Directors Guild of America Awards TV nominations announced



The Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in television and commercials for the annual DGA Awards Wednesday.

The 65th annual DGA Awards will be held Feb. 2 in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Kelsey Grammer will host the event for a second consecutive year.

MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series for 2012 are (in alphabetical order):

GREG BERLANTI
Political Animals, “Pilot”
(USA Network)
Mr. Berlanti’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Suzanne Geiger
· First Assistant Director: Richard Coad
· Second Assistant Director: Katie Carroll
· Second Second Assistant Director: Brad Robinson

This is Mr. Berlanti’s first DGA Award nomination.

PHILIP KAUFMAN
Hemingway & Gellhorn
(HBO)

Mr. Kaufman’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Trish Hofmann
· Assistant Unit Production Manager: Frank Simeone
· First Assistant Director: Mike Topoozian
· Second Assistant Director: Michael A. McCue
· Second Second Assistant Director: Cindy A. Taylor

This is Mr. Kaufman’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for The Right Stuff in 1983.

KEVIN REYNOLDS
Hatfields & McCoys
(HISTORY CHANNEL)

Mr. Reynolds’ Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Lucia Maghiar
· First Assistant Director: Christopher Landry
· Second Assistant Director: Maria Nita
· Second Second Assistant Director: Madalina Bugeanu
This is Mr. Reynolds’ first DGA Award nomination.

JAY ROACH
Game Change
(HBO)

Mr. Roach’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Mary Kane
· First Assistant Director: Josh King
· Second Assistant Director: Emily McGovern
· Second Second Assistant Director: Brian F. Relyea

This is Mr. Roach’s second DGA Award nomination. He previously won the DGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series for Recount in 2008.

MICHAEL RYMER
American Horror Story: Asylum, “Dark Cousin”
(FX)

Mr. Rymer’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Chip Vucelich
· First Assistant Director: Ron Rapiel
· Second Assistant Director: Francesco Tignini
· Additional Second Assistant Director: Jason Z. Kemp
· Second Second Assistant Director: Jeremy Reisig

This is Mr. Rymer’s first DGA Award nomination.

DRAMATIC SERIES

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for 2012 are (in alphabetical order):

MICHAEL CUESTA
Homeland, “The Choice”
(SHOWTIME)

Mr. Cuesta’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: J. David Brightbill
· First Assistant Director: Ken Collins
· Second Assistant Director: Kim Kennedy

This is Mr. Cuesta’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for the “Pilot” episode of Homeland in 2011.

JENNIFER GETZINGER
Mad Men, “A Little Kiss”
(AMC)

Ms. Getzinger’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Michele Greco
· First Assistant Director: Adam Ben Frank
· Second Assistant Director: Jessica Lowrey
· Second Second Assistant Director: Erik J. Carpenter

This is Ms. Getzinger’s third DGA Award nomination. She was previously nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series in 2009 for her Mad Men episode “The Gypsy and the Hobo” and again in 2010 for her Mad Men episode “The Suitcase.”

LESLI LINKA GLATTER
Homeland, “Q & A”
(SHOWTIME)

Ms. Glatter’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: J. David Brightbill
· First Assistant Director: Louis J. Guerra
· Second Assistant Director: Kim Kennedy

This is Ms. Glatter’s third DGA Award nomination. She won for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series in 2009 for the “Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency” episode of Mad Men and was nominated in 1990 for “Episode 32006” of Twin Peaks.

RIAN JOHNSON
Breaking Bad, “Fifty-One”
(AMC)

Mr. Johnson’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Stewart A. Lyons
· Assistant Unit Production Manager: James Paul Hapsas
· First Assistant Director: Ben Scissors
· Second Assistant Director: Louis Lanni
· Second Second Assistant Director: Anna Ramey
· Additional Second Assistant Director: Joann Connolly

This is Mr. Johnson’s first DGA Award nomination.

GREG MOTTOLA
The Newsroom, “We Just Decided To”
(HBO)

Mr. Mottola’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Leanne Moore
· First Assistant Director: Kenneth B. Roth
· Second Assistant Director: Zach Hunt
· Second Second Assistant Director: Steve Dudycha

This is Mr. Mottola’s first DGA Award nomination.

COMEDY SERIES

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2012 are (in alphabetical order):

LOUIS C.K.
Louie, “New Year’s Eve”
(FX)
Mr. C.K.’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Managers: M. Blair Breard, Tony Hernandez
· First Assistant Director: Adam Escott
· Second Assistant Director: Nicholas Vanderpool
This is Mr. C.K.’s first DGA Award nomination.

MARK CENDROWSKI
The Big Bang Theory, “The Date Night Variable”
(CBS)
Mr. Cendrowski’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Kelly-Anne Lee
· First Assistant Director: Anthony Rich
· Second Assistant Director: Chris Klausen
· Second Second Assistant Director: Nikki Lorre
· Associate Director: Gay Linvill

This is Mr. Cendrowski’s first DGA Award nomination.

BRYAN CRANSTON
Modern Family, “Election Day”
(ABC)
Mr. Cranston’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Sally Young
· First Assistant Director: Jim Hensz
· Second Assistant Director: Helena Lamb
· Second Second Assistant Director: Matthew W. Heffernan
· Additional Second Second Assistant Director: Patrick Richmond

This is Mr. Cranston’s first DGA Award nomination.

LENA DUNHAM
Girls, “Pilot”
(HBO)

Ms. Dunham’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Managers: Regina Heyman, Ilene S. Landress
· First Assistant Director: Mark McGann
· Second Assistant Director: Jason Ivey
· Second Second Assistant Director: Marcos Gonzalez Palma

This is Ms. Dunham’s first DGA Award nomination.

BETH MCCARTHY-MILLER
30 Rock, “Live from Studio 6H”
(NBC)

Ms. McCarthy-Miller’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Diana Schmidt
· First Assistant Director: James E. Sheridan
· Second Assistant Directors: Jennifer Truelove, Bill Sell
· Associate Directors: Stefani Cohen, Bob Caminiti, Michael Poole
· Stage Managers: Gena Rositano, Chris Kelly, Lynn Finkel

This is Ms. McCarthy-Miller’s eighth DGA Award nomination. She was previously nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 30 Rock episodes “Live Show” in 2010, “The Reunion Episode #304” in 2008 and “Somebody to Love” in 2007. She won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety twice, in 2001 for America: A Tribute to Heroes (co-directed with Joel Gallen) and in 2000 for the “Val Kilmer/U2” episode of Saturday Night Live. She was also twice nominated in this category for Saturday Night Live episodes “Christopher Walken & The Foo Fighters” in 2003 and the 25th Anniversary episode in 1999.

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Yesterday's DGA Post was the film nominations. The rest of the nominations including musical variety, reality and more can be found here.