HBO Dominates the TV DGA Nominations, Sweeping the Drama Category — Analysis

After delaying the announcement of the group’s final three TV categories due to voting issues, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) released its last batch of nominations on Friday, with just four networks splitting the 15 eligible slots in dramatic, comedy, and variety/talk/news/sports special.Overall, it was HBO that came out ahead in the DGA Award nominations, sweeping the dramatic series category, with two nominations each for “Watchmen” (Nicole Kassell and Stephen Williams) and “Game of Thrones” (David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik), with Mark Mylod of “Succession” taking the final spot for his work on the show’s superb Season 2 finale.Were that not enough, the premium cable network nabbed two nominations in comedy, for Bill Hader’s direction on “Barry,” as well as showrunner David Mandel’s work on the “Veep” series finale.But HBO wasn’t the only corporate content provider riding high after the announcement.

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