"Mrs. Maisel," "Game of Thrones," "Watchmen" Top DGA Award TV Series Nominations 
A scene from "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." The series scored three DGA Award nominations in the TV category category (photo courtesy of Amazon Prime)
Director Spike Jonze earns a special career distinction with a nod in Variety/Talk/News/Sports for "Aziz Ansari: Right Now"
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel scored three Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award nominations in the television comedy series category while Game of Thrones and Watchmen earned two apiece in the dramatic series competition, highlighting the lineup of TV nods unveiled on Friday (1/10) for the best work of 2019.

Mrs. Maisel-nominated directors were Dan Attias for the "It's the Sixties, Man!" episode, Amy Sherman Palladino for "It's Comedy or Cabbage," and Daniel Palladino for "Marvelous Radio."

Rounding out the comedy category were directors Bill Hader for the "ronny/lily" episode of Barry, and David Mandel for the "Veep" episode of Veep.

Shifting over to the DGA Awards' dramatic series competition, Game of Thrones-nominated helmers were David Nutter for "The Last of the Starks" episode, and Miguel Sapochnik for "The Long Night." The two director nominees for Watchmen were Nicole Kassell for the "It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice" episode, and Stephen Williams for "The Extraordinary Being." 

Mark Maylod took the remaining nomination in the dramatic series category for the "This Is Not For Tears" episode of Succession.

Also revealed were the DGA Award nominees for variety/talk/news/sports--specials for 2019: James Burrows and Andy Fisher for Live in Front of a Studio Audience, Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons; Spike Jonze for Aziz Ansari: Right Now; Stan Lathan for Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones; Linda Mendoza for Wanda Sykes: Not Normal; and Glenn Weiss for The 91st Annual Academy Awards.

Jonze's nomination was his second this year, the other nod coming earlier in the commercials category for Medmen's "The New Normal" and Squarespace's "Dream It" spots.  Jonze now has five career DGA nominations spanning the TV, commercial and feature disciplines. He was a feature nominee for Being John Malkovich in 1999. And his three commercialmaking nods include a DGA Award win last year for Apple's "Welcome Home."

The winners will be announced and honored at the 72nd Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, January 25, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

Here's a full rundown of the TV nominees unveiled today:

DRAMATIC SERIES
The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

NICOLE KASSELL
Watchmen, “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice”
(HBO)
Ms. Kassell’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Karen Wacker, Ron Schmidt, Joseph E. Iberti
First Assistant Director: Keri Bruno
Second Assistant Directors: Lisa Zugschwerdt, Ben White
Second Second Assistant Director: Jessie Sasser White

MARK MYLOD
Succession, “This Is Not For Tears”
(HBO)
Mr. Mylod’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Tyson Bidner, Gabrielle Mahon
First Assistant Director: Christo Morse
Second Assistant Director: Michelle Flevotomas
Second Second Assistant Director: Nicholas Notte

DAVID NUTTER
Game of Thrones, “The Last of the Starks”
(HBO)

MIGUEL SAPOCHNIK
Game of Thrones, “The Long Night”
(HBO)

STEPHEN WILLIAMS
Watchmen, “This Extraordinary Being”
(HBO)
Mr. Williams’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Karen Wacker, Ron Schmidt, Joseph E. Iberti
First Assistant Director: Kayse Goodell
Second Assistant Director: Ben White

COMEDY SERIES
The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

DAN ATTIAS
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “It’s the Sixties, Man!”
(Prime Video)
Mr. Attias’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Dhana Rivera Gilbert, Nadia Paine (Oklahoma Unit)
First Assistant Directors: Jesse Nye, Steve Love (Oklahoma Unit)
Second Assistant Directors: Natasha Rivera, Jason Inman (Oklahoma Unit)
Assistant Unit Production Manager: Meghan K. Wicker
Second Second Assistant Director: Lincoln Major
Location Managers: Amanda Burbank, Jose Guerrero, Nick Thomason

BILL HADER
Barry, “ronny/lily”
(HBO)
Mr. Hader’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Aida Rodgers
First Assistant Director: Gavin Kleintop
Second Assistant Director: Kevin Zelman
Second Second Assistant Director: Heather Kehayas
Additional Second Assistant Director: Mikaela Mathern

DAVID MANDEL
Veep, “Veep”
(HBO)
Mr. Mandel’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: David Hyman
First Assistant Director: Jeff Rosenberg
Second Assistant Director: Emily Hogan
Second Second Assistant Directors: Ismael Jimenez, Chalis Romero
Additional Second Assistant Directors: Phil Banks, Zach Davenport, Alexis Dvorak, Phil Goodrich, Christina Lee, Emily Neumann

AMY SHERMAN PALLADINO
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “It’s Comedy or Cabbage”
(Prime Video)
Ms. Sherman Palladino’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Dhana Rivera Gilbert, Nadia Paine
First Assistant Director: Mariela Comitini
Second Assistant Director: Luca Waldman
Assistant Unit Production Manager: Meghan K. Wicker
Second Second Assistant Director: Lincoln Major
Location Managers: Amanda Burbank, Jose Guerrero, Nick Thomason,

DANIEL PALLADINO
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Marvelous Radio”
(Prime Video)
Mr. Palladino’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Dhana Rivera Gilbert
First Assistant Director: Jesse Nye
Second Assistant Director: Natasha Rivera
Assistant Unit Production Manager: Meghan K. Wicker
Second Second Assistant Director: Lincoln Major
Location Managers: Amanda Burbank, Jose Guerrero, Nick Thomason

VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS – SPECIALS
The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

JAMES BURROWS (‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ – Directed by)
ANDY FISHER (‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ – Directed by)
Live in Front of a Studio Audience Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’
(ABC)
Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Martin Pasetta Jr., Sara Niimi
Stage Managers: John Esposito, Valdez Flagg, Alissa Levisohn Hoyo, Harvey Levine, Doug Tobin, Richard Silva, Jenny Nolan Bailey

SPIKE JONZE
Aziz Ansari: Right Now
(Netflix)
Mr. Jonze’s Directorial Team:
Associate Director: Chad Richard Nicholson
Stage Manager: Tate Nova

STAN LATHAN
Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones
(Netflix)
Mr. Lathan’s Directorial Team:
Associate Director: Myriam Leger
Stage Manager: Valdez Flagg

LINDA MENDOZA
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal
(Netflix)
Ms. Mendoza’s Directorial Team:
Stage Manager: Arthur Lewis

GLENN WEISS
The 91st Annual Academy Awards
(ABC)
Mr. Weiss’s Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Eve Adair, Susan Kopensky, Lori Margules, Robin Mishkin Abrams, Sara Niimi, Michael Polito
Stage Managers: Gary Natoli, Rita Cossette, John Esposito, Valdez Flagg, Doug Fogel, Chris Hines, Alissa Levisohn Hoyo, Arthur Lewis, Roxanne Lozano, Ron Paul, Tammy Raab, Jason Seligman, Jackie Stathis, Cheryl Teetzel‑Moore, Debbie Williams, Ari Woog

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