64th Annual DGA Awards Television Nominees Announced

DGA 64th Awards TV Nominees

January 10, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA: Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2011.

"The caliber of work being done on television these days is incredible, and our director nominees in each category are an indispensable element to the success of every project -- establishing and enhancing the vision and tone, eliciting outstanding performances and furthering the narrative arc through their creative choices," said Hackford.  "That they are able to create excellence regardless of obstacles like tighter schedules and in an environment in which audiences have more entertainment options to choose from -- is a true testament to the importance of directorial skill in television."

The winners will be announced at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.

 
DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
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 2011 are (in alphabetical order):


JEFF BLECKNER

Hallmark Hall of Fame, "Beyond The Blackboard"
(CBS)

Mr. Bleckner's Directorial Team:

  • Production Manager: Lester Berman
  • First Assistant Director: Anne Berger
  • Second Assistant Director: Ben Scissors
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Alex Leimone
  • Additional Second Second Assistant Director: Louis Lanni

This is Mr. Bleckner’s fifth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series for The Beach Boys: An American Family in 2000 and is a two-time nominee in this category for Do You Remember Love? (1985) and Meredith Willson's The Music Man (2003). He also won in the Dramatic Series category for Hill Street Blues - “Life in the Minors” (1983).


JON CASSAR

The Kennedys
(Reelz Channel)

This is Mr. Cassar’s third DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series in 2006 for 24 - “7:00 AM-8:00 AM" and was nominated in this category in 2003 for the episode of 24 also titled “7:00 AM-8:00 AM."


STEPHEN GYLLENHAAL

Girl Fight
(Lifetime)

This is Mr. Gyllenhaal’s second DGA Award nomination. He previously won the DGA award in this category for Paris Trout (1991).


DEMI MOORE

Five: Charlotte

JENNIFER ANISTON

Five: Mia

PENELOPE SPHEERIS

Five: Cheyanne

ALICIA KEYS

Five: Lili

PATTY JENKINS

Five: Pearl

(Lifetime)

Directorial Team for Ms. Moore, Ms. Aniston, Ms. Spheeris, Ms. Keys, Ms. Jenkins:

  • Unit Production Manager: Richard Luke Rothschild
  • First Assistant Director: Cara Giallanza
  • Second Assistant Director: Hope Garrison

This is the first DGA Award nomination for Ms. Moore, Ms. Aniston, Ms. Spheeris and Ms. Keys. Ms. Jenkins is also nominated this year in the Dramatic Series category for the “Pilot” episode of The Killing.


MICHAEL STEVENS

Thurgood
(HBO)

Mr. Steven’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Jim Tanker
  • Stage Manager: Arthur Lewis

This is Mr. Stevens’ first DGA Award nomination.


 
DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Dramatic Series

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for 2011 are (in alphabetical order):


MICHAEL CUESTA

Homeland, "Pilot"
(Showtime)

Mr. Cuesta’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Michael Klick, J. David Brightbill
  • First Assistant Directors: Ivan J. Fonseca, Louis J. Guerra
  • Second Assistant Directors: Karen E. Collins, Kim Kennedy
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Robert Tierney

This is Mr. Cuesta’s first DGA Award Nomination.


VINCE GILLIGAN

Breaking Bad, "Face Off"
(AMC)

Mr. Gilligan’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Stewart A. Lyons
  • First Assistant Director: Nina Jack
  • Second Assistant Director: Louis Lanni
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: James Paul Hapsas
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Anna Ramey, Joann Connolly

This is Mr. Gilligan’s first DGA Award Nomination.


PATTY JENKINS

The Killing, "Pilot"
(AMC)

Ms. Jenkins is also nominated this year in the Movies for Television and Mini-Series category for her segment of Five.


TIM VAN PATTEN

Game of Thrones, “Winter is Coming” (Pilot)
(HBO)

This is Mr. Van Patten's eighth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for his Sex and the City episodes "Boy Interrupted" (2003) and for "An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux" (2004). He was previously nominated in the Movies for Television and Mini-Series category in 2010 for The Pacific, "Okinawa". He is also a four-time nominee in the Dramatic Series category for his work on The Sopranos with “Whoever Did This" (2002), "Long Term Parking" (2004), “Members Only" (2006) and "Sopranos Home Movies" (2007).


