2018 DGA Award TV Nominations: 'Game of Thrones' Dominates
2018 DGA Award TV Nominations: 'Game of Thrones' Dominates
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The seventh season of Game of Thrones was only seven episodes long, but it had a lasting impression on the Directors Guild of America. The DGA revealed their TV nominations for the best directorial achievements of 2017, and the HBO drama dominated the competition with three nominations.

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The three episodes of Game of Thrones will compete against the season 2 finale of Stranger Things and the premiere of The Handmaid's Tale. Thrones has won the DGA Award for the past two years in a row, though it has never had more than one episode nominated in a single year. However, since the final season of Game of Thrones won't air until 2019, that means it won't be eligible at all for next year.

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As for comedy, Veep will try to win its third DGA Award in a row, competing against Silicon Valley, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and two episodes of Master of None. All of the TV series nominees come from either HBO or streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.

And Natalie Portman should be happy because women are represented across the board. The nominated directors for The Handmaid's Tale, Veep, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, one of the Master of None episodes and Story of a Girl (directed by Kyra Sedgwick) are all women. Female directors also picked up two nominations for Variety Special (including Amy Schumer) and three of the nominations for Children's Program.

Here are all of the TV nominees for this year's DGA Awards.

DRAMA SERIES
"Beyond the Wall," Game of Thrones
"The Dragon and the Wolf," Game of Thrones
"The Spoils of War," Game of Thrones
"Offred," The Handmaid's Tale
"Chapter 9: The Gate," Stranger Things

COMEDY SERIES
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
"Thanksgiving," Master of None
"The Thief," Master of None
"Server Error," Silicon Valley
"Chicklet," Veep

TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
Big Little Lies
Godless
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Story of a Girl
The Wizard of Lies


VARIETY SERIES
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live


VARIETY SPECIAL
The 89th Annual Academy Awards
Amy Schumer: The Leather Special
Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin
Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Honoring David Letterman
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Presents Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner


REALITY SERIES
Dare to Live
Encore!
Live PD
MasterChef
Spartan: The Ultimate Team Challenge


CHILDREN'S PROGRAM
15: A Quinceanera Story: Zoey
An American Girl Story: Summer Camp, Friends for Life
Anne with an E
Just Add Magic
The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special


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