January 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm #308473
DGA announces their nominations on Thursday.
Any predictions?January 7, 2014 at 12:31 pm #308475
Not much, DGA can go so many different ways. Hoping Rian Johnson repeats.January 7, 2014 at 1:23 pm #308476
Yes, these are very difficult to predict.
Some things we should expect: a nomination for David Fincher for the pilot of “House of Cards”, a nomination for Beth McCarthy-Miller for the finale of “30 Rock” and at least one nomination for “Breaking Bad”. It could actually get as many as three.
It will be interesting to see how “Homeland”, “Mad Men”, “Girls”, “Modern Family” and “Veep” fare.
Paris Barclay is loved here and he is the DGA President. Maybe his recent Emmy nomination for “Glee” will turn into a DGA nomination?January 7, 2014 at 5:02 pm #308477
Why were these not announced with or before the film nominations?
David Fincher has his slot locked up and Breaking Bad has at least one slot. I bet that Masters of Sex gets in. 30 Rock and Modern Family should be in. If that Glee episode gets another nomination, god help us all.
I will be keenly watching for a repeat nomination for The Big Bang Theory to validate my prediction that it takes the series Emmy this year. I am also watching to see if Veep
can finally score a nomination for something other than its cast (or
the show as a whole) and that goes for the craft guild nominations that
will be announced over the next week as well.January 7, 2014 at 5:31 pm #308478
Is “Orange Is the New Black” a comedy or a drama here?
Will “Breaking Bad” get 3 nominations like “Mad Men”, “Six Feet Under” and “ER”? “The Sopranos” even got four in a single year.
Steven Sodebergh will win for “Behind the Candelabra”. Will “American Horror Story” get multiple nominations?
What else is Paris Barclay eligible for? I feel like he’ll get in for something.
I think they announce the film nominations separately because it’s considered the “big”, “important”, “prestigious” award. I remember during the 2000s, they announced the film nominations, the miniseries / tv movie nominations on another day and the remaining television categories on a third day. Don’t they still announce the documentary nominations separately?January 7, 2014 at 5:44 pm #308479
In other news, they’ve discontinued the category for daytime dramas. They are now eligible in the Dramatic Series category. Why did they do that? Even four soaps have hundreds of episodes to nominate. It would be strange to see a soap opera nominated alongside “Breaking Bad” and David Fincher.
It would also be strange to see “The Sound of Music” nominated alongside a news or sports show. Instead of Musical/ Variety, they have created two categories for Variety/Talk/News/Sports, one for series and one for specials.January 7, 2014 at 5:52 pm #308480
I think Mad Men will get in. So is House Of Cards, Breaking Bad, Game Of Thrones (maybe?). Maybe Homeland, but that’s on decline. I don’t think Masters Of Sex will get in. It’s not a big deal in terms of directing, and I assume most of its directors will be submitting for other shows anyway. Or maybe it’s wishful thinking from me, since the directing on that show is so goddamn bland.
I think something like The Killing might surprise and get a nom. Don’t know why, but I do have a feeling one typically underrated show will get a nom in Drama, what if so many shows hitting a slump. Either that, or Breaking bad gets repeat noms.January 8, 2014 at 12:23 pm #308481
I keep forgetting about “Killing Kennedy”. It has quietly amassed WGA, SAG and PGA nominations. It has a chance to make it at the four big guilds.January 9, 2014 at 9:09 am #308482
Are they out yet?January 9, 2014 at 11:22 am #308483
Yep.January 9, 2014 at 11:40 am #308485
Bryan Cranston for directing “Blood Money.” What? And he was nominated for directing Comedy too? Love Cranston, but why does the DGA, a directors’ union, support actor-directors and not their own? I don’t get this about this union. Everyone in Hollywood is a starf–ker. No wonder the artform suffers and the best work rarely wins anything.
And no “Ozymandias.” PU-LEASE “Felina” wasn’t even Vince’s best effort.January 9, 2014 at 11:48 am #308486
“Ozymandias” is having a super rough awards run so far.
Double nominations for The Big Bang Theory. I have been saying that it will dethrone Modern Family at the Emmys for months now. It is happening, guys.
For some reason, the DGA is utterly starstruck with Bryan Cranston and he has been nominated three times in the last two years.
Of all the Modern Family episodes, they go with “My Hero”. Give me a break, DGA.
The Nickelodeon movie-of-the-week that I was in got nominated!January 9, 2014 at 11:52 am #308488
Yes I’ve been on the BBT train too. Even though I think it’s a bad show.
I choose to believe that Top of the Lake was ineligible; it’s better than thinking the directors preferred the works of The Sound of Music Live!, Killing Kennedy, and Phil Spector.