DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television for 1999

DGA Awards

February 1, 2000

Directors Guild of America President Jack Shea and Awards Committee Chairperson Howard Storm today announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television for 1999. The winners will be announced at the 52nd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 11, 2000 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

The five nominees will be invited to attend the DGA’s Meet the Nominees: Movies for Television symposium to be held on Saturday, March 4, 2000 at Guild headquarters in Los Angeles.

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television for 1999 are (in alphabetical order):

Martyn Burke; Martha Coolidge; Mick Jackson; Daniel M. Petrie; Joseph SargentMARTYN BURKE
Pirates of Silicon Valley - TNT
Unit Production Manager: Leanne Moore
First Assistant Director: Aaron Barsky
Second Assistant Director: Christina Fong
Second Second Assistant Director: Basil Bryant Grillo

This is Martyn Burke’s first DGA nomination.

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge - HBO
Unit Production Managers: Larry Y. Albucher, Sally A. Young, Robert Rothbard
First Assistant Director: Kaaren F. Ochoa
Second Assistant Director: Phil Robinson
Second Second Assistant Directors: Chemen A. Ochoa, Eric Oliver

This is Martha Coolidge’s first DGA nomination.

Tuesdays with Morrie - ABC
Unit Production Manager: Jennifer Ogden
First Assistant Director: Matthew Carlisle
Second Assistant Director: Tom Snyder

This is Mick Jackson’s second DGA nomination. He won the award in this category in 1995 for his direction of Indictment: The McMartin Trial.

Inherit the Wind - Showtime
Unit Production Manager: Steven Brown
First Assistant Director: Martha Elcan
Second Assistant Director: Tony Schwartz
Second Second Assistant Director: Scottie Gissel

This is Daniel M. Petrie, Sr.’s ninth DGA nomination, sixth in this category. He has won the DGA Award four times. In 1971 he won in the Dramatic Series, Night category for his direction of the episode "Hands of Love" for the series The Man and the City. He has previously won in the Movies for Television category in 1976 for Eleanor and Franklin, in 1977 for Eleanor and Franklin—The White House Years, and in 1984 for The Dollmaker.

Petrie’s first two nominations came in 1962 (The Benefactor) and 1969 (Silent Night, Lonely Night), when the DGA only had one overall television award. His other two nominations were for the television movies My Name is Bill W. in 1989 and Kissinger and Nixon in 1995.

A Lesson Before Dying - HBO
Unit Production Manager: Celia Costas
First Assistant Director: Catherine McCabe
Second Assistant Director: Karen Collins
Second Second Assistant Director: Leonard Haggarty

This is Sargent’s fifth DGA Award nomination. He won the Movies for Television Award in 1973 for The Marcus Nelson Murders, and was nominated in 1992 for Miss Rose White, in 1994 for World War II: When Lions Roared, and in 1997 for Miss Evers’ Boys.
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