The Directors Guild of America revealed its final group of TV nominees for the DGA Awards 2020 on Friday. The nominees in the categories of comedy and drama series and variety/talk/news/sports specials were initially supposed to get an announcement on Monday, with the rest of the guild's small-screen nominees, but got delayed "due to a re-vote related to a newly implemented electronic entry submissions process," the DGA said.
Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and HBO's Watchmen and Game of Thrones have received multiple nominations in their respective comedy and drama categories. All of the nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in drama series are for directors on HBO shows: Nicole Kassell for Watchmen, "It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice"; Mark Mylod for Succession, "This Is Not For Tears"; David Nutter for Game of Thrones, "The Last of the Starks"; Miguel Sapochnik for Game of Thrones, "The Long Night"; and Stephen Williams for Watchmen, "This Extraordinary Being."
The nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in comedy series are Dan Attias for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, "It's the Sixties, Man!" for Amazon; Bill Hader for Barry, "Ronny/Lily" for HBO; David Mandel for Veep, "Veep" for HBO; Amy Sherman-Palladino for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, "It's Comedy or Cabbage" and Daniel Palladino for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, "Marvelous Radio."
The nominees for directorial achievement in variety/talk/news/sports specials are James Burrows and Andy Fisher for Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" for ABC; Spike Jonze for Aziz Ansari: Right Now for Netflix; Stan Lathan for Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones for Netflix; Linda Mendoza for Wanda Sykes: Not Normal for Netflix; and Glenn Weiss for the 91st annual Academy Awards on ABC.
The 72nd annual DGA Awards will hold on Saturday, 25th January, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.