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Vince Gilligan Nabs DGA Nomination


The Directors Guild of America has announced their nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television for 2011. Breaking Bad‘s Vince Gilligan was honored with a nomination in the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series category for his work on the Season 4 finale, “Face Off.” This is Gilligan’s first DGA nomination.

The nomination was one of two nods in the category for AMC: Patty Jenkins was also nominated for her work on The Killing‘s Season 1 premiere, “Pilot.”

Gilligan and Jenkins will face off against Michael Cuesta (Homeland, “Pilot,” Showtime), Tim Van Patten (Game of Thrones, “Winter is Coming” [Pilot], HBO), and Michael Waxman (Friday Night Lights, “Always” [Series Finale], NBC).

The full directorial team behind “Face Off” is as follows:

• Unit Production Manager: Stewart A. Lyons
• First Assistant Director: Nina Jack
• Second Assistant Director: Louis Lanni
• Assistant Unit Production Manager: James Paul Hapsas
• Second Second Assistant Directors: Anna Ramey, Joann Connolly

The winners will be announced at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Sat., Jan. 28 at the Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles.

Click here to read an interview with Vince Gilligan

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