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Directors Guild Announces 2014 Television Nominees

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Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul in 'Breaking Bad' (Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC)

Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay proudly announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials today saying that we’ve surpassed the Golden Age and have now entered the Platinum Age of television. “These nominees in eight categories are rare in their beauty, and unlikely to tarnish over time. I’m proud to congratulate all the nominees for exceptional work,” said Barclay.
 
The winners will be revealed at the 66th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on January 25, 2014 hosted by Jane Lynch.
 
Movies for Television and Mini-Series
 
STEPHEN FREARS
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
(HBO)
Mr. Frears’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Scott Ferguson, Erica Kay
First Assistant Director: Michael Steele
Second Assistant Director: Nancy Herrmann
Second Second Assistant Director: Ellen Parnett
 
This is Mr. Frears’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for Fail Safe in 2000 and for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for The Queen in 2006.
 
DAVID MAMET
Phil Spector
(HBO)
Mr. Mamet’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Lee R. Mayes
First Assistant Director: Michael Hausman
Second Assistant Director: Erica Fishman
Second Second Assistant Director: Catherine Feeny
Additional Second Second Assistant Director: Eddie Griffith
 
This is Mr. Mamet’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
BETH McCARTHY-MILLER (Directed By)
ROB ASHFORD (Theatrical Direction By)
The Sound of Music Live!
(NBC)
Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Stefani Cohen, Susan Kopensky
Stage Managers: Lynn Finkel, Howard Kolins, Jeff Markowitz, Jeffrey L. Pearl, Annette Powlis, Elise Reaves, Lauren Class Schneider, Karen Tasch Weiss, Tom Ucciferri
 
This is Ms. McCarthy-Miller’s tenth DGA Award nomination. She is also nominated this year for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for the “Hogcock!/Last Lunch” episode of 30 Rock. She was previously nominated in the Comedy Series category for 30 Rock episodes “Live from Studio 6H” in 2012, “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 that category for Saturday Night Live episodes “Christopher Walken & The Foo Fighters” in 2003 and the 25th Anniversary episode in 1999.
 
This is Mr. Ashford’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
NELSON McCORMICK
Killing Kennedy
(National Geographic Channel)
Mr. McCormick’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Larry Rapaport
First Assistant Director: Michael “Jocco” Phillips
Second Assistant Director: Ruben Flores Rios
Second Second Assistant Director: Caroline Stephenson
 
This is Mr. McCormick’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
STEVEN SODERBERGH
Behind the Candelabra
(HBO)
Mr. Soderbergh’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Michael Polaire
First Assistant Director: Gregory Jacobs
Second Assistant Director: Jody Spilkoman
Second Second Assistant Director: Lynn Struiksma
 
This is Mr. Soderbergh’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Erin Brockovich and Traffic, both in 2000.
 
Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series
 
BRYAN CRANSTON
Breaking Bad, “Blood Money”
(AMC)
Mr. Cranston’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Stewart A. Lyons
Assistant Unit Production Manager: James Paul Hapsas
First Assistant Director: Nina Jack
Second Assistant Director: Louis Lanni
Second Second Assistant Director: Anna Ramey
Additional Second Assistant Director: Marcia Woske
 
This is Mr. Cranston’s third DGA Award nomination. He is also nominated in the Comedy Series category this year for Modern Family’s “The Old Man & The Tree” episode. He was previously nominated for the “Election Day” episode of Modern Family last year.
 
DAVID FINCHER
House of Cards, “Chapter 1”
(Netflix)
Mr. Fincher’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: John Melfi, Karyn McCarthy
Assistant Unit Production Manager: Don Hug
First Assistant Director: H. H. Cooper
Second Assistant Director: Dale Pierce Nelson
Second Second Assistant Director: Jennifer Roberts
 
This is Mr. Fincher’s sixth DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated three times for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), The Social Network (2010), and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for Speed Chain (Nike), Gamebreakers (Nikegridiron.com), and Beauty for Sale (Xelebri Phones) in 2003 and was nominated in that category again in 2008.
 
