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[01/11/07 - 09:28 PM]
Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television: Dramatic Series Night, Comedy Series, Musical Variety, Reality Programs, Daytime Serials and Children's Programs
The winners of all six categories will be announced at the 59th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 3, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

[via press release from DGA]

Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television: Dramatic Series Night, Comedy Series, Musical Variety, Reality Programs, Daytime Serials and Children's Programs (January 11, 2007)

LOS ANGELES, CA: Directors Guild of America President Michael Apted today announced the DGA�s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for 2006 in the television categories of Dramatic Series Night, Comedy Series, Musical Variety, Reality Programs, Daytime Serials and Children�s Programs. The winners of all six categories will be announced at the 59th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 3, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

�The director's role in creating compelling television has never been greater, and will continue to grow in importance as TV gets more competitive and audiences more demanding,� said Apted. �The nominees for the DGA Television Awards are the vanguard of this movement, setting ever-higher standards of quality and taking on the challenge to deliver excellence in all genres week after week.�

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series Night for 2006 are (in alphabetical order):

JON CASSAR

24 � �7:00am � 8:00am�

FOX

Unit Production Manager: Michael Klick First Assistant Director: Nicole Burke Second Assistant Director: Mark Rabinowitz Second Second Assistant Directors: Rebecca Gaither, Scott Remick

This is Mr. Cassar�s second nomination. He was nominated for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series Night in 2003 for 24 (�7:00 am-8:00 am�).

PETER HORTON

Grey�s Anatomy �It�s the End of the World (As We Know It)�

ABC

Unit Production Manager: Carla Corwin First Assistant Director: Chris Hayden Second Assistant Director: Shawn Hanley Second Second Assistant Director: Laura Petticord Additional Second Second Assistant Director: Daniella Eisman DGA Trainee: Kate Boyle

This is Mr. Horton�s second DGA Award nomination. He was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series Night in 2005 for Grey�s Anatomy (�A Hard Day�s Night�).

DAVID NUTTER

The Sopranos �Join the Club�

HBO

Unit Production Manager: Henry Bronchtein First Assistant Director: Mark McGann Second Assistant Director: Noreen Cheleden Second Second Assistant Director: Matt Gordon DGA Trainee: Marcy Patterson

This is Mr. Nutter�s first DGA Award nomination.

THOMAS SCHLAMME

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip �Pilot�

NBC

Unit Production Manager: Suzanne Geiger First Assistant Director: William Connor Second Assistant Director: Kristen Ploucha Second Second Assistant Director: Paul Schmitz Additional Second Second Director: John Nolan

This is Mr. Schlamme�s eighth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series Night in 2000 for The West Wing (�Noel�), and the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series in 1999 for Sports Night (�Small Town�) and in 1998 for Sports Night (Pilot). He was nominated for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series Night in 2001 for The West Wing (�Two Cathedrals�) and in 1999 for The West Wing (Pilot). He was nominated for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 1997 for Tracey Takes On (�Tracey Takes On � 1976�) and in 1996 for Tracey Takes On (�Tracey Takes On � Romance�).

TIM VAN PATTEN

The Sopranos �Members Only�

HBO

Unit Production Manager: Scott Hornbacher First Assistant Director: Jeff Bernstein Second Assistant Director: Nancy Herrmann Second Second Assistant Director: Matt Gordon DGA Trainee: Marcy Patterson

This is Mr. Van Patten�s fifth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series in 2004 for Sex and the City (�An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux�) and in 2003 for Sex and the City (�Boy Interrupted�). He was nominated for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series Night in 2004 for The Sopranos (�Long Term Parking�) and in 2002 for The Sopranos (�Whoever Did This�).

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2006 are (in alphabetical order):

ADAM BERNSTEIN

30 Rock �Pilot�

NBC

Unit Production Manager: Neri Tannenbaum First Assistant Director: Stephen Lee Davis Second Assistant Director: Betsy Jo Friedman-Palmieri Second Second Assistant Director: Jane Chase Wells

This is Mr. Bernstein�s first DGA Award nomination.

JULIAN FARINO

Entourage �One Day in the Valley�

HBO

Unit Production Manager: Isaac Wayne Carmona First Assistant Director: Gary Goldman Second Assistant Director: Susan Hellman Second Second Assistant Director: Vernon Davidson

This is Mr. Farino�s second DGA Award nomination. He was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series in 2005 for Entourage (�Exodus�)

SEITH MANN

Grey�s Anatomy �Name Of The Game�

ABC

Unit Production Manager: Carla Corwin First Assistant Director: Annette Sutera Second Assistant Director: Shawn Hanley Second Second Assistant Director: Laura Petticord Additional Second Second Assistant Director: Daniella Eisman

This is Mr. Mann�s first DGA Award nomination.

