‘Mad Men,’ ’30 Rock’ top DGA noms

Guild announces TV Award nominations

“Mad Men,” “30 Rock” and director Paris Barclay each scored double TV nominations from the DGA, while David Fincher received a commercials nom along with his feature mention for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

The Directors Guild of America, which announced TV, documentary and commercial nominees Friday, will hand out its kudos Jan. 31 at the 61st annual DGA Awards dinner at the Century Plaza Hotel.

Ballots will be sent to the DGA’s 14,000 members.

Fincher received his second DGA nomination in two days with a mention in the commercials category for helming ads last year for Nike, Apple and the Stand up to Cancer campaign. He won the category in 2003.

“Mad Men” helmers took two nominations in the dramatic series category: Alan Taylor for “The Mountain King” episode and Matthew Weiner for “Mediations in an Emergency.” Other noms went to Barclay for the “Alex — Week Eight” episode of “In Treatment”; Jack Bender for “The Constant” episode of “Lost”; and Dan Attias for the “Transitions” segment of “The Wire.”

Barclay also scored a comedy series mention for “The Three Coolers” seg of “Weeds.” Nominations for “30 Rock” went to Beth McCarthy-Miller for “The Reunion Episode No. 304” and Don Scardino for “Do Over.” Other comedy series noms went to Julian Farino for the “Tree Trippers” seg of “Entourage” and Paul Feig for the “Dinner Party” episode of “The Office.”

Nominees in the TV movie and miniseries category are Bob Balaban for “Bernard and Doris”; Tom Hooper for “ John Adams”; Kenny Leon for “A Raisin in the Sun”; Jay Roach for “Recount”; and Mikael Salomon for “The Andromeda Strain.”

The DGA’s documentary film noms went to Gonzalo Arijon for “Stranded: I’ve Come From a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains”; Elizabeth Farnsworth and Patricio Lanfranco for “The Judge and the General”; Ari Folman for “Waltz With Bashir”; Peter Gilbert and Steve James for “At the Death House Door”; and James Marsh for “ Man on Wire.”

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