Entries in Directors Guild of America Awards (2)


Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore Earn Directors Guild Awards Nod

ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Aniston is getting some love this awards season -- not for her acting, but for her directing skills.

Aniston on Tuesday received a Directors Guild of America Awards nomination for her work on the Lifetime anthology Five, which focused on the impact of breast cancer on people's lives.  She shares the nomination in the TV movie/miniseries category with her Five co-directors, including Demi Moore and singer Alicia Keys.

The nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in a comedy series are ABC's Modern Family, NBC's 30 Rock and HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm.  The drama series category features Showtime's Homeland, AMC's Breaking Bad and The Killing, HBO's Game of Thrones and DirecTV/NBC's Friday Night Lights.

The film nominees were announced on Monday.

Kelsey Grammer will host the 64th Annual DGA Awards in Beverly Hills on Jan. 28.

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Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen Snag Directors Guild Award Nods

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(LOS ANGELES) -- Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen earned nominations Monday for the top prize at the upcoming Directors Guild of America Awards.

Scorsese received a nod for Hugo, and Allen is in the running for his work on Midnight in Paris.  The other nominees are David Fincher, for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Alexander Payne, for The Descendants; and Michel Hazanavicius, for The Artist.

Absent from the list is Steven Spielberg; he most recently directed The Adventures of Tintin and likely Oscar contender War Horse.

The DGA award for outstanding directorial achievement in a feature film is considered to be a reliable predictor of who will win the Academy Award for best director.  Only six times since the DGA Awards began in 1948 has its feature film winner not gone on to win the best-director Oscar later in the year.

The TV nominees will be announced on Tuesday.  The 64th Annual DGA Awards, hosted by Kelsey Grammer, will be held in Beverly Hills on Jan. 28.

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