad Men' - "Shut the Door. Have a Seat." (AMC)

COMEDY SERIES
PARIS BARCLAY, 'Glee' - "Wheels" (FOX)
LARRY CHARLES, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' - "The Table Read" (HBO)
RYAN MURPHY, 'Glee' - "Pilot" (FOX)
JEFF SCHAFFER, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' - "Seinfeld" (HBO)
JASON WINER, 'Modern Family' - "Pilot" (ABC)

MUSICAL VARIETY

JOEL GALLEN, 'The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert' (HBO)
ROGER GOODMAN, '81st Annual Academy Awards' (ABC)
LOUIS HORVITZ, 'The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts' (CBS)
DON ROY KING, 'Saturday Night Live,' With Host Justin Timberlake (NBC)
DON MISCHER, 'We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial' (HBO)

REALITY PROGRAMS
CRAIG BORDERS, 'Build It Bigger Season 3' - "Hong Kong Bridge" (Discovery Science)
SUEANN FINCKE, 'The Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan' - "Puppy Mills Exposed" (National Geographic Channel)
EYTAN KELLER, 'The Next Iron Chef' - "201" (Food Network)
ZACH MERCK, 'Six Beers of Separation' (Foxtel HD-on-Demand)
BERTRAM VAN MUNSTER, 'The Amazing Race' - "Don't Let a Cheese Hit Me" (CBS)

You'll find the complete list over at Variety.

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