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Mad Men Nabs 3 DGA TV Nods; Bigelow Pitted Against Cameron in Feature Category

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This week the Directors Guild announced its nominations recognizing directorial achievement in film and television. On the TV front, AMC’s Mad Men picked up three (out of five) nods in the category of Dramatic Series Night. (Click here for full story.) A closer eye is being kept on the feature film nominees since the winner of that category almost always takes home the Best Director prize on Oscar night. (There have only been six deviations in history.) This year, besides pitting a pair of ex-spouses (James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow) against each other, an African-American director has received a nod for the first time ever.

The nominees in the film category are:

• Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker (Summit Entertainment)
• James Cameron, Avatar (Twentieth Century Fox)
• Lee Daniels, Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire (Lionsgate)
• Jason Reitman, Up in the Air (Paramount Pictures)
• Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds (The Weinstein Company and Universal Pictures)

In the category of Dramatic Series Night, the nominees are as follows:

• Paris Barclay, In Treatment: “Gina: Week 4” (HBO)
• Jack Bender, Lost: “The Incident, Parts 1 & 2” (ABC)
• Jennifer Getzinger, Mad Men: “The Gypsy and the Hobo” (AMC)
• Lesli Linka Glatter, Mad Men: “Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency” (AMC)
• Matthew Weiner, Mad Men: “Shut the Door. Have a Seat.” (AMC)

The awards, now in its 62nd year, will be announced on Sat., Jan. 30. For more information about nominations in other categories, click here to go to the DGA site.

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