DGA Nominations for TV, Documentaries

The complete list of nominations:

DRAMATIC SERIES

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for 2014 are (in alphabetical order):

DAN ATTIAS

Homeland, “13 Hours in Islamabad”

(Showtime)

Mr. Attias’s Directorial Team:

·         Unit Production Managers: Angela Phillips, Michael Klick

·         First Assistant Director: Nick Heckstall Smith

·         Second Assistant Director: Wendy Bledsoe

This is Mr. Attias’s fourth DGA Award nomination. He previously won in this category in 2008 for The Wire, “Transitions.” He was also nominated in 2002 for Six Feet Under, “Back to the Garden” and in 1999 for The Sopranos, “46 Long.”

JODIE FOSTER

House of Cards, “Chapter 22″

(Netflix)

Ms. Foster’s Directorial Team:

·         Unit Production Manager: Boris Malden

·         First Assistant Director: Christo Morse

·         Second Assistant Director: Annie Tan

·         Second Second Assistant Director: Tim Blockburger

 

Ms. Foster was nominated twice this year and these are her first DGA Award nominations. She is also nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for Orange is the New Black, “Thirsty Bird.”

CARY JOJI FUKUNAGA

True Detective, “Who Goes There”

(HBO)

 

Mr. Fukunaga’s Directorial Team:

·         Unit Production Manager: Carol Cuddy

·         First Assistant Director: Jon Mallard

·         Second Assistant Director: Scott August

·         Second Second Assistant Director: Cali Pomés

·         Additional Second Assistant Director: Nathan Parker

·         Location Manager: Batou Chandler

 

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

LESLI LINKA GLATTER

Homeland, “From A to B and Back Again”

(Showtime)

 

Ms. Glatter’s Directorial Team:

·         Unit Production Managers: Angela Phillips, Michael Klick

·         First Assistant Director: Nick Heckstall Smith

·         Second Assistant Director: Wendy Bledsoe

 

This is Ms. Glatter’s fifth DGA Award nomination. She previously won in this category in 2009 for Mad Men, “Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency.” She was also nominated in 2013 and 2012 for Homeland episodes “The Star” and “Q & A,” as well as in 1990 for Twin Peaks, “Episode 32006.”

ALEX GRAVES

Game of Thrones, “The Children”

(HBO)

This is Mr. Graves’s second DGA Award nomination. He previously was nominated in this category in 2002 for The West Wing, “Posse Comitatus.”

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COMEDY SERIES

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2014 are (in alphabetical order):

LOUIS C.K.

Louie, “Elevator: Part 6″

(FX)

Mr. C.K.’s Directorial Team:

·         Unit Production Manager: M. Blair Breard

·         First Assistant Director: Adam Escott

·         Second Assistant Director: Nick Vanderpool

·         Location Manager: Jeff Caron

This is Mr. C.K.’s third DGA Award nomination. He previously was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials in 2013 for Louis C.K.: Oh My God and for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series in 2012 for the “New Year’s Eve” episode of Louie.

JODIE FOSTER

Orange is the New Black, “Thirsty Bird”

(Netflix)

Ms. Foster’s Directorial Team:

·         Unit Production Managers: David Price, Neri Kyle Tannenbaum

·         First Assistant Director: Robert C. Albertell

·         Second Assistant Director: Joseph Turner

·         Second Second Assistant Director: Emily Evashevski

·         Location Manager: Lauri Pitkus

Ms. Foster was nominated twice this year and these are her first DGA Award nominations. She is also nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for House of Cards, “Chapter 22.”

