Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

Homeland, Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Newsroom will fight it out for the top drama series prize at the 2013 Directors Guild of America Awards.

Homeland scores double mentions in Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series for Michael Cuesta's The Choice episode and Lesli Linka Glatter's Q&A.

They will be competing against Jennifer Getzinger (Mad Men's A Little Kiss), Rian Johnson (Breaking Bad's Fifty-One) and Greg Mottola (The Newsroom's We Just Decided To).

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston lands his own nomination as a director in the Comedy Series category after taking charge of an installment of Modern Family - he will go head-to-head with Louis C.K. (Louie), Mark Cendrowski (The Big Bang Theory), Beth McCarthy-Miller (30 Rock) and Girls creator and actress Lena Dunham.

Nominees in the Movies for Television and Mini-Series shortlist include Kevin Reynolds for Kevin Costner's Hatfields and McCoys, Jay Roach (Game Change) and Philip Kaufman (Hemingway and Gellhorn), while hit soaps Days of Our Lives (Albert Alarr), General Hospital (Larry Carpenter, William Ludel and Scott McKinsey) and One Life to Live (Jill Mitwell) have earned nods for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials.

The winners of the 65th annual DGA Awards will be unveiled at a ceremony in Hollywood on 2 February (13).

The event will also include the winner's announcement for the Outstanding Directing for film category, which features Ben Affleck (Argo), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) and Ang Lee (Life of Pi).

Those nominees were revealed on Tuesday (08Jan13).