ARLENE SANFORD

Boston Legal �Breast in Show�

ABC

Unit Production Manager: Janet Knutsen First Assistant Director: Carol Vitkay Second Assistant Director: Leo Bauer Second Second Assistant Director: Alicia Lewis Additional Second Second Assistant Director: Nancy Townsend

This is Ms. Sanford�s second DGA Award nomination. She was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in 2004 for Desperate Housewives (�Pretty Little Picture�).

RICHARD SHEPARD

Ugly Betty �Pilot�

ABC

Unit Production Manager: Margot Lulick First Assistant Director: Christopher Surgent Second Assistant Director: Takahide Kawakami Second Second Assistant Director: Patrick McDonald DGA Trainee: Jennifer Wilkins

This is Mr. Shepard�s first DGA Award nomination.

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety for 2006 are (in alphabetical order):

BRUCE GOWERS

American Idol: Season 5 Finale: Episode #534/535

FOX

Associate Directors: Laura Lyons, Gregg M. Gelfand Stage Manager: Debbie Williams, Robert L. Sellers Jr., Spencer Emmons, Harve K. Levine

This is Mr. Gowers� third DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 2004 for Genius: A Night for Ray Charles, and was nominated in this category in 1997 for The Fleetwood Mac Reunion Special.

DON ROY KING

Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin Hosts

NBC

Associate Directors: Bob Caminiti, Stefani Cohen, Mark Jankeloff Stage Managers: Gena Rose Rositano, Christopher Joseph Kelly

This is Mr. King�s first DGA Award nomination.

ROB MARSHALL

Tony Bennett: An American Classic

NBC

Associate Director: Yudi Bennett Stage Managers: Barbara J. Roche, Lee Grant and Murray Siegel

This is Mr. Marshall�s third DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in 2002 for Chicago. He was also nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 1999 for Annie.

CHUCK O'NEIL

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Comedy Central

Associate Director: Paul A.J. Pennolino Stage Manager: Craig L. Spinney

This is Mr. O�Neil�s fourth DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 2003, 2004 and 2005, all for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

GLENN P. WEISS

The 60th Annual Tony Awards

CBS

Associate Directors: Gregg M. Gelfand, Robin Mishkin-Abrams Stage Managers: Garry W. Hood, Peter H. Epstein, Andrew Feigin, Lynn M. Finkel, Douglas M. Fogel, Jeffry S. Gitter, Arthur E. Lewis, Ricky Kirshner, Cyndi Owgang, Jeffrey L. Pearl, Rose Riggins, Lauren Schneider

This is Mr. Weiss� fourth DGA Award nomination. He was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 2005 for The 59th Annual Tony Awards, in 2002 for The 56th Annual Tony Awards, and in 2001 for The 55th Annual Tony Awards.

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs for 2006 are (in alphabetical order):

BOBBIE BIRLEFFI

Texas Ranch House - �The Good, the Bad and the Colonel" Episode #2"

PBS

This is Ms. Birleffi�s first DGA Award nomination.

TONY SACCO

Treasure Hunters � �Episode #101�

NBC

Segment Director: Craig Spirko Associate Director: Javier Winnik

This is Mr. Sacco�s first DGA Award nomination.

J. RUPERT THOMPSON

Fear Factor � �Military Fear Factor, Season Finale�

NBC

Stage Manager: John Stewart

This is Mr. Thompson�s second 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�).

BERTRAM VAN MUNSTER

The Amazing Race � �Episode #1002�

CBS

Segment Director: Michael Noval

This is Mr. Van Munster�s second DGA Award nomination. He was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs in 2005 for The Amazing Race �Episode #805�.

TIM WARREN

Pros vs. Joes

Spike

Associate Director: Neil P. DeGroot Stage Manager: Peter Lawrence Dress

This is Mr. Warren�s first DGA Award nomination.

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for 2006 are (in alphabetical order):

JILL MITWELL

One Life To Live � Episode #9779

ABC

Associate Directors: Teresa Anne Cicala, Paul Glass Stage Managers: Richard A. Manfredi, Alan P. Needleman Production Associate: Natalie Price

This is Ms. Mitwell�s seventh DGA Award nomination in this category. She won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for One Life to Live �Episode #8295� in 2000 and �Episode #6356� in 1993. She was nominated for One Life to Live �Episode #8691� in 2002, �Episode #8012� in 1999, �Episode #7761� in 1998, and �Episode #7285� in 1996.

