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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Watchmen’ Lead Directors Guild TV Series Nominations

DGA previously announced awards nominations for ”Fosse/Verdon,“ ”When They See Us“ and more

The Directors Guild of America announced additional DGA Awards nominations in the comedy and drama series categories on Friday, with “Watchmen,” “Game of Thrones” and Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” leading the pack.

Other nominees include HBO’s “Barry,” “Succession” and “Veep,” as well as ABC’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” and a trio of Netflix comedy specials.

On Monday, the guild announced its nominees in the limited series, reality programming and commercial categories, as well as a number of others. Among the nominees were FX’s “Fosse/Verdon,” Netflix’s “When They See Us,” the “Breaking Bad” prequel “El Camino.”

Winners will be announced at the 72nd Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

See the new nominations below and the rest of the TV categories here.

DRAMATIC SERIES

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

NICOLE KASSELL

Watchmen, “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice” (HBO)
Ms. Kassell’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Karen Wacker, Ron Schmidt, Joseph E. Iberti
  • First Assistant Director: Keri Bruno
  • Second Assistant Directors: Lisa Zugschwerdt, Ben White
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Jessie Sasser White

MARK MYLOD

Succession, “This Is Not For Tears” (HBO)
Mr. Mylod’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Tyson Bidner, Gabrielle Mahon
  • First Assistant Director: Christo Morse
  • Second Assistant Director: Michelle Flevotomas
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Nicholas Notte

DAVID NUTTER

Game of Thrones, “The Last of the Starks” (HBO)

MIGUEL SAPOCHNIK

Game of Thrones, “The Long Night” (HBO)

STEPHEN WILLIAMS

Watchmen, “This Extraordinary Being” (HBO)
Mr. Williams’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Karen Wacker, Ron Schmidt, Joseph E. Iberti
  • First Assistant Director: Kayse Goodell
  • Second Assistant Director: Ben White

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COMEDY SERIES

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

DAN ATTIAS

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “It’s the Sixties, Man!” (Prime Video)
Mr. Attias’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Dhana Rivera Gilbert, Nadia Paine (Oklahoma Unit)
  • First Assistant Directors: Jesse Nye, Steve Love (Oklahoma Unit)
  • Second Assistant Directors: Natasha Rivera, Jason Inman (Oklahoma Unit)
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Meghan K. Wicker
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Lincoln Major
  • Location Managers: Amanda Burbank, Jose Guerrero, Nick Thomason

BILL HADER

Barry, “ronny/lily” (HBO)
Mr. Hader’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Aida Rodgers
  • First Assistant Director: Gavin Kleintop
  • Second Assistant Director: Kevin Zelman
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Heather Kehayas
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Mikaela Mathern

DAVID MANDEL

Veep, “Veep” (HBO)
Mr. Mandel’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: David Hyman
  • First Assistant Director: Jeff Rosenberg
  • Second Assistant Director: Emily Hogan
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Ismael Jimenez, Chalis Romero
  • Additional Second Assistant Directors: Phil Banks, Zach Davenport, Alexis Dvorak, Phil Goodrich, Christina Lee, Emily Neumann

AMY SHERMAN PALLADINO

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “It’s Comedy or Cabbage” (Prime Video)
Ms. Sherman Palladino’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Dhana Rivera Gilbert, Nadia Paine
  • First Assistant Director: Mariela Comitini
  • Second Assistant Director: Luca Waldman
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Meghan K. Wicker
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Lincoln Major
  • Location Managers: Amanda Burbank, Jose Guerrero, Nick Thomason,

DANIEL PALLADINO

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Marvelous Radio” (Prime Video)
Mr. Palladino’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Dhana Rivera Gilbert
  • First Assistant Director: Jesse Nye
  • Second Assistant Director: Natasha Rivera
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Meghan K. Wicker
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Lincoln Major
  • Location Managers: Amanda Burbank, Jose Guerrero, Nick Thomason

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VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS – SPECIALS

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

JAMES BURROWS (‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ – Directed by)

ANDY FISHER (‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ – Directed by)

Live in Front of a Studio Audience Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ (ABC)
Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Martin Pasetta Jr., Sara Niimi
  • Stage Managers: John Esposito, Valdez Flagg, Alissa Levisohn Hoyo, Harvey Levine, Doug Tobin, Richard Silva, Jenny Nolan Bailey

SPIKE JONZE

Aziz Ansari: Right Now (Netflix)
Mr. Jonze’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Chad Richard Nicholson
  • Stage Manager: Tate Nova

STAN LATHAN

Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (Netflix)
Mr. Lathan’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Myriam Leger
  • Stage Manager: Valdez Flagg

LINDA MENDOZA

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (Netflix)
Ms. Mendoza’s Directorial Team:

  • Stage Manager: Arthur Lewis

GLENN WEISS

The 91st Annual Academy Awards (ABC)
Mr. Weiss’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Eve Adair, Susan Kopensky, Lori Margules, Robin Mishkin Abrams, Sara Niimi, Michael Polito
  • Stage Managers: Gary Natoli, Rita Cossette, John Esposito, Valdez Flagg, Doug Fogel, Chris Hines, Alissa Levisohn Hoyo, Arthur Lewis, Roxanne Lozano, Ron Paul, Tammy Raab, Jason Seligman, Jackie Stathis, Cheryl Teetzel-Moore, Debbie Williams, Ari Woog