Bryan Cranston, Sound of Music Live! and 'Rains of Castamere' Among Directors Guild Noms

Directors Guild of America Nominations 2013A versatile Bad guy, a musical NBC interlude and a bloody awful Game of Thrones wedding are among the nominees for Directors Guild of America accolades, the organization announced on Thursday.

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.”)

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Game of ThronesThe Big Bang TheoryHomeland, 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”
Series finale

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


Stephen Frears, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight

David MametPhil Spector 

Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford, The Sound of Music Live! 

Nelson McCormick, Killing Kennedy 

Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra