The Director's Guild of America has announced its television and documentary nominations for the upcoming DGA Awards and, once again, genre-fare is making news.
Three of the five TV drama nominations went to HBO’s Game of Thrones, with Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale and Netflix's Stranger Things rounding out the rest.
- 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”
We won't know what the DGA film nominations are until tomorrow, but if recent awards history is any clue, strong contenders could include Guillermo Del Toro for The Shape of Water and Jordan Peele for Get Out. Both films have racked up an impressive list of accolades — including a Golden Globe best director win for Del Toro on Sunday.
Then there's Blade Runner 2049's Denis Villeneuve, who — the film's poor box office notwithstanding — earned some of the biggest raves of his career for the dystopian sequel, and Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins, whose film just nabbed a Producers Guild Awards nomination.
Check back tomorrow to find out.
The DGA awards will be announced on Feb. 3 at the Beverly Hilton.