MICHAEL WAXMAN

Friday Night Lights, “Always”
(NBC)

Mr. Waxman’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Nan Bernstein Freed
  • First Assistant Director: Cleta Ellington
  • Second Assistant Directors: Carla Bowen, Doug Carter
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Kayse Goodell

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


 
DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Comedy Series

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2011 are (in alphabetical order):


FRED SAVAGE

Modern Family, “After the Fire”
(ABC)

Mr. Savage’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 Mr. Savage’s fourth DGA Award nomination. He is a three-time nominee in the Children’s Programs category for Phil of the Future - "Not So Great Great Great Grandpa"(2006), for Wizards of Waverly Place - "The Crazy 10 Minute Sale" (2007) and the "Pilot" episode of Zeke & Luther (2009).


DON SCARDINO

30 Rock, “Double-Edged Sword”
(NBC)

Mr. Scardino’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Diana Schmidt
  • First Assistant Director: James E. Sheridan
  • Second Assistant Director: Jennifer Truelove

This is Mr. Scardino's fourth DGA Award Nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2008 for his “Do Over” episode of 30 Rock. He is also a two-time nominee in the Musical Variety category for Tracey Takes On New York (1993) and Tracey Takes On Vegas (1997).


MICHAEL SPILLER

Modern Family, “Express Christmas”
(ABC)

Mr. Spiller’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Sally Young
  • First Assistant Director: Jim Hensz
  • Second Assistant Director: Helena Lamb
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Matthew W. Heffernan

This is Mr. Spiller’s second DGA Award nomination. Last year he won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in this category for his “Halloween” episode of Modern Family.


DAVID STEINBERG

Curb Your Enthusiasm, “The Divorce”
(HBO)

Mr. Steinberg’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Dale Stern, Jonathan Harris, Tim Gibbons
  • Stage Managers: Jonathan Harris, Jerri Churchill, Denny Barry

This is Mr. Steinberg’s fourth DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for Seinfeld - “The Tape” in 1991, Mad About You - "The Finale, Part 2 & 3" in 1996 and for Curb Your Enthusiasm - "Mary, Joseph And Larry" in 2002.


ROBERT B. WEIDE

Curb Your Enthusiasm, “Palestinian Chicken”
(HBO)

Mr. Weide’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Dale Stern, Tim Gibbons
  • Stage Managers: Jonathan Harris, Jerri Churchill, Dana Jackson

This is Mr. Weide’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for Curb Your Enthusiasm - “The Carpool Lane” in 2004.


 
DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Musical Variety

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety for 2011 are (in alphabetical order):


LOUIS J. HORVITZ

The Kennedy Center Honors
(CBS)

Mr. Horvitz’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Jim Tanker, Michael Polito, Richard A. Preuss
  • Stage Managers: Garry Hood, Andrew Feigin, Doug Fogel, Arthur Lewis, Dency Nelson, Tammy Raab, Doug Smith

This is Mr. Horvitz's 16th DGA Award nomination, all in this category. 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 and 2009. He was nominated in 1995 for Sinatra: 80 Years My Way; and also received DGA Award nominations for The 70th, 71st, 72nd, 74th, 75th, 76th, 77th, 79th and 80th Annual Academy Awards.


DON ROY KING

Saturday Night Live With Host Justin Timberlake
(NBC)

Mr. King’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Bob Caminiti, Stefani Cohen, Michael Poole
  • Stage Managers: Gena Rositano, Chris Kelly

This is Mr. King's fifth DGA Award Nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for the Alec Baldwin episode of Saturday Night Live in 2006, for the Justin Timberlake episode of Saturday Night Live in 2009, for the Betty White episode of Saturday Night Live in 2010 and again for Saturday Night Live in 2008.


DON MISCHER

83rd Annual Academy Awards
(ABC)

Mr. Mischer’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Jim Tanker, Lori Margules, Jennifer Mischer, Michael Polito, Richard A. Preuss, Leslie Wilson
  • Stage Managers: Gary Natoli, Josh Berger, Rita Cossette, Dave Cove, John Esposito, Valdez Flagg, Alissa Levisohn, Arthur Lewis, Dency Nelson, Ron Paul, Vince Poxon, Tammy Raab, Jason Seligman, Doug Smith, David Wader

This is Mr. Mischer's 16th 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, and in 2001 for Barbra Streisand "Timeless" (co-directed with Barbra Streisand).


