Directors Guild of America Awards TV nominations delayed due to ballot error

Jill Soloway

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) unveiled its limited series categories for the 72nd DGA Awards on Monday after a ballot error delayed the series nominations until later this week.

FX show Fosse/Verdon led the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series category with three nominations for directors Jessica Yu, Minkie Spiro, and Thomas Kail. They'll go up against Chernobyl director Johan Renck, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie director Vince Gilligan, and Ava DuVernay, director of When They See Us, for the prize.

While nominations for Reality Programs, Commercials, Documentaries and Variety/Talk/News/Sports - Regularly Scheduled Programming have been announced, the shortlists for Comedy Series, Dramatic Series and Variety/Talk/News/Sports - Specials categories will now be announced on Friday.

The move comes after it was last week revealed that Jill Soloway - who previously won a DGA for her work on Transparent - had the Amazon comedy's chances of landing one final nod hampered by an internal error which omitted the show from the nominations ballot.

"We regret to inform you that the following entry was inadvertently omitted from the Comedy Series ballot: #165a. Transparent Musicale Finale, Jill Soloway," DGA officials wrote in an email to members, offering those who wish to recast their vote in this category to do so following a link.

The Directors Guild of America Awards takes place 25 January at The Ritz-Carlton in Los Angeles, California.


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