DGA Announces 1999 Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials

DGA Awards

February 8, 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 Commercials for 1999. The winner will be announced at the 52nd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 11, 2000 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

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

Bryan Buckley
HUNGRY MAN

  • "When I Grow Up" Monster.com, Mullen Advertising
    First Assistant Director: Kevin Byrne
  • "TriMount Studios" e*trade, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
    First Assistant Director: Bruce L. Pratt
    Second Assistant Director: Cole Campbell
  • "Friends" OnHealth.com, TBWA Chiat/Day Inc.
    First Assistant Director: Bruce L. Pratt
  • "Broker" e*trade, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
    First Assistant Director: Pierre Cailliarec

This is Buckley’s first DGA Award nomination.

Adam Cameron & Simon Cole
(AKA "Joe Public")
HEADQUARTERS

  • "Sizes" Frito-Lay’s/Cracker Jacks, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
    First Assistant Director: Scott Javine
    Second Assistant Director: David Goldstein
  • "Fire 2" Church’s Chicken, Cliff Freeman & Partners
    First Assistant Director: Patton Howell Caldwell
    Second Assistant Director: Randol Taylor
  • "El Duque Dance" Adidas America, Leagas Delaney
    First Assistant Director: Peter Jackson
    Second Assistant Director: John Mattern
  • "Two Minutes" Amazon.com, Foote Cone & Belding
    Second Assistant Director: Thomy Harper
  • "Truck Driver" Dreyer’s Ice Cream, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
    First Assistant Director: Scott Javine
    Second Assistant Director: Brian Bettwy
  • "Sponsor" Snapple, Deutsch Inc.
    First Assistant Director: Scott Javine
    Second Assistant Director: David Goldstein

This is Cameron & Cole’s first DGA Award nomination.

Leslie Dektor
DEKTOR FILM

  • "Downhill Racer" Coca-Cola, Edge Creative
    First Assistant Director: Frank Glenn
    Second Assistant Director: Chris Berger
  • "The Debate" e.Score.com, Saatchi & Saatchi
    First Assistant Director: Frank Glenn
    Second Assistant Director: Chris Berger
  • "Anthem" Allstate, Leo Burnett
    First Assistant Director: Frank Glenn
    Second Assistant Director: Chris Berger

This is Dektor’s eleventh DGA Award nomination. He was nominated every year from 1984 to 1992 and again in 1994. Dektor won the award in 1992. His eleven DGA Commercial Award nominations are second only to Joe Pytka, who has twelve.

Rocky Morton
MJZ, INC.

  • "Fly" Lexus, Team One Advertising
    First Assistant Director: David Jellison
    Second Assistant Director: Kevin Brady
  • "Comb" Homestead, Just Partners
    Unit Production Manager: Debra Kent
    First Assistant Director: Mike Samson
    Second Assistant Director: Marc Garland
  • "Stick" Homestead, Just Partners
    Unit Production Manager: Debra Kent
    First Assistant Director: Mike Samson
    Second Assistant Director: Marc Garland
  • "Promo" Minus Man, Cliff Freeman & Partners
    Unit Production Manager/First Assistant Director: Mike Samson
    Second Assistant Director: Marc Garland

This is Morton’s second DGA Award nomination. He was nominated last year in this category.

Dewey Nicks
EPOCH FILMS

  • "Let’s Light this Candle" Ameritrade, Ogilvy & Mather
    First Assistant Director: Pierre Cailliarec
    Second Assistant Director: Alan Berger
  • "I Just Want to be Held" Ameritrade, Ogilvy & Mather
    First Assistant Director: Pierre Cailliarec
    Second Assistant Director: Alan Berger
  • "Rocket Man" Union Bay, Toth Advertising
    First Assistant Director: Alan Breton
    Second Assistant Director: Julian Metter
  • "Square Dance" Ameritrade, Toth Advertising
    First Assistant Director: Alan Breton
    Second Assistant Director: Julian Metter

This is Nicks’ first DGA Award nomination.

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