VINCE GILLIGAN
Breaking Bad, “Felina”
(AMC)
Mr. Gilligan’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Stewart A. Lyons
Assistant Unit Production Manager: James Paul Hapsas
First Assistant Director: Nina Jack
Second Assistant Directors: Anna Ramey, Louis Lanni
Second Second Assistant Director: Joann Connolly
Additional Second Assistant Director: Marcia Woske
 
This is Mr. Gilligan’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for the “Face Off” episode of Breaking Bad in 2011.
 
LESLI LINKA GLATTER
Homeland, “The Star”
(Showtime)
Ms. Glatter’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Pavlina Hatoupis, J. David Brightbill
First Assistant Directors: Sunday Stevens, Susan Walter
Second Assistant Director: Kim Kennedy
 
This is Ms. Glatter’s fourth DGA Award nomination. She won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series in 2009 for the “Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency” episode of Mad Men and was also nominated in this category for “Episode 32006” of Twin Peaks in 1990 and for the “Q & A” episode of Homeland in 2012.
 
DAVID NUTTER
Game of Thrones, “The Rains of Castamere”
(HBO)
 
This is Mr. Nutter’s fifth DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2006 for the “Join the Club” episode of The Sopranos; in the Comedy Series category for Entourage episodes “The Resurrection” (2007) and “Lose Yourself” (2010); and in the Movies for Television and Mini-Series category for The Pacific “Basilone” in 2010.
 
Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series
 
MARK CENDROWSKI
The Big Bang Theory, “The Hofstadter Insufficiency”
(CBS)
Mr. Cendrowski’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Jay O’Connell
First Assistant Director: Anthony Rich
Second Assistant Director: Nicole Lorre
 
This is Mr. Cendrowski’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for “The Date Night Variable” episode of The Big Bang Theory in 2012.
 
BRYAN CRANSTON
Modern Family, “The Old Man & The Tree”
(ABC)
Mr. Cranston’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Sally Young
First Assistant Director: Jim Hensz
Second Assistant Director: Helena Lamb
 
This is Mr. Cranston’s third DGA Award nomination. He is also nominated in the Dramatic Series category this year for the “Blood Money” episode of Breaking Bad. He was previously nominated for the “Election Day” episode of Modern Family last year.
 
GAIL MANCUSO
Modern Family, “My Hero”
(ABC)
Ms. Mancuso’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Sally Young
First Assistant Director: Alisa Statman
Second Assistant Director: Helena Lamb
 
This is Ms. Mancuso’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
BETH McCARTHY-MILLER
30 Rock, “Hogcock!/Last Lunch”
(NBC)
Ms. McCarthy-Miller’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Diana Schmidt
First Assistant Director: Stephen Lee Davis
Second Assistant Director: Vanessa Hoffman
Assistant UPM: Bill Sell
 
This is Ms. McCarthy-Miller’s tenth DGA Award nomination. She is also nominated this year, together with Rob Ashford, in the Movies for Television and Mini-Series category for The Sound of Music Live! She was previously nominated in this category for 30 Rock episodes “Live from Studio 6H” in 2012, “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 that category for Saturday Night Live episodes “Christopher Walken & The Foo Fighters” in 2003 and the 25th Anniversary episode in 1999.
 
