HBO Sweeps DGA Awards in Scripted Series Categories

'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep,' 'The Night Of' were big winners
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HBO dominated the scripted series portion of Saturday’s Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards with a clean sweep in the best drama, best comedy and mini-series categories.

The network’s Game Of Thrones scored its second straight DGA Award in the dramatic series category while Julia Louise-Dreyfus-starrer Veep repeated in the outstanding directorial achievement in a comedy series category, according to the organization. HBO's The Night Of won the DGA Award in the Movies For Television and Mini-Series category. 

Amazon won a DGA Award in the Children’s Programs category with its An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win original movie, while ESPN’s OJ: Made In America was the top choice for Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Documentary.

DGA Awards winners in the major television categories are as follows:

Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Dramatic Series

Miquel Sapochnik – Game Of Thrones – (HBO)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Comedy Series

Becky Martin – Veep  -- (HBO)

Movies For Television and Mini-Series

Steven Zaillian – The Night Of – (HBO)

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

Don Roy King – Saturday Night Live – (NBC)

Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

Glenn Weiss – The 70th Annual Tony Awards – (CBS)

Reality Programs

J. Rupert Thompson – American Grit – (Fox)

Children’s Programs

Tina Mabry -- An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win – (Amazon)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Documentary

Ezra Edleman -- OJ: Made In America – (ESPN)