Let's hear if for fox-force Five!
The directors of the Lifetime tearjerker, including—maybe you've heard of them—Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keys, are in the running for a Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Miniseries for their work on the five-vignette drama about cancer patients and their families.
And they, along with codirectors Penelope Spheeris and Patty Jenkins, are the only women nominated in their category. (And all of the other TV categories in the DGA Awards field are mostly populated by men, as well.)
Well, Demi, turns out 2011 wasn't all a bust!
Needless to say, these are the first award nominations for Moore, Aniston and Keys in the directing department.
Jenkins, who wrote and directed the Oscar-winning Monster, is also nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series for helming the pilot of The Killing.
She'll compete against, once again, all men for their work on Homeland, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Friday Night Lights.
Aniston won't be alone in the former TV star department, though: The Wonder Years' Fred Savage is nominated in the Comedy Series category for an episode of Modern Family he directed called "After the Fire." He'll be up against another Modern Family director, Michael Spiller, as well as fellows who captained episodes of 30 Rock and Curb Your Enthusiasm.