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'Mad Men' leads DGA television nominations

January 8, 2010 | 11:26 am

MadMen3Story AMC’s “Mad Men” dominated the Directors Guild of America Award nominations for nighttime dramatic series, earning three, the guild announced this morning.

Jennifer Getziner was nominated for “The Gypsy and the Hobo” installment; Lesli Linka Glatter earned her nomination for the “Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency” installment of the period drama, and creator Matthew Weiner received his nomination for directing the “Shut the Door, Have a Seat” episode.

Rounding out the category are Paris Barclay for “Gina: Week 4” of “In Treatment” and Jack Bender for “The Incident, Parts 1 & 2” of “Lost.” Barclay was also nominated in the comedy series category for the “Wheels” installment of “Glee.”

Joining Barclay in the comedy series category are Larry Charles for “The Table Read” episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm”; Ryan Murphy for the pilot of “Glee”; Jeff Schaffer for the “Seinfeld” installment of “Curb Your Enthusiasm”; and Jason Winer for the pilot of “Modern Family.”

Nominees in the movies for television/miniseries category are Bob Balaban for “Georgia O’Keeffe”; Thomas Carter for “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story”; John Kent Harrison for “The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler”; Ross Katz for “Taking Chance”; and Michael Sucsy for “Grey Gardens."

Musical variety nominees are Joel Gallen for “The 25th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert”; Roger Goodman for the “81st Annual Academy Awards”; Louis Horvitz for “The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts”; Don Roy King for “Saturday Night Live with host Justin Timberlake”; and Don Mischer for “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial.”

The winners will be announced at the 62nd Directors Guild Awards dinner Jan. 30 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

For a complete list of TV nominees go to

-- Susan King

Photo: January Jones, left, and Jon Hamm in "Mad Men." Credit: AMC