Actress Jodie Foster has scored her first two nominations for the Directors Guild of America (Dga) Awards after receiving recognition for her work behind the camera on House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black.

The Silence of the Lambs star directed a House of Cards episode, titled Chapter 22, last year (14), while she also took charge of the Thirsty Bird instalment for the female prison show's latest season.

Now the two shows have earned Foster nods in both the drama and comedy categories at the upcoming Dga Awards, making her the only nominee this year to garner attention two separate fields.

In the shortlist for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series, Foster will face competition from True Detective's Cary Joji Fukunaga, Game of Thrones' Alex Graves, and Dan Attias and Lesli Linka Glatter, who both scored mentions for separate Homeland episodes.

Meanwhile, the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series also features Gail Mancuso (Modern Family), Louis C.K. (Louie), Mike Judge (Silicon Valley) and Transparent's Jill Soloway, who picked up a Golden Globe Award for Best Tv Series, Comedy or Musical on Sunday (11Jan15).

The movies for television and miniseries category will be a fight between Ryan Murphy (The Normal Heart), Lisa Cholodenko (Olive Kitteridge), Rob Ashford (Peter Pan Live!), Uli Edel (Houdini) and Michael Wilson (The Trip to Bountiful), and Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) and Dan Krauss (The Kill Team) are among those up for the Documentary prize.

The Tv and documentary nominees were announced on Wednesday (14Jan15), a day after the directors of Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and American Sniper were unveiled as the contenders for the Dga's Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film honour.

The winners will be revealed at a ceremony in Los Angeles on 7 February (15). Glee star Jane Lynch will host for the second consecutive year.