Magazine article Variety

Dga

Magazine article Variety

Dga

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DRAMA DIRECTOR

The Directors Guild TV noms will be announced Jan. 14. Here's a look at leading contenders:

Carl Franklin

'HOUSE OF CARDS'

Already an Emmy nominee for helming the shocking season 2 premiere.

Cary Fukunaga

TRUE DETECTIVE'

Rising star directed the entire first season of HBO's anthology and has an Emmy to show for it.

Lesli Linka Glatter

'HOMELAND'

The 2010 champ ("Mad Men") has two consecutive noms for Showtime's thriller and helmed four installments this season.

Neil Marshall

'GAME OF THRONES'

Earned an Emmy nomination for helming epic battle ep "The Watchers on the Wall."

Steven Soderbergh

THE KNICK'

Acclaimed helmer segued to TV with the offbeat period medical drama for Cinemax.

Tim Van Patten

'BOARDWALK EMPIRE'

The eight-time DGA nominee for his work on various HBO shows helmed a well-regarded series finale.

Matthew Weiner

*MADMEN'

He's been nominated twice before and delivered a knockout midseason finale.

COMEDY DIRECTOR

Comedy contenders for the Directors Guild television awards include several newcomers:

Chris Addison

'VEEP'

The season finale's bathroom gig- gle fit may do the trick for Addison, still seeking his first DGA nom. …

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