The episode of ABC's 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter that dealt with the death of John Ritter's character has been nominated for a DGA award for best comedy series direction. The episode, helmed by James Widdoes, will face off against three installments of HBO's Sex and the City and one episode of Will & Grace. On the drama side, Six Feet Under took three of the five nominations. The two other slots went to 24 and The West Wing. Winners will be announced Feb. 7.