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Chris Rock, Angela Bassett, Amy Schumer make Director’s Guild of America nomination

Mfonobong Akpan

The Director’s Guild of America is set to honour excellence in directing at it’s 68th annual ceremony.

The organisers have announced Wednesday the directors that are up for DGA Awards for their work in 2015 – television episodes, miniseries, and specials, along with directing for commercials and documentaries.

The 2015 DGA Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, Feb. 6, and will be hosted by Jane Lynch.

A few notable nominees include Chris Rock, for directing the HBO special Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, Angela Bassett for the Lifetime movie Whitney, and Amy Schumer, who co-directed an episode of her show Inside Amy Schumer. See the full list of TV nominees below:

DRAMATIC SERIES:

MICHAEL ENGLER
Downton Abbey, “Episode 8”

LESLI LINKA GLATTER
Homeland, “The Tradition of Hospitality”

DAVID NUTTER
Game of Thrones, “Mother’s Mercy”

STEVEN SODERBERGH
The Knick, “Williams and Walker”

MATTHEW WEINER
Mad Men, “Person to Person”

COMEDY SERIES:

CHRIS ADDISON
Veep, “Election Night”

LOUIS C.K.
Louis, “Sleepover”

MIKE JUDGE
Silicon Valley, “Binding Arbitration”

GAIL MANCUSO
Modern Family, “White Christmas”

JILL SOLOWAY
Transparent, “Kina Hora”

TELEVISION MOVIES AND MINI-SERIES:

ANGELA BASSETT
Whitney

LAURIE COLLYER
The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

PAUL HAGGIS
Show Me a Hero

KENNY LEON & MATTHEW DIAMOND
The Wiz Live!

DEE REES
Bessie

VARIETY, TALK, NEWS, OR SPORTS:

PAUL G. CASEY
Real Time With Bill Maher, “Show #1334”

DAVE DIOMENDI
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, “Episode #325”

DON ROY KING
Saturday Night Live, “Host: Tracy Morgan/Musical Guest: Demi Lovato”

RYAN MCFAUL & AMY SCHUMER
Inside Amy Schumer, “12 Angry Men”

CHUCK O’NEIL
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, “Episode #20142”

VARIETY, TALK, NEWS, OR SPORTS SPECIALS:

SOFIA COPPOLA
A Very Murray Christmas

HAMISH HAMILTON
The 87th Annual Academy Awards

DON ROY KING
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special

BETH MCCARTHY-MILLER
Adele Live in New York City

CHRIS ROCK
Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo

REALITY TV:

BRADY CONNELL
The Great Christmas Light Fight, “Episode 304”

KEN FUCHS
Shark Tank, “702”

STEVE HRYNIEWICZ
Cutthroat Kitchen, “Superstar Sabotage Finale: It’s Raining Ramen”

BERTRAM VAN MUNSTER
The Amazing Race, “Bring the Fun, Baby!”

ADAM VETRI
Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, “Gods of War”

CHILDREN’S TV:

PAUL HOEN
Invisible Sister

JOSEPH MAZZARINO
Sesame Street, “The Cookie Thief”

KENNY ORTEGA
The Descendants

AMY SCHATZ
Saving My Tomorrow, “Part 3”

SASIE SEALY
Gortimer Gibbons’ Life on Normal Street, “Gortimer and the Vengeful Violinist”

COMMERCIALS:

JUAN CABRAL
Monkeys, Ikea
Freestyle, Lurpak

MILES JAY
It Can Wait, ESPN

TOM KUNTZ
So It Begins, Old Spice
The Chase, Heineken
Revenge, Clash of Clans

ANDREAS NILSSON
Emily’s Oz, Comcast
Time Upon A Once, General Electric
Dad Song, Old Spice

STEVE ROGERS
Ripple, Nike Golf
Snow Day, Nike

DOCUMENTARY:

JIMMY CHIN & ELIZABETH CHAI VASARHELYI
Meru

LIZ GARBUS
What Happened, Miss Simone?

ALEX GIBNEY
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

MATTHEW HEINEMAN
Cartel Land

ASIF KAPADIA
Amy

source: ew.com

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