The Directors Guild of America Awards has actually revealed the candidates for impressive accomplishments in tv in 2017, and unsurprisingly Game of Thrones rules the roost. The HBO series captured 3 of the 5 areas readily available for Dramatic Series, with Stranger Things‘ The Duffer Brothers and The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Reed Morano scoring the other 2 slots. The Game of Thrones episodes singled out were the “Loot Train Battle” episode “The Spoils of War”, directed by Matt Shakman, the “Jon Snow and His Pals Go on a Suicide Mission” episode “Beyond the Wall”, directed by Alan Taylor, and the ending “The Dragon and the Wolf”, directed by Jeremy Podeswa Taylor formerly won this award for helming the Mad Men pilot.
Mindhunter is the most glaring omission here, as David Fincher got snubbed as all get-out after helming 4 of the program’s 10 episodes. And Game of Thrones gets chosen for the unimaginative and wheel-spinning “Beyond the Wall.” Sure.
The streaming service prospered regardless, however, and it’s great to see The Duffer Brothers acknowledged for their impressive work helming the Stranger Things 2 ending “The Gate.” Elsewhere Scott Frank was chosen for helming all Godless in the “Movies for Television and Miniseries” classification, and Master of None scored 2 elections for Melina Matsoukas‘ “Thanksgiving” and Aziz Ansari‘s “The Thief” in the Comedy Series classification.
The movie elections come tomorrow, however for now browse the significant TELEVISION candidates listed below.
THE DUFFER BROTHERS– Stranger Things, “Chapter Nine: The Gate”
REED MORANO– The Handmaid’s Tale, “Offred”
JEREMY PODESWA– Game of Thrones, “The Dragon and the Wolf”
MATT SHAKMAN– Game of Thrones, “The Spoils of War”
ALAN TAYLOR– Game of Thrones, “Beyond the Wall”
AZIZ ANSARI– Master of None, “The Thief”
MIKE JUDGE– Silicon Valley, “Server Error”
MELINA MATSOUKAS– Master of None, “Thanksgiving”
BETH MCCARTHY MILLER– Veep, “Chicklet”
AMY SHERMAN-PALLADINO– The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINISERIES
SCOTT FRANK– Godless(Netflix)
BARRY LEVINSON– The Wizard of Lies(HBO)
KYRA SEDGWICK– Story of a Girl(Lifetime)
JEAN-MARC VALLEE– Big Little Lies(HBO)
GEORGE C. WOLFE– The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks(HBO)
KEN BURNS & LYNN NOVICK– The Vietnam War(PBS)
BRYAN FOGEL — Icarus(Netflix)
MATTHEW HEINEMEN– City of Ghosts(Amazon)
STEVE JAMES– Abacus: Small Enough to Jail(PBS)
ERROL MORRIS– Wormwood(Netflix)
For the complete list of DGA TELEVISION candidates, consisting of Comedy Specials and Variety, click on this link.Related youtube video: (not from post)