OITNB, Game of Thrones, Transparent Among Directors Guild Nominees

Directors Guild of America Nominations 2014

True Detective, Orange is the New Black and Transparent are among the first-time nominees for Directors Guild of America accolades, the organization announced on Wednesday.

Previously nominated series Modern Family, Game of Thrones, Homeland and House of Cards garnered repeat nods for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials.

Also of note: In the TV movie and miniseries category, NBC’s live adaptation of Peter Pan Live will go up against History’s Houdini and HBO’s The Normal Heart, among others.

The winners will be announced Feb. 7 at the guild’s annual awards dinner in Los Angeles. Scroll down for a list of top TV honors. For a complete list of nominees, click here.


Dan Attias, Homeland “13 Hours in Islamabad”
A security breach at the embassy has lasting ramifications.

Jodie Foster, House of Cards “Chapter 22”
The Underwoods face a personal scandal.

Cary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective “Who Goes There”
Detectives Martin Hart and Rust Cohle land upon a definitive suspect.

Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland “From A to B and Back Again”
Carrie’s operation is put in motion.

Alex Graves, Game of Thrones “The Children”
Season 4 finale


Louis C.K., Louie “Elevator Part 6”
Louie’s relationship with an Hungarian woman gets lost in translation.

Jodie Foster, Orange is the New Black “Thirsty Bird”
Season 2 premiere

Mike Judge, Silicon Valley “Minimum Viable Product”
Series premiere

Gail Mancuso, Modern Family “Vegas”
Season 5 vacation episode

Jill Soloway, Transparent “Best New Girl”
Mort and Mark attend a cross-dressing retreat in the woods.


Rob Ashford and Glenn Weiss, Peter Pan Live!

Lisa Cholodenko, Oliver Kitteridge

Uli Edel, Houdini

Ryan Murphy, The Normal Heart

Michael Wilson, The Trip to Bountiful

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  1. webly3 says:

    I liked the nominees. I was a bit puzzled by Houdini being nominated and The Good Wife not getting a nomination. Also, I always get angry when I see Silicon Valley nominated when there are such better comedy series. I watch Silicon Valley, but I mean, I watch a lot of comedies and it is not one of my favorites. But, I was really excited for OITNB. Jodie Foster did an amazing job with her direction in Thirsty Bird. That episode was such a strong premiere following an insanely awesome finale.

    • Simon Jester says:

      I love Silicon Valley and am glad it’s nominated… but I expected “Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency” to be the one nominated.

  2. Cass says:

    I can’t believe Fargo was shut out.

  3. Debi says:

    when will season 3 of Orange is the new balck be on?

  4. Matty says:

    I’m kind of shocked that The Good Wife, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder were all snubbed. Also shocked not to see VEEP on the list of nominees in comedy… Does the DGA not have a category for daytime soaps anymore?