Jill Soloway, a DGA Award winner for their work on Transparent, has had their chances of landing one final Directors Guild of America nomination for the Amazon comedy series hampered by an internal DGA error.
“We regret to inform you that the following entry was inadvertently omitted from the Comedy Series ballot: #165a. Transparent Musicale Finale, Jill Soloway,” the DGA wrote in an email to members this week, offering those who wish to recast their vote in this category to do so following a link.
The email was sent on New Year’s Eve, December 31, three days before the end of the four-week voting window (December 6-January 3). The deadline to vote for all DGA Award Television Category Nominations is tomorrow at 6 PT. Nominations are scheduled to be announced January 6.
The Transparent Musicale Finale, which aired in September, was the stand-alone movie finale of the groundbreaking series created and executive produced by Soloway. Their directing work on the show earned Soloway two previous DGA Award nominations in 2015 and 2016, and a win in 2015, as well as two Emmy Awards in 2015 and 2016.
Transparent, the first series to feature a transgender character in a leading role, won a comedy series Golden Globe in 2015. The show also broke ground in diversity by bringing in members of the LGBTQIA+ community for key roles on camera and behind the scenes.