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Today, the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees for TV and commercials. Some of the shows involved are predictable (Homeland, Mad Men, Louie, Girls), while others aren’t (check out that Reality category!). The list:

Dramatic Series:

Michael Cuesta, Showtime’s Homeland, “The Choice”

Jennifer Getzinger, AMC’s Mad Men, “A Little Kiss”

Lesli Linka Glatter, Showtime’s Homeland, “Q&A”

Rian Johnson, AMC’s Breaking Bad, “Fifty-One”

Greg Mottola, HBO’s The Newsroom, “We Just Decided To”

Comedy Series:

Louis C.K., FX’s Louie, “New Year’s Eve”

Mark Cendrowski, CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, “The Date Night Variable”

Bryan Cranston, ABC’s Modern Family, “Election Day”

Lena Dunham, HBO’s Girls, “Pilot”

Beth McCarthy-Miller, NBC’s 30 Rock, “Live from Studio 8H”

Movies for Television and Mini-Series:

Greg Berlanti, USA’s Political Animals, “Pilot”

Philip Kaufman, HBO’s Hemingway & Gellhorn

Kevin Reynolds, History’s Hatfields & McCoys

Jay Roach, HBO’s Game Change

Michael Rymer, FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum, “Dark Cousin”

Musical Variety:

Michael Dempsey, 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief

Don Roy King, NBC’s Saturday Night Live with host Mick Jagger

Don Mischer, ABC’s 84th Annual Academy Awards

Chuck O’Neil, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, “Episode #17153”

Glenn Weiss, CBS’ 66th Annual Tony Awards

Reality Programs:

Tony Croll, The CW’s America’s Next Top Model, “The Girl Who Becomes America’s Next Top Model”

Peter Ney, Syfy’s Face Off, “Scene of the Crime”

Brian Smith, Fox’s Master Chef, “Episode #305”

J. Rupert Thompson, NBC’s Stars Earn Stripes, “Amphibious Assault”

Tim Warren, SpikeTV’s Ink Master, “Episode 103”

Daytime Serials:

Albert Alarr, NBC’s Days of Our Lives, “Episode #11895”

Larry Carpenter, ABC’s General Hospital, “Bad Water”

William Ludel, ABC’s General Hospital, “Magic Milo”

Scott McKinsey, ABC’s General Hospital, “Shot Through the Heart”

Jill Mitwell, ABC’s One Life to Live, “Between Heaven and Hell”

Children’s Programs:

Stuart Gillard, Disney Channel’s Girl vs. Monster

Paul Hoen, Disney Channel’s Let it Shine

Savage Steve Holland, Nickelodeon’s Big Time Movie

Jonathan Judge, Nickelodeon’s Camp Fred

Amy Schatz, HBO’s Don’t Divorce Me! Kids’ Rules for Parents on Divorce


Lance Acord (Jogger, Nike; The Dog Strikes Back, Volkswagen 2012; Thread, Levi’s; Greatness, Nike)

Steve Ayson (Beer Chase, Carlton Draught; Let Me Go, The Cosmopolitan of Los Vegas)

Fredrik Bond (Surfer, Puma; Eternal Optimism, Budweiser)

Alejandro G. Inarritu (Best Job, Proctor and Gamble)

Tom Kuntz (Terry Crews Muscle Minds, Old Spice; Stray Animals, DirecTV; Roadside Ditch, DirecTV; Platoon, DirecTV)

The DGA Awards will be hosted by Kelsey Grammer on Feb. 2.

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