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Homeland was actually pretty good this season, Directors Guild confirms

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Traditionally, only feature film directors have been considered important enough to have their names turned into adjectives. But that may be changing as TV—sorry, longform storytelling—proves itself equally viable as a means of artistic expression. So while we do not currently refer to things as “Fukunagaesque” or “Glatterian,” we might soon.


The rising profile of TV also means more exposure for female directors, who are relatively more common in TV and documentary filmmaking. Unlike the all-male gang on the DGA’s feature film nominations list, women are represented in nearly every major TV category, including two for first-time nominee Jodie Foster for her work on House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. (The Variety/Talk/News/Sports categories, which honor the specific skill set of directing live shows, are both sausage fests.) In documentary, Laura Poitras was nominated for her work on Citizenfour, part of the doc’s critically-acclaimed march towards a presumed Oscar nomination.

A list of the nominees in major categories is below; Deadline also has the nominees for best directing in reality series, children’s programming, and commercials, if you’re interested.



Dan Attias, Homeland, “13 Hours In Islamabad

Jodie Foster, House Of Cards,Chapter 22

Cary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective, “Who Goes There

Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland, “From A To Be And Back Again

Alex Graves, Game Of Thrones, “The Children


Louis C.K., Louie, “Elevator: Part 6

Jodie Foster, Orange Is The New Black, “Thirsty Bird

Mike Judge, Silicon Valley, “Minimum Viable Product

Gail Mancuso, Modern Family, “Las Vegas

Jill Soloway, Transparent, “Best New Girl


Rob Ashford and Glenn Weiss, Peter Pan Live!

Lisa Cholodenko, Olive Kitteridge

Uli Edel, Houdini

Ryan Murphy, The Normal Heart

Michael Wilson, The Trip To Bountiful


Dan Krauss, The Kill Team

John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, Finding Vivian Maier

Jesse Moss, The Overnighters

Laura Poitras, Citizenfour

Orlando von Einsiedel, Virunga


Paul G. Casey, Real Time With Bill Maher

Dave Diomedi, The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

Jim Hoskinson, The Colbert Report

Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live

Chuck O’Neil, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart


Hamish Hamilton, The 86th Annual Academy Awards

Louis J. Horvitz, The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

Des McAnuff, Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays

Rich Russo, Super Bowl XLVIII

Glenn Weiss, The 68th Annual Tony Awards


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