The DGA (Directors Guild of America) announced the nominees for it’s 73 annual award and among the nominees were Matt Shackman for ‘WandaVision’ and Jon Favreau for “The Mandalorian Episode 9: The Marshal.” Favreau was also nominated for other categories with other shows as well.
Shackman was nominated in the category of “Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series” against other directors like:
- Susanne Bier for HBO’s The Undoing
- Scott Frank for Netfilx’s The Queens Gambit
- Thomas Kail for Disney+ Hamilton
- Lynn Shelton for Hulu’s Little Fire’s Everywhere
For that category Disney has two nominations for Disney+ directors as well and one for Hulu. Personally, I don’t know if “Hamilton” really should qualify as it was a taping of a musical, but Hollywood keeps bending rules a bit for it.
Favreau has a nomination in the category of “Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series” for ‘The Mandalorian.”
Here are the other directors he’s up against:
- Jason Bateman for Netflix’s Ozark episode Wartime
- Vince Gilligan for AMC’s Better Call Saul episode Bagman
- Lesli Linka Glatter for Showtime’s Homeland episode Prisoners of War
- Julie Ann Robinson for Netflix’s Bridgerton episode Diamond of the First Water
Favreau was also nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Reality Programs for Netflix’s The Chef Show Episode Tartine
Disney+ had Directors who were nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs for:
Kabir Akhtar for High School Musical: The Musical ‑ The Series, “Opening Night”
Larissa Bills for On Pointe Episode Showtime!
The winners will be chosen by the members of the DGA guild.
The awards will take place Saturday, April 10, 2021, and according to the site, it will be a “private virtual event for DGA members.”
Congratulations to all the nominees. You can see more of the categories and nominees HERE.
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Source: Directors Guild of America (DGA)
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