CHUCK O’NEIL

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Episode #16070
(Comedy Central)

Mr. O’Neil’s Directorial Team:

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

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


GLENN WEISS

65th Annual Tony Awards
(CBS)

Mr. Weiss’ Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Robin Abrams, Debra Gelman, Ricky Kirshner
  • Stage Managers: Garry Hood, Peter Epstein, Andrew Feigin, Lynn Finkel, Doug Fogel, Jeffry Gitter, Phyllis Digilio-Kent, Arthur Lewis, Jeff Markowitz, Joey Meade, Tony Mirante, Cyndi Owgang, Jeff Pearl, Elise Reaves, Lauren Class Schneider, Annette Powlis

This is Mr. Weiss' eighth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 2007 and 2010 for the 61st and 64th Annual Tony Awards. He was previously nominated in this category in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008, all for the 55th, 56th, 59th, 60th, and 62nd Annual Tony Awards.


 
DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Reality Programs

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs for 2011 are (in alphabetical order):


NEIL P. DEGROOT

Biggest Loser, "Episode #1115"
(NBC)

Mr. DeGroot’s Directorial Team

  • Associate Director: Andy Nelson

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


EYTAN KELLER

The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, “Episode #401”
(Food Network)

Mr. Keller’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Tom Borgnine
  • Stage Manager: Patrick Cunningham
  • Segment Director: Stephen Kroopnick

This is Mr. Keller's third DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs in 2010 for episode “301” of The Next Iron Chef, and was previously nominated in this same category in 2009 for episode "201" of The Next Iron Chef.


BRIAN SMITH

Master Chef, “Episode #201”
(FOX)

Mr. Smith’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Anna Moulaison-Moore

This is Mr. Smith’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this same category in 2010 for episode "103" of Master Chef.


J. RUPERT THOMPSON

Fear Factor 2.0, “Scorpion Tales”
(NBC)

Mr. Thompson’s Directorial Team:

  • Stage Managers: Thomas Kuk, Alexa Sheehan

This is Mr. Thompson's fourth 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.” (The award was a tie with Tony Croll who won for Three Wishes – “Episode #1, Pilot.”)  He was previously nominated in this category in 2008 for Estate of Panic – “102, That Sinking Feeling,” and in 2006 for Fear Factor – “Military Fear Factor, Season Finale.”


BERTRAM VAN MUNSTER

The Amazing Race, “You Don’t Get Paid Unless You Win?”
(CBS)

Mr. van Munster’s Directorial Team:

  • Segment Director: Evan Weinstein
  • Associate Director: Dan Coffie

This is Mr. van Munster's seventh 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” and in 2010 for the episode “I Think We're Fighting the Germans, Right?”


 
DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Daytime Serials

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for 2011 are (in alphabetical order):


LARRY CARPENTER

One Life to Live, “Erika's 40th”
(ABC)

Mr. Carpenter’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Teresa Anne Cicala, Paul Glass
  • Stage Managers: Alan Needleman, Keith Greer, Jennifer Blood
  • Production Associate: Nathalie Rodriguez

This is Mr. Carpenter's eighth DGA Award nomination and all for his direction of One Life to Live. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for One Life to Live, "Starr X'd Lovers, The Musical, Part Two" in 2010, "So You Think You Can Be Shane Morasco's Father" in 2008, "Episode #9947" in 2007, and "Episode #8849" in 2003. He was previously nominated for that series for "Episode #9686" in 2006, "Episode #9385" in 2005 and "Episode #8655" in 2002.


CASEY CHILDS

All My Children, “The Send Off”
(ABC)

Mr. Childs’ Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Anthony Pascarelli, Marika Kushel
  • Stage Managers: Michele Azenzer, Teri Pensky, Brendan Higgins
  • Production Associates: Diana Jones, Allison Reames, Lia Katz

This is Mr. Childs' fifth DGA Award nomination and all for his direction of All My Children. He was previously nominated for All My Children, “Bianca and Reese Get Married” in 2008, “Episode #9669” in 2007, “Episode #9297” in 2006, and “Episode #7919” in 2000.


MIKE DENNEY

The Young and the Restless, “From the Grave”
(CBS)

Mr. Denney’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Marc Beruti, Chris Mullen, Robbin Phillips
  • Stage Managers: Tom McDermott, Herbert Weaver Jr.
  • Production Associates: Erica Meyer, Vanessa Noland, Nancy Ortenberg

This is Mr. Denney’s third DGA Award nomination and all for his direction of The Young and The Restless. He won theDGA Award Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for The Young and The Restless, “Episode # 5875” in 1996, and was previously nominated for The Young and The Restless, “Episode # 4708” in 1991.


