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DGA sets telepic nominees

Org list includes 'Elvis,' 'Blues,' 'Springs'

The Directors Guild of America loaded up its TV movie directing noms with biopics, selecting three along with a pair of dramas in its selections.

HBO dominated the nominations with three of the five — Joseph Sargent for “Warm Springs,” Fred Schepisi for “Empire Falls” and George C. Wolfe for “Lackawanna Blues.” The other mentions went to Darnell Martin for ABC’s “Oprah Winfrey Presents: Their Eyes Were Watching God” and James Sadwith for CBS’ “Elvis.”

Four of the nominees are first-timers. This is Sargent’s eighth DGA nomination; he won last year for “Something the Lord Made” and in 1973 for “The Marcus Nelson Murders.”

The winner will be announced at the 58th annual DGA Awards Dinner Jan. 28 at the Century Plaza Hotel.

“The work of these five directors underscores the power and impact of an art form that, for over four decades, has been a cultural touchstone connecting viewing audiences across the nation,” said DGA president Michael Apted. “Each one of these films is a valuable addition to the rich history of directorial excellence found in movies for television.”

DGA also announced it has set its 2007 awards for Feb. 3 at the Century Plaza.

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