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The DGA nominations really dug last year's Game Of Thrones

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The seventh season of HBO’s fantasy epic Game Of Thrones might have garnered a slightly lukewarm reception from critics, but it seems to have left Hollywood’s professional directors much more suitably impressed. The Directors Guild Of American released the nominations for its annual awards ceremony today, and the people of Westeros snagged not just one, but three nods in this year’s slate of drama picks.

Per Variety, GoT, and, more specifically, directors Jeremy Podeswa, Matt Shakman, and Alan Taylor, were nominated for three episodes: “The Spoils Of War,” “Beyond The Wall,” and the season finale, “The Dragon And The Wolf.” Meanwhile, Jon Snow et al. will face competition from The Handmaid’s Tale and Stranger Things, which snagged nominations for their season premiere and finale, respectively.


Over in comedy, Amy Sherman-Palladino might follow her Golden Globes win for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with a DGA statue, as well; she’ll be going up against Master Of None, Veep, and Silicon Valley in the comedy category. Other nominees this year include Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Dave Chappelle’s The Age Of Spin, and Real Time With Bill Maher. You can see the full list of nominees over at Variety.

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