ANTHONY RICH
The Big Bang Theory, “The Love Spell Potential”
(CBS)
Mr. Rich’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Kelly-Anne Lee
First Assistant Director: Chris Klausen
Second Assistant Director: Nicole Lorre
 
This is Mr. Rich’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming
 
DAVE DIOMEDI
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, “#799”
(NBC)
Mr. Diomedi’s Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Mark Jankeloff, Maureen Smith
Stage Managers: Nicka Tolmasoff, Mike Kilkenny
 
This is Mr. Diomedi’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
ANDY FISHER
Jimmy Kimmel Live, “#13-1810”
(ABC)
Mr. Fisher’s Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Kathleen Fortine, Jeri-Ann Wong, David Craig
Stage Managers: Alec Potter, Josh Wader, Eric Rhoden, Doug Smith, David Wader
 
This is Mr. Fisher’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
JIM HOSKINSON
The Colbert Report, “#10004”
(Comedy Central)
Mr. Hoskinson’s Directorial Team:
Associate Director: Yvonne Demare
Stage Manager: Mark McKenna
 
This is Mr. Hoskinson’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in 2007 for “Episode #3052” of The Colbert Report.
 
DON ROY KING
Saturday Night Live, “Saturday Night Live with Host Justin Timberlake”
(NBC)
Mr. King’s Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Michael Mancini, Michael Poole, Matt Yonks, Bob Caminiti
Stage Managers: Gena Rositano, Chris Kelly
 
This is Mr. King’s seventh DGA Award Nomination. He was previously nominated for Saturday Night Live episodes in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
 
CHUCK O’NEIL
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, “#19018”
(Comedy Central)
Mr. O’Neil’s Directorial Team:
Associate Director: Paul A.J. Pennolino
Stage Manager: Craig Spinney
 
This is Mr. O’Neil’s tenth DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in 2010 for Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear and in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012, all for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
 
Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials
 
LOUIS C.K.
Louis C.K.: Oh My God
(HBO)
Mr. C.K.’s Directorial Team:
Associate Director/ Stage Manager: M. Blair Breard
 
This is Mr. C.K.’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series last year for the “New Year’s Eve” episode of Louie.
 
JOEL GALLEN
2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
(HBO)
Mr. Gallen’s Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Robin Mishkin Abrams, Julie Gelfand
Stage Managers: Garry Hood, John Esposito, Jennifer Marquet, Vince Poxon, Rob Sellers, Doug Smith, Ari Woog
 
This is Mr. Gallen’s third DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 2001 for America: A Tribute to Heroes (co-directed with Beth McCarthy-Miller) and was again nominated in 2009 for 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert.
 
LOUIS J. HORVITZ
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards
(CBS)
Mr. Horvitz’s Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Christine C. Bradley, Ron Andreassen, Kelly Hernacki, Booey Kober, Sara Niimi
Stage Managers: Garry Hood, Doug Smith, Denny Barry, Dave Cove, John Esposito, Valdez Flagg, Roy Friedland, Chris Hines, Alissa Levisohn, Roxanne Lozano, Jennifer Marquet, Dency Nelson, Ron Paul, Vince Poxon, Tammy Raab, Eric Rhoden, Rob Sellers, Jr., Murray Siegel, Jacqueline Stathis, Tshaka Stewart, Cheryl Teetzel-Moore, David Wader, Ari Woog
 
This is Mr. Horvitz’s seventeenth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 1997 for The Kennedy Center Honors. He received his first nomination in 1985 for Live Aid Concert. He was also nominated for The Kennedy Center Honors in 1993, 2001, 2009 and 2011. He was nominated in 1995 for Sinatra: 80 Years My Way; and also received DGA Awards nominations for The 70th, 71st, 72nd, 74th, 75th, 76th, 77th, 79th and 80th Annual Academy Awards.
 
DON MISCHER
The 85th Annual Academy Awards
(ABC)
Mr. Mischer’s Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Jim Tanker, Tim Kettle, Lori Margules, Jennifer Mischer, Michael Polito
Stage Managers: Gary Natoli, Rita Cossette, Dave Cove, John Esposito, Valdez Flagg, Chris Hines, Alissa Levisohn, Arthur Lewis, Roxanne Lozano, Dency Nelson, Ron Paul, Vince Poxon, Tammy Raab, Jason Seligman, Doug Smith, David Wader, Debbie Williams
 
