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  • AviChristiaans
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    Only two women have won Directing honours for Drama at the Emmys (Karen Arthur for Cagney & Lacey and Mimi Leder for ER), and it has been 20 years since a female director won the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

    That brings us to 4 x Emmy nominee Lesli Linka Glatter, who is the second most nominated female director in this category. Undoubtedly the most prolific and well known female directors working today. She is again the only female director nominated among 5 men for this years Drama Directing category.

    Will this be the year of Lesli Linka Glatter? The Emmys love familiar big names, and since David Nutter is not on hand for Game of Thrones this year, her name stands out among the 5 other directors she is nominated with.

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    Miguel Sapochnik all the way!!
    But Steven Soderbergh, Jack Bender and Michael Engler also have name recognitions and are big names. I don’t know why you dismissed them like that.

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    GusCruz
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    I would love to see Lesli win, but I don’t see how Battle of the Bastards loses this.

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    AviChristiaans
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    Miguel Sapochnik all the way!!
    But Steven Soderbergh, Jack Bender and Michael Engler also have name recognitions and are big names. I don’t know why you dismissed them like that.

    Not dismissing them. There is just a strong case to be made for her. She is overdue for an Emmy win. A female directing win in Drama is 20 years overdue. Glatter is popular and loved by the Directors branch of the Television Academy (and the Directors Guild). Homeland has received 4 out of 5 directing nominations for its 5 seasons, meaning the directors branch loves the show. And as the only female director in the lineup (for a second consecutive year), having directed one of the most critically acclaimed directing showcase episodes of 2015, she should not be discounted.

    That’s all i am trying to say.

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    jacob121
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    I am actually kind of rooting for Soderbergh – I know these forums regard his nod as a name check but The Knick is one of the most creatively and beautifully directed shows I’ve ever seen (plus, Scorsese’s snub this year should indicate that this is more than just a perfunctory lazy choice) and a win would be extremely deserved especially as this will be his last chance.

    That said, I would be pretty happy for Miguel as well since he has directed the best GOT episodes two seasons running and it looks like he is sitting out season 7 (I actually preferred Winds of Winter to Battle of the Bastards, though).

    Glatter is such a prolific director at this point and I would have gladly supported her for a win for the Mad Men episode she was nominated for (Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency) but…not for a so-so episode of Homeland. I’d like to see her helm a more interesting visual show to really show off her talents.

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    There’s no way that “Battle of the Bastards” loses this, and Miguel is very much helped by the title of that episode.

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    Riley
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    The fifth season of Homeland has to be among the weaker seasons ever nominated for this award. Glatter gets nominated for the most random episodes too. Who else gets nominated for the second episode of a season?

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    jjjmoss
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    In quality?
    The fifth season of Game of Thrones certainly has to be among the weaker seasons ever nominated for this award as well.

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    Riley
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    On the one hand, Miguel Sapochnik absolutely deserves this. On the other, I do not know what this new system is good for if not make-up wins, so it would be great if Jack Bender got a directing Emmy. “I Live Here Now” should be here (now). Still need to watch the second season of The Knick.

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    GusCruz
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    The fifth season of Homeland has to be among the weaker seasons ever nominated for this award. Glatter gets nominated for the most random episodes too. Who else gets nominated for the second episode of a season?

    Disagree. Decent season, and it’s very easy to overlook an episode like this where the action moves so swiftly and with strong narrative impact. Glad voters recognized with a nod.

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    Adam Rock
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    I’m glad The Knick got in here again even though it may seem as if it has just been a result of a name check. The only chance Soderbergh has here though is if the Game of Thrones episodes end up canceling eachother out and he cuts through, but I don’t see that happening. If anyone beats Game of Thrones I’d go with Homeland which won DGA in 2014.

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    Lord Freddy Blackfyre
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    The Knick absolutely deserve this nod and the show itself should had being nominated over Homeland, House Of Cards and Better Call Saul. This particular episode is really great but you should not see it without watching the whole season.

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    CanadianFan
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    Let’s go, Miguel!

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    Riley
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    Someone else would not get nominated for directing The Knick and Steven Soderbergh is not going to get nominated for directing anything, like if he moved over to The Girlfriend Experience on Starz. It is just a perfect marriage of a respected network, a respected name and a respected show that will continue to yield nominations here without any buzz really.

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    AviChristiaans
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    The fifth season of Homeland has to be among the weaker seasons ever nominated for this award. Glatter gets nominated for the most random episodes too. Who else gets nominated for the second episode of a season?

    How is that nomination random? It got both a Directors Guild and the Emmy nomination for Directing?

    Not all shows set out to make their final episode their best. Probably why most GOT’s buzz and ratings are based on the final episode of each season..

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