WILLIAM LUDEL

General Hospital, “Intervention”
(ABC)

Mr. Ludel’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Christine Magarian Ucar, Denise Van Cleave, Penny Pengra, Peter Fillmore, RC Cates, David MacLeod
  • Stage Managers: Craig McManus, Crystal Craft
  • Production Associates: Christine Cooper, Andrea Compton

This is Mr. Ludel's seventh DGA Award nomination and all for his direction of General Hospital. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for General Hospital "Episode #9801" in 2001 and "Episode #8248" in 1995; and was previously nominated for General Hospital "Macho Men" in 2009, "Luke in Purgatory" in 2008, "Episode #11177" in 2006 and for "Episode #7922" in 1994.


SCOTT MCKINSEY

General Hospital, “Forces of Nature”
(ABC)

Mr. McKinsey’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Christine Magarian Ucar, Denise Van Cleave, Penny Pengra, Peter Fillmore, RC Cates, David MacLeod
  • Stage Managers: Craig McManus, Crystal Craft
  • Production Associates: Allison Reames, Christine Cooper

This is Mr. McKinsey's sixth DGA Award nomination in this category. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for Port Charles “Episode #1433” in 2002 and for General Hospital "Episode #8883" in 1997. He was previously nominated for General Hospital “Episode #11228” in 2007, “Episode #11178” in 2006, "Episode #8492" in 1996, and “Episode #8233” in 1995.


CYNTHIA J. POPP

The Bold and the Beautiful, “Brooke Berry”
(CBS)

Ms. Popp’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Clyde Kaplan, Casey Kasprzyk, Steven Wacker, Catherine Sedwick
  • Stage Managers: Laura Yale, Douglas Hayden, Lisa Winthur-Huston

This is Ms. Popp's second DGA Award nomination for her direction of The Bold and The Beautiful. She was previously nominated for The Bold and The Beautiful “Fashion Challenge Sabotage” in 2009.


ANGELA TESSINARI

All My Children, “In the Wee Small Hours...”
(ABC)

Ms. Tessinari’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Marika Kushel, Anthony Pascarelli
  • Stage Managers: Michele Azenzer, Teri Pensky, Brendan Higgins
  • Production Associates: Diana Jones, Allison Reames, Lia Katz

This is Ms. Tessinari’s third DGA Award nomination for her direction of All My Children. She was previously nominated for All My Children “Episode #8722” in 2003 and “Episode #8186” in 2001.


 
DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Children's Programs

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs for 2011 are (in alphabetical order):


JOHN FORTENBERRY

Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred
(Nickelodeon)

Mr. Fortenberry’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Pavlina Hatoupis
  • First Assistant Director: David Mendoza
  • Second Assistant Director: Blake Perkinson
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Michelle Schrauwers
  • Additional Second Second Assistant Directors: Alex Leimone, Crisoforo Aguilar

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


JEFFREY HORNADAY

Geek Charming
(Disney Channel)

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


MICHAEL LEMBECK

Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
(Disney Channel)

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


PATRICIA RIGGEN

Lemonade Mouth
(Disney Channel)

Ms. Riggen’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Brent Morris
  • First Assistant Director: Kaaren F. Ochoa
  • Second Assistant Director: Chemen A. Ochoa
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Sarah Lemon
  • Additional Second Second Assistant Director: Kevin Black

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


DAMON SANTOSTEFANO

Best Player
(Nickelodeon)

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


AMY SCHATZ

A Child’s Garden of Poetry
(HBO)

This is Ms. Schatz’s sixth DGA Award nomination. She won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs in 2008 for Classical Baby (I'm Grown Up Now) “The Poetry Show,” in 2001 for 'Twas the Night' and in 1999 for Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepy Time Tales. She was previously nominated in this category for Hard Times for an American Girl: The Great Depression in 2009 and Through a Child's Eyes: September 11, 2001 in 2002.