This is Mr. Mischer’s eighteenth DGA Award nomination. He has won the DGA Award ten times: in 1978, 1979 and 1980 for The Kennedy Center Honors, in 1982 for Shirley MacLaine – Illusions, in 1983 for Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, in 1984 for Baryshnikov by Tharp with American Ballet Theatre (co-directed with Twyla Tharp), in 1985 for Motown Returns to the Apollo, in 1989 for Gregory Hines: Tap Dance in America, in 1996 for Opening Ceremonies: Atlanta Olympic Games and in 2009 for We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. He was also nominated in 1979 for The Third Barry Manilow Special, in 1980 for Goldie and Liza Together, in 1982 for The Kennedy Center Honors, in 1987 for Made in the USA with Mikhail Baryshnikov, in 2001 for Barbra Streisand “Timeless” (co-directed with Barbra Streisand), in 2011 for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards and in 2012 for the 84th Annual Academy Awards.
 
GLENN WEISS
The 67th Annual Tony Awards
(CBS)
Mr. Weiss’s Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Robin Abrams, Stefani Cohen, Ricky Kirshner
Stage Managers: Garry Hood, Phyllis Digilio-Kent, Peter Epstein, Andrew Feigin, Lynn Finkel, Doug Fogel, Jeffry Gitter, Arthur Lewis, Jeffrey M. Markowitz, Joey Meade, Seth Mellman, Tony Mirante, Cyndi Owgang, Jeff Pearl, Elise Reaves, Lauren Class Schneider
 
This is Mr. Weiss’s tenth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2012 for the 61st, 64th, 65th and 66th Annual Tony Awards. He was previously nominated in the same category in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008 for the 55th, 56th, 59th, 60th, and 62nd Annual Tony Awards.
 
Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs
 
MATTHEW BARTLEY
The Biggest Loser, “1501”
(NBC)
Mr. Bartley’s Directorial Team:
Associate Director: Andy Nelson
Stage Managers: Dan Shepard, Tammy Oller
 
This is Mr. Bartley’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
NEIL P. DeGROOT
72 Hours, “The Lost Coast”
(TNT)
 
This is Mr. DeGroot’s second DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs in 2011 for “Episode 1115” of The Biggest Loser.
 
PAUL STARKMAN
Top Chef, “Glacial Gourmand”
(Bravo)
Mr. Starkman’s Directorial Team:
First Assistant Director: Paul Hogan
Second Assistant Director: Belinda Bernardo
 
This is Mr. Starkman’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
J. RUPERT THOMPSON
The Hero, “Teamwork”
(TNT)
Mr. Thompson’s Directorial Team:
Associate Director: Tommy Kuk
Stage Managers: Mo Motlagh, Bryan Boardley, Carlos Reza

This is Mr. Thompson’s sixth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs in 2005 for Fear Factor – “Heist Fear Factor, Season 6 Premiere.” He was previously nominated in this category in 2012 for the “Amphibious Assault” episode of Stars Earn Stripes, in 2011 for the “Scorpion Tales” episode of Fear Factor 2.0, in 2008 for the “102, That Sinking Feeling” episode of Estate of Panic, and in 2006 for the “Military Fear Factor, Season Finale” episode of Fear Factor.
 
BERTRAM van MUNSTER
The Amazing Race, “Beards in the Wind”
(CBS)
Mr. van Munster’s Directorial Team:
Associate Director: Dan Coffie
 
This is Mr. van Munster’s eighth DGA Award nomination and all for his direction of The Amazing Race. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs in 2007 for The Amazing Race, “Episode #1110,” and was previously nominated in 2005 for “Episode #805,” in 2006 for “Episode #102,” in 2008 for “Episode #1303,” in 2009 for the episode “Don’t Let A Cheese Hit Me,” in 2010 for the episode “I Think We’re Fighting the Germans, Right?” and in 2011 for the episode “You Don’t Get Paid Unless You Win?”
 
Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs
 
STEPHEN HEREK
Jinxed
(Nickelodeon)
Mr. Herek’s Directorial Team:
First Assistant Director: Shea Rowan
 
This is Mr. Herek’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
JEFFREY HORNADAY
Teen Beach Movie
(Disney Channel)
Mr. Hornaday’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Carlos Anibal Vazquez
First Assistant Director: Jose Gilberto Molinari-Rosaly
Second Assistant Director: Colleen Comer
 
This is Mr. Hornaday’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2011 for Geek Charming.
 
JONATHAN JUDGE
Swindle
(Nickelodeon)
Mr. Judge’s Directorial Team:
First Assistant Director: Shea Rowan
 
This is Mr. Judge’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category last year for Camp Fred.
 
AMY SCHATZ
An Apology to Elephants
(HBO)
 
This is Ms. Schatz’s eighth DGA Award nomination. She won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs four times for A Child’s Garden of Poetry in 2011, Classical Baby (I’m Grown Up Now) “The Poetry Show” in 2008, ‘Twas the Night in 2001 and Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepy Time Tales in 1999. She was also nominated an additional three times in this category for Don’t Divorce Me! Kids’ Rules for Parents on Divorce in 2012, Hard Times for an American Girl: The Great Depression in 2009 and Through a Child’s Eyes: September 11, 2001 in 2002.
 
ADAM WEISSMAN
A.N.T. Farm, “influANTces”
(Disney Channel)
Mr. Weissman’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Vic Kaplan
First Assistant Director: Greg Zekowski
Second Assistant Director: Susie Balaban
Associate Director: Sam Orender
 
This is Mr. Weissman’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
Directorial Achievement in Commercials
 
FREDRIK BOND
MJZ/Sonny
Voyage, Heineken – Wieden + Kennedy, Amsterdam
From The Future, Johnny Walker – BBH London
 
This is Mr. Bond’s sixth DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2012, 2011, 2008, 2007 and 2004.
 
JOHN X. CAREY
Tool/Paranoid
Real Beauty Sketches, Dove – Ogilvy & Mather/Sao Paulo
First Assistant Director: Michael Jordan
Second Assistant Director: Jason Halley
 
This is Mr. Carey’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
NOAM MURRO
Biscuit Filmworks
Basketball, Guinness – BBDO NY
First Assistant Director: Craig A. Pinckes
Second Assistant Director: Patrick Cunningham
 
Kids, DIRECTV – Grey NY
Unit Production Manager: James Powell Veal
First Assistant Director: Michael David Salven
Second Assistant Director: Robert E. Kay
Second Second Assistant Directors: Erv E. Gentry, Matt Wilson Ross
 
Mask, Volkswagen – Deutsch LA
Unit Production Manager: James Powell Veal
First Assistant Director: Craig A. Pinckes
Second Assistant Director: Patrick Cunningham
 
This is Mr. Murro’s seventh DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials in 2004 for Carry (Adidas), Glen (Starbucks), and Toy Boat (eBay) and again in 2011 for Handlebar Moustache (Heineken Premium Light), Hot House (DirecTV), Pinata (Volkswagen Tiguan) and Is It Real? (EA Battlefield 3). He was also nominated in this category in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007.
 
MARTIN de THURAH
Epoch Films
The Man Who Couldn’t Slow Down, Hennessy VS – Droga5
First Assistant Director: Shawn Thomas
 
Human Race, Acura MDX 2014 – Mullen
First Assistant Director: Jey Wada
Second Assistant Director: Dillon Neaman
Second Second Assistant Director: Erin Stern
 
This is Mr. de Thurah’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
MATTHIJS van HEIJNINGEN
MJZ
Perfect Day, Sony Playstation – BBH NY
First Assistant Director: William Booker
 
#Forty Eight, Verizon – McGarry Borren
First Assistant Director: David Dean
Second Assistant Director: Carl Jackson
Second Second Assistant Director: Yvonne Wang
 
This is Mr. van Heijningen’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
Source: Directors Guild
 
-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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