Grand Slam! Amy Schumer Adds to Her Awards Season Haul with DGA Directing Nod for 'Inside Amy Schumer'

Amy Schumer earned a nod for co-directing the 12 Angry Men episode of her hit Comedy Central show

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The verdict is in: Amy Schumer‘s awards-season domination continues!

On Wednesday, the Directors Guild of America announced that the comedian picked up a nomination for co-directing the memorable “12 Angry Men” episode of her Comedy Central hit, Inside Amy Schumer. The nod marks an awards-season streak that has now seen Schumer nab nominations for her acting, writing and directing.

Schumer, 34, was nominated alongside Ryan McFaul in the outstanding directorial achievement in variety/talk/news/sports category – regularly scheduled programming – for the black-and-white homage to the famous play and film. (Unlike the original, however, the dozen men are arguing about whether Schumer is hot enough to appear on TV.)

“Thanks for the nomination for directing DGA! #12angrymeninsideamyschumer” she captioned a photo of her with the actors in the episode, who include Paul Giamatti, Jeff Goldblum, John Hawkes and Vincent Kartheiser.

Schumer’s pal Chris Rock also nabbed a DGA nomination for variety/talk/news/sports – specials – for directing her HBO special, Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, and the comedian promptly congratulated him on social media.

Wednesday’s news caps off an impressive start to 2016 for the comedian, whose hit comedy Trainwreck was nominated as best motion picture, musical or comedy, at Sunday’s Golden Globes. Schumer also earned a best actress in a musical or comedy nomination for her starring role, but lost out to pal Jennifer Lawrence.

The pair join five directors who picked up nominations for best feature film. That list includes Alejandro G. Iñérritu for The Revenant, Tom McCarthy for Spotlight, Adam McKay for The Big Short, George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road and Ridley Scott for The Martian.

Last week, the star also picked up a Writers Guild of America nod for best original screenplay for the autobiographical comedy.

In September, the star also picked up an Emmy for best variety sketch series, and dedicated the award to her sister, Kim Caramele. (Schumer may make a bid for the awards-show circuit next year as well, as she just finished writing a screenplay with Caramele and Lawrence.)

Schumer’s good fortune has also translated into her personal life, with the star recently revealing she’s in a relationship with Chicago-based furniture designer Ben Hanisch.

“We’re in love and it’s really exciting,” she told PEOPLE on the Golden Globes red carpet Wednesday.

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