Previous nominee Bryan Cranston was nommed for helming both an episode of his AMC drama Breaking Bad and an installment of the ABC comedy Modern Family. (Bad creator Vince Gilligan also was nominated for Bad‘s series finale “Felina.”)
Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory, Homeland, 30 Rock and House of Cards also were nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commericals.
In the TV movie and miniseries category, the Peacock Net’s live adaptation of The Sound of Music will go up against HBO’s Behind the Candelabra and NatGeo’s Killing Kennedy, among others.
The winners will be announced Jan. 25 at the guild’s annual awards dinner in Los Angeles. Scroll down for a complete list of TV nominees.
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad “Blood Money”
Hank acts on his realization that Walt is Heisenberg.
David Fincher, House of Cards “Chapter 1”
Frank and Claire make a plan to take down Sen. Kern.
Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad “Felina”
Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland “The Star”
Season 3 finale
David Nutter, Game of Thrones “The Rains of Castamere”
The Starks are ambushed at the Red Wedding.
Mark Cendrowski, The Big Bang Theory “The Hofstadter Insufficiency”
Season 7 premiere
Bryan Cranston, Modern Family “The Old Man & the Tree”
Season 5 Christmas episode
Gail Mancuso, Modern Family “My Hero”
Season 4 episode set at a roller rink
Beth McCarthy-Miller, 30 Rock “Hogcock!/Last Lunch”
Double-episode series finale
Anthony Rich, The Big Bang Theory “The Love Spell Potential”
A game of Dungeons & Dragons leads Sheldon and Amy into intimate new territory
MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINISERIES
Stephen Frears, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
David Mamet, Phil Spector
Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford, The Sound of Music Live!
Nelson McCormick, Killing Kennedy
Steven Soderbergh, Behind the CandelabraFollow @kimroots