MIKE JUDGE

Silicon Valley, “Minimum Viable Product”

(HBO)

Mr. Judge’s Directorial Team:

·         Unit Production Manager: Chrisann Verges

·         First Assistant Director: Nicholas Mastandrea

·         Second Assistant Director: Yumiko Takeya

·         Second Second Assistant Directors: Heidi Hinzman, Jessica Faires

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

GAIL MANCUSO

Modern Family, “Vegas”

(ABC)

Ms. Mancuso’s Directorial Team:

·         Unit Production Manager: Sally Young

·         First Assistant Director: Alisa Statman

·         Second Assistant Director: Helena Lamb

·         Second Second Assistant Director: Matthew W. Heffernan

This is Ms. Mancuso’s second DGA Award nomination. She was nominated in this same category last year for the “My Hero” episode of Modern Family.

JILL SOLOWAY

Transparent, “Best New Girl”

(Amazon Prime)

Ms. Soloway’s Directorial Team:

·         Unit Production Manager: Victor Hsu

·         First Assistant Director: Bill Purple

·         Second Assistant Director: Allan Monteiro Fortes

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

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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 2014 are (in alphabetical order):

ROB ASHFORD (Directed by)

GLENN WEISS (Live Television Direction By)

Peter Pan Live!

(NBC)

Directorial Team:

·         Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Susan Kopensky

·         Key Stage Manager: Lynn Finkel

·         Stage Managers: Peter Epstein, Jeffry Gitter, Andrew Gottlieb, Isiah James, Jeff Markowitz, Bill Miller, Cyndi Owgang, Jeffrey L. Pearl, Annette Powlis, Elise Reaves, Lauren Class Schneider, Tom Ucciferri, Karen Tasch Weiss

This is Mr. Ashford’s second DGA Award nomination. He was nominated in this category last year, together with Beth McCarthy-Miller, for The Sound of Music Live!

This is Mr. Weiss’s twelfth DGA Award nomination. He is also nominated this year for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for The 68th Annual Tony Awards. He previously won the DGA Award in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 for the 61st, 64th, 65th, 66th and 67th Annual Tony Awards. He was also nominated in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008 for the 55th, 56th, 59th, 60th and 62nd Annual Tony Awards.

LISA CHOLODENKO

Olive Kitteridge

(HBO)

Ms. Cholodenko’s Directorial Team:

·         Unit Production Manager: David Coatsworth

·         First Assistant Director: Jesse Nye

·         Second Assistant Director: Mark Constance

·         Second Second Assistant Director: Elizabeth MacSwan

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

ULI EDEL

Houdini

(History Channel)

This is Mr. Edel’s second DGA Award nomination. He previously was nominated in this category in 1996 for Rasputin.

RYAN MURPHY

The Normal Heart

(HBO)

Mr. Murphy’s Directorial Team:

·         Unit Production Managers: Scott Ferguson, Erica Kay

·         First Assistant Director: Leo Bauer

·         Second Assistant Directors: Becky Chin, Amy Lauritsen

·         Second Second Assistant Directors: Heather Verbeke, Josh Muzaffer, Travis Rehwaldt, Brian Papworth

·         Location Manager: Kip Davis Myers

This is Mr. Murphy’s third DGA Award nomination. He previously was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series in 2009 for the Glee pilot and in 2010 for “The Power of Madonna” episode.

MICHAEL WILSON

The Trip to Bountiful

(Lifetime)

Mr. Wilson’s Directorial Team:

·         Unit Production Manager: Dominic Cancilla

·         First Assistant Director: Bobby Bastarache

·         Second Assistant Director: Rhonda Guthrie

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

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VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming for 2014 are (in alphabetical order):

PAUL G. CASEY

Real Time With Bill Maher, “#1226″

(HBO)

Mr. Casey’s Directorial Team:

·         Associate Director: Stacy Talbot

·         Stage Managers: Patrick Whitney, David Fox

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

DAVE DIOMEDI

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, “Episode #1″

(NBC)

Mr. Diomedi’s Directorial Team:

·         Associate Director: Maureen Smith

·         Stage Managers: Nicka Tolmasoff, Mike Kilkenny

This is Mr. Diomedi’s second DGA Award nomination. He was nominated in this category last year for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, “#799.”

