Magazine article Variety

Television & Music: Dga

Magazine article Variety

Television & Music: Dga

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Drama Director

The Directors Guild TV noms will be announced Jan. 11. Here's a look at leading contenders:

STEPHEN DALDRY

"The Crown"

Daldry has one prior DGA nom, but Netflix's epic could make it two.

THE DUFFER BROTHERS

"Stranger Things"

The newcomers might crack the field for helming a buzzy Netflix pilot.

MICHAEL ENGLER

"Downton Abbey"

A nominee last year, he helmed the beloved PBS drama's series finale.

SAM ESMAIL

"Mr. Robot"

Helming every installment of the USA thriller's divisive second season could pay off.

JONATHAN NOLAN

"Westworld"

Brother Christopher has three DGA noms, and now HBO could put Jonathan in the mix.

MIGUEL SAPOCHNIK

"Game of Thrones"

The Emmy winner for the HBO epic's "Battle of the Bastards" episode, he's a safe bet.

MATTHEW WEINER

"Orange Is the New Black"

A three-time nominee, he helmed the Netflix series' most talked-about installment. …

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