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DGA nominees announced: Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, more make the cut for TV

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Justina Mintz/AMC; Macall B. Polay/HBO; Kwaku Alston/NBC

The Director’s Guild of America announced Wednesday the directors that are up for DGA Awards for their work in 2015. As in years past, the 68th annual ceremony will honor excellence in directing for television episodes, miniseries, and specials, along with directing for commercials and documentaries.

The 2015 DGA Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, Feb. 6, and will be hosted by Jane Lynch.

A few notable nominees include Chris Rock, for directing the HBO special Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, Angela Bassett for the Lifetime movie Whitney, and Amy Schumer, who co-directed an episode of her show Inside Amy Schumer. See the full list of TV nominees below:

DRAMATIC SERIES:

MICHAEL ENGLER

Downton Abbey, “Episode 8”

LESLI LINKA GLATTER

Homeland, “The Tradition of Hospitality”

DAVID NUTTER

Game of Thrones, “Mother’s Mercy”

STEVEN SODERBERGH

The Knick, “Williams and Walker”

MATTHEW WEINER

Mad Men, “Person to Person”

COMEDY SERIES:

CHRIS ADDISON

Veep, “Election Night”

LOUIS C.K.

Louis, “Sleepover”

MIKE JUDGE

Silicon Valley, “Binding Arbitration”

GAIL MANCUSO

Modern Family, “White Christmas”

JILL SOLOWAY

Transparent, “Kina Hora”

TELEVISION MOVIES AND MINI-SERIES:

ANGELA BASSETT

Whitney

LAURIE COLLYER

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

PAUL HAGGIS

Show Me a Hero

KENNY LEON & MATTHEW DIAMOND

The Wiz Live!

DEE REES

Bessie

VARIETY, TALK, NEWS, OR SPORTS:

PAUL G. CASEY

Real Time With Bill Maher, “Show #1334”

DAVE DIOMENDI

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, “Episode #325”

DON ROY KING

Saturday Night Live, “Host: Tracy Morgan/Musical Guest: Demi Lovato”

RYAN MCFAUL & AMY SCHUMER

Inside Amy Schumer, “12 Angry Men”

CHUCK O’NEIL

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, “Episode #20142”

VARIETY, TALK, NEWS, OR SPORTS SPECIALS:

SOFIA COPPOLA

A Very Murray Christmas

HAMISH HAMILTON

The 87th Annual Academy Awards

DON ROY KING

Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special

BETH MCCARTHY-MILLER

Adele Live in New York City

CHRIS ROCK

Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo

REALITY TV:

BRADY CONNELL

The Great Christmas Light Fight, “Episode 304”

KEN FUCHS

Shark Tank, “702”

STEVE HRYNIEWICZ

Cutthroat Kitchen, “Superstar Sabotage Finale: It’s Raining Ramen”

BERTRAM VAN MUNSTER

The Amazing Race, “Bring the Fun, Baby!”

ADAM VETRI

Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, “Gods of War”

CHILDREN’S TV:

PAUL HOEN

Invisible Sister

JOSEPH MAZZARINO

Sesame Street, “The Cookie Thief”

KENNY ORTEGA

The Descendants

AMY SCHATZ

Saving My Tomorrow, “Part 3”

SASIE SEALY

Gortimer Gibbons’ Life on Normal Street, “Gortimer and the Vengeful Violinist”

COMMERCIALS:

JUAN CABRAL

Monkeys, Ikea

Freestyle, Lurpak

MILES JAY

It Can Wait, ESPN

TOM KUNTZ

So It Begins, Old Spice

The Chase, Heineken

Revenge, Clash of Clans

ANDREAS NILSSON

Emily’s Oz, Comcast

Time Upon A Once, General Electric

Dad Song, Old Spice

STEVE ROGERS

Ripple, Nike Golf

Snow Day, Nike

DOCUMENTARY:

JIMMY CHIN & ELIZABETH CHAI VASARHELYI

Meru

LIZ GARBUS

What Happened, Miss Simone?

ALEX GIBNEY

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

MATTHEW HEINEMAN

Cartel Land

ASIF KAPADIA

Amy