JIM HOSKINSON

The Colbert Report, “#11040″

(Comedy Central)

Mr. Hoskinson’s Directorial Team:

·         Associate Director: Yvonne DeMare

·         Key Stage Manager: Mark McKenna

·         Stage Managers: Jeff Leib, Susan Schroer, Phyllis Digilio

This is Mr. Hoskinson’s third DGA Award nomination. He previously was nominated in 2013 and 2007 for The Colbert Report episodes “10004” and “3052.”

DON ROY KING

Saturday Night Live, “Host Jim Carrey/Musical Guest Iggy Azalea”

(NBC)

Mr. King’s Directorial Team:

·         Associate Directors: Michael Mancini, Michael Poole, Bob Caminiti

·         Stage Managers: Gena Rositano, Chris Kelly

This is Mr. King’s eighth DGA Award nomination. He won in this category last year for “Saturday Night Live with Host Justin Timberlake” and was also nominated for Saturday Night Live episodes in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

CHUCK O’NEIL

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, “Open‑Carrying to the Midterms”

(Comedy Central)

Mr. O’Neil’s Directorial Team:

·         Associate Director: Paul A.J. Pennolino

·         Stage Manager: Craig Spinney

This is Mr. O’Neil’s eleventh DGA Award nomination. He previously was nominated in 2010 for Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear and in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013, all for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS – SPECIALS

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for 2014 are (in alphabetical order):

HAMISH HAMILTON

The 86th Annual Academy Awards

(ABC)

Mr. Hamilton’s Directorial Team:

·         Associate Directors: Hayley Collett, Sandra R. Considine, Tim Kettle, Lori Margules, Michael Polito

·         Stage Managers: Gary Natoli, John Esposito, Valdez Flagg, Chris Hines, Alissa Levisohn Hoyo, Arthur Lewis, Roxanne Lozano, Ron Paul, Vince Poxon, Tammy Raab, Jason Seligman, Doug Smith, Jackie Stathis, Cheryl Teetzel Moore, David Wader, Debbie Williams, Ari Woog

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

LOUIS J. HORVITZ

The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

(CBS)

Mr. Horvitz’s Directorial Team:

·         Associate Directors: Jim Tanker, Michael Polito, Richard A. Preuss, Lisa R. Anderson

·         Stage Managers: Garry Hood, Phyllis Digilio, Andrew Feigin, Doug Fogel, Arthur Lewis, Joseph McCarthy, Tammy Raab, Doug Smith

This is Mr. Horvitz’s eighteenth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 1997 for The Kennedy Center Honors. He was also nominated for The Kennedy Center Honors in 1993, 2001, 2009 and 2011. Last year he was nominated for The 55th Annual Grammy Awards and was previously nominated for The 70th, 71st, 72nd, 74th, 75th, 76th, 77th, 79th and 80th Annual Academy Awards, along with Sinatra: 80 Years My Way in 1995 and Live Aid Concert in 1985.

DES McANUFF

Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays

(HBO)

Mr. McAnuff’s Directorial Team:

·         Associate Director: Sandra Restrepo Considine

·         Stage Managers: Andrea Naier, Matt Campbell

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

RICH RUSSO

Super Bowl XLVIII

(FOX)

Mr. Russo’s Directorial Team:

·         Associate Directors: Jacob Jolivette, Rich Gross

·         Stage Manager: Dominic Tringali

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

GLENN WEISS

The 68th 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, Cyndi Owgang, Jeff Pearl, Annette Powlis, Elise Reaves, Lauren Class Schneider

This is Mr. Weiss’s twelfth DGA Award nomination. He is also nominated this year for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series, together with Rob Ashford, for Peter Pan Live! He previously won the DGA Award in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 for the 61st, 64th, 65th, 66th and 67th Annual Tony Awards. He was also nominated in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008 for the 55th, 56th, 59th, 60th, and 62nd Annual Tony Awards.

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