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)
J. Rupert Thompson – American Grit – (Fox)
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)