"When TV actors go behind the camera, they're not doing it to win an Emmy," writes Thomas J. McLean in the kickoff piece to the Variety Road to the Emmys: The Director section, and he has the stats to back it up. No actors have been nommed for a directing Emmy since 2001. Still, that leaves other rewards for such moonlighting directors as Jon Hamm (above).
Elsewhere in the section:
-- A selection of TV directors talk about their experiences in trying to build their careers.
-- How reality-competition directors and documentary directors make for strange bedfellows in the Emmy category that throws them together.
-- Interviews with top minis-and-movies helmers about how they overcame the greatest challenges in their Emmy-contending projects.