DGA Awards announces nominees in different categories: drama, comedy, variety/talk specials

With the DGA Awards 2020 to be held on January 26, the Directors Guild of America has announced the nominations.

The DGA was all set to announce the names of nominated contestants in various categories on Monday. However, the nominations could not come out due to a submission process that has been newly installed. Therefore, the names of the nominees in drama, comedy, and talk special/news/sports/variety were announced after a re-voting procedure.

The major nominations were taken away by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel from Amazon, and HBO shows Game of Thrones, and Watchmen respectively.

The nominations for ‘Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series’ include David Mandel and Bill Hader for their work in Veep and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel respectively. Bill was nominated and awarded in the same category last year as well. Amy Sherman-Palladino has also been nominated for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s ‘It’s Comedy or Cabbage’.

Furthermore, nominations for ‘Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama Series’ include Mark Mylod for his work in the series Succession, Game of Thrones. David Nutter, etc. Also, Nicole Kassell has been nominated for the shows Watchmen. Stephen Williams and Miguel Sapochnik were nominated for “Watchmen” This Extraordinary Being and Game of Thrones.

Amongst the nominees in the category talk/sports/news/variety for outstanding directorial achievement include Spike Jonze for his work in Aziz Ansari: Right Now and Wanda Sykes’ Linda Mendoza. Glein Weiss has also been nominated for her work at the 91st Annual Academy Awards.

The list was to come out on Monday but was held back by the Guild and finally revealed on Friday.

Besides, HBO saw greater number of the nominations for various series than Netflix for the DGA 2020 Awards.

The DGA Awards for the various categories will be awarded in Los Angeles’ Ritz-Carlton Hotel on the 26th of January this year.