Sunday, September 27, 2020

AFT Awards: Best Directing for a Drama Series

This is the seventeeth category of the 14th Annual AFT Television Awards, my personal choices for the best in television during the 2019-2020 season. This year, I’m including a shorter list, with just nominees and a few finalists, if applicable. Nominees are pictured in the order I’ve ranked them.

Best Directing for a Drama Series
Last year’s nominees: Episode 1 (Bodyguard), Twin Cities (Counterpart), Pilot (Doom Patrol), The Long Night (Game of Thrones), Replay (The Twilight Zone)

Emmy nominees: Aberfan (The Crown), Cri de Coeur (The Crown), Prisoners of War (Homeland), The Interview (The Morning Show), Fire Pink (Ozark), Su Casa Es Mi Casa (Ozark), Hunting (Succession), This Is Not For Tears (Succession)

Finalists: Moondust (The Crown), Bagman (Better Call Saul), The Crash (Undone), The Hospital (Undone), Parce Domine (Westworld), Chapter Seven: The Bite (Stranger Things), Night (The Handmaid's Tale), The Cabin (This Is Us), A Seat at the Table (The Morning Show), Nepenthe (Star Trek: Picard)

The nominees:

Acting Up (Pose)
Felipe G. Usted. Almost First Mexican on the Moon. Part 1 (Perpetual Grace, LTD)
Pilot (Euphoria)
Handheld Blackjack (Undone)

The winner:

Aberfan (The Crown) powerfully conveyed the weight of a tragedy and the subsequent responsibility of those with authority to respond to it.

Next up: Best Writing for a Drama Series

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