 
DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Commercials

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2011 are (in alphabetical order):


LANCE ACORD

(Park Pictures)

The Force, VW PassatDeutsch LA

  • First Assistant Director: Thomas Patrick Smith
  • Second Assistant Director: Robert E. Kay

Paint the Town, NIKE BasketballWieden & Kennedy/Portland

  • First Assistant Director: John Lowe
  • Second Assistant Director: Stanley Wiencko
  • Second Second Assistant Director: John Scott Wilson

Sweetest Moment, NBAGoodby, Silverstein & Partners

  • First Assistant Director: Mike Saffie
  • Second Assistant Directors: Sam Alvelo, Marcin Borkowski

The Chosen, NIKE72andSunny

  • First Assistant Directors: Howell Caldwell, John Lowe
  • Second Assistant Directors: Ben Randolph, Bob King, Stanley Wiencko
  • DGA Trainee: Gabriel Blom

This is Mr. Acord’s second DGA Award nomination in this category. He was previously nominated in 2003.


DANTE ARIOLA

(MJZ)

Parallels, Jim BeamStrawberry Frog

  • Unit Production Managers: Natalie Hill, Brady Vant Hull
  • First Assistant Director: David Dean
  • Second Assistant Director: Carl Jackson
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Vincent Terrazzino, Gail Shand

Black Betty, VolkswagenDeutsch/LA

  • Unit Production Manager: Natalie Hill
  • First Assistant Director: David Dean
  • Second Assistant Director: Carl Jackson

Gas Powered Everything, Nissan LeafTBWA Chiat Day

  • Unit Production Manager: Brady Vant Hull
  • First Assistant Director: David Dean
  • Second Assistant Director: Carl Jackson

This is Mr. Ariola’s sixth DGA Award nomination in this category. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for Snowball (Traveler's Insurance), Human (Johnny Walker), and First Taste (Coca-Cola) in 2006. He was also nominated in this category in 2007, 2004, 2002 and 2000.


FREDRIK BOND

(MJZ/Sonny London)

Date, Heineken - Wieden & Kennedy/Amsterdam

  • First Assistant Director: William Booker

The Entrance, Heineken - Wieden & Kennedy/Amsterdam

This is Mr. Bond's fourth DGA Award nomination in this category. He was previously nominated in 2008, 2007 and 2004.


STEVE MILLER

(@radical.media)

Pommel Horse, Dos EquisEuro RSCG Worldwide/NY

  • First Assistant Director: John Churchill
  • Second Assistant Directors: Frank Tignini, Trevor Tavares
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Gavin Kleintop

Speed Dating, Dos Equis - Euro RSCG Worldwide/NY

  • First Assistant Director: John Churchill
  • Second Assistant Directors: Frank Tignini, Trevor Tavares
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Gavin Kleintop

Pygmy, Dos EquisEuro RSCG Worldwide/NY

  • First Assistant Director: John Churchill
  • Second Assistant Directors: Frank Tignini, Trevor Tavares
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Gavin Kleintop

Guinea Pigs, GeicoMartin Agency

  • First Assistant Director: John Churchill
  • Second Assistant Director: Trevor Tavares

Sushi, GeicoMartin Agency

  • First Assistant Director: John Churchill
  • Second Assistant Director: Trevor Tavares

Fort, CheetosGoodby Silverstein and Partners

  • First Assistant Director: Michael David Salven
  • Second Assistant Director: Robert E. Kay

Parking Lot, OrtegaGrey Worldwide

  • First Assistant Director: Michael David Salven
  • Second Assistant Director: Robert E. Kay

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


NOAM MURRO

(Biscuit Filmworks)

Handlebar Moustache, Heineken Premium Light- Wieden & Kennedy/NY

  • Unit Production Manager: James Powell Veal
  • First Assistant Director: Tommy Gormley
  • Second Assistant Director: Ian Robert Calip
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Michael King

Hot House, DirecTVGrey/NY

  • Unit Production Manager: James Powell Veal
  • First Assistant Director: Scott C. Harris
  • Second Assistant Directors: Mark Robinson, Brady Sloan

Pinata, Volkswagen TiguanDeutsch/LA

  • Unit Production Manager: James Powell Veal
  • First Assistant Director: Scott M. Metcalfe
  • Second Assistant Director: Ty Arnold

Is It Real?, EA Battlefield 3 - Wieden & Kennedy/Portland

  • First Assistant Director: Michael David Salven
  • Second Assistant Director: Erv E. Gentry
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Eric Schneider

This is Mr. Murro's sixth DGA Award nomination in this category. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for Carry (Adidas), Glen (Starbucks), and Toy Boat (eBay) in 2004. He was also nominated in this category in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007.


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