DGA Announces 1998 Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials

DGA Awards

February 4, 1999

Directors Guild of America President Jack Shea and Awards Committee Chairperson Howard Storm today announced the DGA's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for 1998 in Commercials. The winners will be announced at the 51st Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 6, 1999 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 1998 are (in alphabetical order):

Amy Hill &; Chris Riess
"Driving Range" Saturn Cars, Hal Riney & Partners
"Pediatrics" Bronson Medical Centers, Biggs & Gilmore
"Life" Amsouth, Slaughter/Hanson
"London Loves Us" Long John Silver, Jordan McGrath Case & Taylor

This is Hill & Riess' first DGA Award nomination.

Peter Darley Miller
"Chase" 360 Communications, The Martin Agency
"Dissection" Slice, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
"Target Practice" Midway/NFL Blitz, DDB Needham
"Scout" Sony Playstation, TBWA/Chiat Day
"The Great Magician" Nike, Wieden & Kennedy

This is Miller's first DGA Award nomination.

Rocky Morton
"Egg" Sega, Ground Zero
"Bobbing Head" Taco Bell, TBWA/Chiat Day
"Feet" Fox Sports, Cliff Freeman & Partners
"Laundromat" Sony Playstation, TBWA/Chiat Day
"Romeo and Juliet" Taco Bell, TBWA/Chiat Day

This is Morton's first DGA Award nomination.

"Sarajevo" John Hancock, Hill Holiday
"Séance" Miller Brewing Co., Fallon McElligot
"Dances with Dog" Miller Brewing Co., Fallon McElligot
"Romance" Beck's, Saatchi & Saatchi

This is Tarsem's second DGA Award nomination. He won the award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commericials in 1996.

Kinka Usher
"Egg" Sony, Young and Rubicam
"Michael Johnson's World" Mtn. Dew/Pepsi, BBDO
"Cupid" Miller Brewing Co., Fallon McElligott
"Undercover Ushers" Nike, Wieden & Kennedy
"Neighbor Lady" Hallmark, Leo Burnett

This is Usher's third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in 1995 and 1996.

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