2019 Directors Guild Awards TV nominations: ‘Atlanta,’ ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ lead with 2 each

Comedy series creators dominate this year’s roster of Directors Guild of America TV awards nominees. Donald Glover is contending for an episode in the sophomore season of “Atlanta,” which also reaped a bid for Hiro Murai. Both Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino vie for installments in the second edition of  “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” And Bill Hader is nominated for the pilot of “Barry.”

Among the TV drama helmers is Adam McKay for an episode of “Succession.” He could well be a nominee for his film “Vice” as well. He contends here against “Ozark” star Jason Bateman, long-time “Homeland” helmer Lesli Linka Glatter, Chris Long for “The Americans” series finale and Daina Reid for a second season episode of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

On the telefilm/limited series side, Barry Levinson made it a lucky 13 DGA nominations with his bid for “Paterno.” He faces off against Cary Joji Fukunaga (“Maniac”), David Leveaux and Alex Rudzinski (“Jesus Christ Superstar”), Ben Stiller (“Escape at Dannemora”) and Jean-Marc Vallee (“Sharp Objects”).

Winners will be revealed, along with those on the film front, at the 71st annual DGA Awards on Feb. 2 at the Beverly Hilton. Last year director Judd Apatow stepping out from behind the camera to host.

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Comedy Series
Donald Glover – “Atlanta”
Episode: “FUBU”

Bill Hader – “Barry”
Episode: Chapter One: Make Your Mark”

Hiro Murai – “Atlanta”
Episode: “Teddy Perkins”

Daniel Palladino – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Episode: “We’re Going to the Catskills!”

Amy Sherman-Palladino – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Episode: “All Alone”

Drama Series
Jason Bateman – “Ozark”
Episode: “Reparations”

Lesli Linka Glatter – “Homeland”
Episode: “Paean to the People”

Chris Long – “The Americans”
Episode: “START”

Adam McKay – “Succession”
Episode: “Celebration”

Daina Reid – “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Episode: “Holly”

TV Movie or Limited Series
Cary Joji Fukunaga – “Maniac”

David Leveaux (directed by) and Alex Rudzinski (live television directed by) – “Jesus Christ Superstar”

Barry Levinson – “Paterno”

Ben Stiller – “Escape at Dannemora”

Jean-Marc Vallee – “Sharp Objects”

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming
Paul G. Casey –  “Real Time with Bill Maher”
Episode: “#1633”

Sacha Baron Cohen, Nathan Fielder, Daniel Gray Longino, and Dan Mazer – “Who Is America?”
Episode:”Episode 102″

Jim Hoskinson – “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Don Roy King – “SNL”
Episode: “Adam Driver: Kanye West”

Paul Pennolino – “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
Episode: “Episode 502 Italian Election”

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials
Louis J. Horvitz – “The 60th Grammy Awards”

Tim Mancinelli and Glenn Clements – “The Late, Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2018”

Beth McCarthy-Miller – “Bill Maher: Live from Oklahoma”

Marcus Raboy – “Steve Martin & Martin Short’s An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life”

Glenn Weiss – “The 72nd Annual Tony Awards”

Reality Programs
Neil P. DeGroot – “Better Late Than Never”
Episode: “How Do You Say Roots in German?”

Eytan Keller – “Iron Chef Gauntlet”
Episode: “Episode 201”

Patrick McManus – “American Ninja Warrior”
Episode: “Miami City Quarterfinals”

Russell Norman – “The Final Table”
Episode: “Japan”

Bertram van Munster – “The Amazing Race”
Episode: “It’s Just a Million Dollars, No Pressure”

Steve Ayson – “Getting Ready,” Dollar Shave Club

Fredrik Bond – “Harmony,” Virgin

Martin de Thurah – “Final Breath,” Audi RS 5 Coupe

Spike Jonze – “Welcome Home,” Apple Homepod

David Shane – “Alien,” Babbel

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