Directors Guild’s TV Nominations Include ‘Fosse/Verdon,’ ‘When They See Us,’ ‘El Camino’

The DGA also announced nominees for documentary films, including “American Factory,” “Maiden” and “The Cave”

Last Updated: January 6, 2020 @ 2:47 PM

The Directors Guild of America has announced nominations in several television categories, including movies and limited series, and documentary categories for the 72nd annual Directors Guild Awards, which will be handed out on Saturday, Jan. 25.

The limited series nominees include three different episodes of “Fosse/Verdon,” as well as “When They See Us,” “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” and “Chernobyl.”

The commercial nominees include Ridley Scott for a Hennessy ad and Spike Jonze for commercials for Squarespace and Mekanism.

In the documentary category, nominations went to the directors of “American Factory,” “The Cave,” “Maiden,” “Honeyland” and “One Child Nation.”

The nominees:

MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND LIMITED SERIES
AVA DuVERNAY, “When They See Us”
VINCE GILLIGAN, “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie”
THOMAS KAIL, “Fosse/Verdon,” “Nowadays”
JOHAN RENCK, “Chernobyl”
MINKIE SPIRO, “Fosse/Verdon,” “All I Care About Is Love”
JESSICA YU, “Fosse/Verdon, “”Glory”

VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING
PAUL G. CASEY, “Real Time With Bill Maher,” “1730”
NORA S. GERARD, “CBS Sunday Morning,” “40th Anniversary”
JIM HOSKINSON, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “A. Ocasio-Cortez; Incubus”
DON ROY KING, “Saturday Night Live,” “E. Murphy; Lizzo”
PAUL PENNOLINO, CHRISTOPHER WERNER, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” “SLAPP Suits”

REALITY PROGRAMS
HISHAM ABED, “Queer Eye,” “Black Girl Magic”
JASON COHEN, “Encore!,” “Annie”
JON FAVREAU, “The Chef Show,” “Hog Island”
ASHLEY S. GORMAN, “First Responders Live,” “103”
PATRICK McMANUS, “American Ninja Warrior,” “1116 Las Vegas National Finals Night 4”

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
DEAN ISRAELITE, “Are You Afraid of the Dark?,” “Part One: Submitted for Your Approval”
JACK JAMESON, “Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Special”
LUKE MATHENY, “Ghostwriter,” “Ghost in Wonderland, Part 1”
AMY SCHATZ, “Song of Parkland”
BARRY SONNENFELD, “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” “Penultimate Peril: Part 1”

COMMERCIALS
FREDRIK BOND
(MJZ)
“Lighter Than Air,” HP Elite Dragonfly – Media Monks
“Take it Lightly,” Coca-Cola Light – Ingo
“Nap,” iPhone – Apple

SPIKE JONZE
(MJZ)
“Dream It,” Squarespace – Squarespace
“The New Normal,” Medmen – Mekanism

MARK MOLLOY
(Smuggler)
“Underdogs,” Apple – Apple

RIDLEY SCOTT
(RSA Films)
“The Seven Worlds,” Hennessy X.O. – DDB Paris

DOUGAL WILSON
(Furlined)
“Train,” AT&T – BBDO NY

DOCUMENTARY
STEVEN BOGNAR and JULIA REICHERT, “American Factory”
FERAS FAYYAD, “The Cave”
ALEX HOLMES, “Maiden”
LJUBOMIR STEFANOV & TAMARA KOTEVSKA, “Honeyland”
NANFU WANG and JIALING ZHANG, “One Child Nation”

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