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'Game of Thrones,' 'Stranger Things' among Director's Guild TV nominations

'Game of Thrones,' 'Stranger Things' among Director's Guild TV nominations
Kit Harington stars as Jon Snow in the Season 7 finale of "Game of Thrones." Jeremy Podeswa was nominated for a DGA Award for his work on the episode. (HBO)

Hollywood's marathon awards season continued to churn along Wednesday morning with the announcement of TV and documentary contenders for the Directors Guild of America's DGA Awards.

Contenders mirror many of the shows nominated for the Emmys and last weekend's Golden Globes. Episodes directed by the Duffer Brothers for "Stranger Things" were recognized in the dramatic category as well as "The Handmaid's Tale" (Reed Morano) and three from the blockbuster "Game of Thrones (Jeremy Podeswa, Matt Shakman and Alan Taylor).

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The comedy field includes two nominations for "Master of None" (Aziz Ansari and Melina Matsoukas), Mike Judge for "Silicon Valley," "Veep's" Beth McCarthy-Miller and recent Golden Globe winner "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amy Sherman-Palladino).

The TV movie and miniseries category also includes Barry Levinson for "The Wizard of Lies," Scott Frank for "Godless," Kyra Sedgwick for the Lifetime movie "Story of a Girl," Jean-Marc Vallée for Golden Globes winner "Big Little Lies" and George C. Wolfe for "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."

In the documentary category, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick were nominated for "The Vietnam War," along with Errol Morris for "Wormwood," Steve James for "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail," Matthew Heineman for "City of Ghosts" and Bryan Fogel for "Icarus."

The full list of nominations is available on the DGA's website. The 70th awards presentation is scheduled for Feb. 3 at the Beverly Hilton.

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