The Directors Guild of America has announced its nominations in its television categories, with “Succession” sweeping the drama-series category by landing all five nominations for different episodes.
The last time a single series swept all the nominations in the category was 1983, when “Hill Street Blues” took every slot in a category that at the time only consisted of three nominations. No program, drama or comedy, has ever swept all five nominations in a DGA Awards series category.
In the comedy series category, “Ted Lasso” took three of the five slots, with “Hacks” and “The White Lotus” taking the remaining two.
In the category devoted for TV movies and limited series, the nominees were Barry Jenkins for “The Underground Railroad,” Barry Levinson and Danny Strong for separate episodes of “Dopesick,” Hiro Murai for “Station Eleven” and Craig Zobel for “Mare of Easttown.”
Other nominees include Bo Burnham for his special “Bo Burnham: Inside” and Kathryn Bigelow for an iPhone 13 commercial.
Netflix’s South Korean sensation “Squid Game” was not eligible for the DGA Awards.
The guild also announced its nominations for documentary directing, which were Jessica Kingdon for “Ascension,” Stanley Nelson for “Attica,” Raoul Peck for “Exterminate All the Brutes,” Questlove for “Summer of Soul” and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin for “The Rescue.
In the documentary-feature category, it’s normal for two or three of the DGA nominees to go on to receive Oscar nominations in the Best Documentary Feature category. Four of this year’s DGA doc nominees are on the 15-film Oscar shortlist in that category.
The DGA Awards will announce its feature-film nominees on Thursday, the same day on which the Producers Guild and Writers Guild will also announce their film nominations.
Here is the list of programs and nominated directors. The full list, including directorial teams, is available at www.dga.org.
Succession, “Retired Janitors of Idaho”
Succession, “All the Bells Say”
Succession, “What It Takes”
ROBERT PULCINI & SHARI SPRINGER BERMAN
Succession, “Lion in the Meadow”
Succession, “Too Much Birthday”
Hacks, “There Is No Line”
Ted Lasso, “No Weddings and a Funeral”
Ted Lasso, “Rainbow”
Ted Lasso, “Beard After Hours”
The White Lotus, “Mysterious Monkeys”
Movies for Television and Limited Series
The Underground Railroad
Dopesick, “First Bottle”
Station Eleven, “Wheel of Fire”
Dopesick, “The People vs. Purdue Pharma”
Mare of Easttown
Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming
PAUL G. CASEY
Real Time With Bill Maher, “Episode 1935: Fareed Zakaria, Chris Christie, Eric Adams”
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, “Episode 1105”
DON ROY KING
Saturday Night Live, ” Keegan-Michael Key; Olivia Rodrigo”
DAVID PAUL MEYER
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, “Episode 26112”
PAUL PENNOLINO & CHRISTOPHER WERNER
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, “Episode 830 – Season Finale”
Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents, “Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse – Into the Magaverse”
Bo Burnham: Inside
Adele: One Night Only
Dave Chappelle: The Closer
GLENN P. WEISS
The 43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors
Full Bloom, “Final Floral Face Off”
American Ninja Warrior, “1304: Qualifiers 4”
Making the Cut, “Brand Statement”
Running Wild with Bear Grylls, “Gina Carano In The Dolomites”
Getaway Driver, “Electric Shock”
The Mysterious Benedict Society, “A Bunch of Smart Orphans”
The J Team
Head of the Class, “Three More Years”
Through Our Eyes, “Shelter”
Are You Afraid of the Dark?, “The Tale of the Darkhouse”
Anthem, Mattress Firm – Droga5
Hollywood In Your Pocket, iPhone 13 – Media Arts Lab
IAN PONS JEWELL
ECG, Apple Watch – Apple
Sleep, Apple Watch – Apple
Time, Squarespace – Squarespace
Your Mom’s Short Ribs, Instacart – Goodby Silverstein
Teenage Dream, Sandy Hook Promise – BBDO – New York
(Serial Pictures x Somesuch)
Super. Human., Channel 4 Paralympics – 4Creative
Exterminate All the Brutes
AHMIR “QUESTLOVE” THOMPSON
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
ELIZABETH CHAI VASARHELYI & JIMMY CHIN