On Monday the Directors Guild of America announced their nominees for the best helmers in film. Today, they’ve unveiled their finalists in the television category and just like in movies, there’s some stiff competition. How do you choose between “The Walking Dead” and “Boardwalk Empire?” How about “Modern Family” and “Glee?” We’re not sure but someone’s going to have to do it. Check out the full list of nominees below…

And the nominees are…

Dramatic Series

  • Jack Bender, Lost, “The End, Part 1&2″
  • Allen Coulter, Boardwalk Empire, “Paris Green”
  • Frank Darabont, The Walking Dead, “Days Gone Bye”
  • Jennifer Getzinger, Mad Men, “The Suitcase”
  • Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire, “Boardwalk Empire”

Comedy Series

  • Steve Levitan, Modern Family, “Hawaii”
  • Beth McCarthy Miller, 30 Rock, “Live Show”
  • Ryan Murphy, Glee, “The Power of Madonna”
  • David Nutter, Entourage, “Lose Yourself”
  • Michael Spiller, Modern Family, “Halloween”

Movies for Television and Mini-Series

  • Mick Jackson, Temple Grandin
  • Barry Levinson, You Don’t Know Jack
  • David Nutter and Jeremy Podeswa, The Pacific, “Basilone”
  • Jeremy Podeswa, The Pacific, “Home”
  • Tim Van Patten, The Pacific, “Okinawa

Reality Programs

  • Hisham Abed, The Hills, “Episode #601″
  • Eytan Keller, The Next Iron Chef, “Episode #301″
  • Bryan O’Donnell, Private Chefs of Beverly Hills: Challah Back
  • Brian Smith, Master Chef, “Episode #103″
  • Bertran van Munster, The Amazing Race, “I Think We’re Fighting the Germans, Right?”

Is there a doubt in anyone’s mind that “Boardwalk Empire” will walk away as the winner in the Best Drama Directing category? Seriously? We love the finale of “Lost” like everyone else but every episode of “Boardwalk” looks like a segment from Goodfellas. It has a very cinematic quality to it, which probably stems from the precedent that Martin Scorsese set with the pilot.

You can check out the rest of the nominees at the official DGA website.

Who do you think will walk away with top honors?