WILLIAM LUDEL

General Hospital � Episode #11177

ABC

Associate Directors: Ron Cates, Christine Magarian, Penny Pengra, Peter Fillmore Stage Managers: Craig McManus, Crystal Craft, Michelle Azenzer Production Associates: Lisa Kaseff, Denise Van Cleave, Christine Cooper

This is Mr. Ludel�s fourth DGA Award nomination in this category. He won for General Hospital �Episode #9801� in 2001 and �Episode #8248� in 1995, and was nominated for �Episode #7922� in 1994.

LARRY CARPENTER

One Life to Live � Episode #9686

ABC

Associate Directors: Mary Ryan, Tracy Casper Lang Stage Managers: Richard A. Manfredi, Alan P. Needleman Production Associates: Allison Samon, Anthony Wilkinson

This is Mr. Carpenter�s fourth DGA Award nomination in this category. He won for One Life to Live �Episode #8849� in 2003 and was nominated for that series for �Episode #9385� in 2005 and �Episode #8655� in 2002.

SCOTT MCKINSEY

General Hospital � Episode #11178

ABC

Associate Directors: Ron Cates, Christine Magarian, Penny Pengra Stage Managers: Craig McManus, Crystal Craft Production Associates: Lisa Kaseff, Denise Van Cleave, Christine Cooper

This is Mr. McKinsey�s fifth DGA Award nomination in this category. He won for Port Charles, �Episode #1433� in 2002, and for General Hospital, �Episode #8883� in 1997. He was nominated for General Hospital �Episode #8492� in 1996 and �Episode #8233� in 1995.

CASEY CHILDS

All My Children � Episode #9297

ABC

Associate Director: Shirley Simmons, Barbara Simmons, Anthony Pascarelli Stage Manager: Penny Bergman, Rusty Swope, Fritz Brekeller, Brendan Higgins Production Associate: Jennifer Minda, Marika Brancato

This is Mr. Childs� second DGA Award nomination in this category. He was nominated for All My Children �Episode #7919� in 2000

ELLEN WHEELER

Guiding Light � Episode #14832

CBS

Associate Directors: Charles Grayauskie, Ilene Frankel, Tracey Bryggman, Andrea Rich Stage Managers: Adam Reist, Kristin Doherty, Joseph Willmore Production Associates: Elana Slott, Kelly Jobmann

This is Ms. Wheeler�s second DGA Award nomination in this category. She was nominated for Guiding Light �Episode #14696� in 2005

BRIAN MERTES

Guiding Light � Episode #14905

CBS

Associate Directors: Charles Grayauskie, Ilene Frankel, Tracey Bryggman, Andrea Rich Stage Managers: Adam Reist, Kristin Doherty, Joseph Willmore Production Associates: Elana Slott, Kelly Jobmann

This is Mr. Mertes� third DGA Award nomination in this category. He was nominated for Guiding Light �Episode #14322� in 2004, and �Episode #11563� in 1993.

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children�s Programs for 2006 are (in alphabetical order):

JOYCE CHOPRA

Molly: An American Girl on the Homefront

Disney

This is Ms. Chopra�s first DGA Award nomination.

SEAN McNAMARA

Cutting Edge II

ABC Family

Unit Production Manager: David Grace First Assistant Director: John Scherer Second Assistant Director: Aaron Penn

This is Mr. McNamara�s fourth DGA Award nomination. He was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children�s Programs in 2003 for The Even Stevens Movie, in 2001 for Even Stevens (�Very Scary Story�), and in 2000 for Even Stevens (�Easy Way�).

KENNY ORTEGA

High School Musical

Disney Channel

Unit Production Manager: Donald R. Schain First Assistant Directors: Matias Alvarez Second Assistant Director: Tobijah Tyler

This is Mr. Ortega�s first DGA Award nomination.

FRED SAVAGE

Phil of the Future �Not So Great Great Great Grandpa�

Disney Channel

Unit Production Manager: Bob Mora First Assistant Director: Eddie Ziv, Glenn Steelman Second Assistant Director: Lincoln Myers

This is Mr. Savage�s first DGA Award nomination.

RON UNDERWOOD

The Year Without a Santa Claus

NBC

Unit Production Manager: Robert Wilson First Assistant Director: Frank Capra III Second Assistant Director: Jason Altieri

This is Mr. Underwood�s first DGA Award nomination.





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· 24 (FOX)
· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)
· CUTTING EDGE 2, THE: GOING FOR THE GOLD (ABC FAMILY)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· ENTOURAGE (HBO)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· PROS VS. JOES (SPIKE TV)
· SEX AND THE CITY (HBO)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)
· SPORTS NIGHT (ABC)
· STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP (NBC)
· TREASURE HUNTERS (NBC)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)
· WEST WING, THE (NBC)
· YEAR WITHOUT SANTA CLAUS, THE (NBC)











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