Sunday, July 22, 2007

AFT Awards: Best Directing in a Comedy Series

This is the fifteenth category of the 1st Annual AFT Television Awards to be announced. Episodes listed represent the best in comedy series direction this past year. Nominees are listed in alphabetical order by series.

Best Directing in a Comedy Series

ENTOURAGE, "I Wanna Be Sedated" (Directed by Julian Farino)
"Entourage" is a particularly well-directed show episode to episode, and this particular half-hour was one of the best of the season.

THE OFFICE, "Beach Games" (Directed by Harold Ramis)
Another brilliant cast is brought together so well in the best comedic episode this entire season.

THE OFFICE, "Branch Closing" (Directed by Tucker Gates)
Several simultaneous storylines are managed together very well here in this fantastic episode.

THE OFFICE, "The Job" (Directed by Ken Kwapis)
This season finale is a great example of a comedic episode, and bonus points for the insertion of a subtle Lorne Micheals cameo.

SCRUBS, "My Musical" (Directed by Will Mackenzie)
It takes a lot of work to block a musical episode like this, and the director succeeds with flying colors.

And the winner is...
THE OFFICE, "Beach Games"

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