DGA Announces 2000 Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in TV Categories of Dramatic Series Night, Comedy Series and Musical Variety

DGA Awards

February 6, 2001

Directors Guild of America President Jack Shea and Awards Committee Chairperson Howard Storm today announced the DGA's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for 2000 in the television categories of Dramatic Series Night, Comedy Series and Musical Variety. The winners will be announced at the 53rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 10, 2001 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series Night for 2000 are (in alphabetical order):

PARIS BARCLAY
"The Portland Trip" The West Wing - NBC
Unit Production Manager: Neal Ahern, Jr.
First Assistant Director: Douglas S. Ornstein
Second Assistant Director: Dylan Massin

This is Barclay's third DGA Award nomination. He won the award in this category in 1998 for "Hearts and Souls" NYPD Blue and he was nominated in 1996 for "Ask Me No Questions, I'll Tell You No Lies" episode of ER.

HENRY J. BRONCHTEIN
"From Where to Eternity" The Sopranos - HBO
Unit Production Manager: Ilene S. Landress
First Assistant Director: Mark McGann
Second Assistant Director: Lisa M. Rowe

This is Bronchtein's second DGA Award nomination. He was nominated last year in this category for "Nobody Knows Anything" The Sopranos.

ALLEN COULTER
"The Knight in White Satin Armor" The Sopranos - HBO
Unit Production Manager: Henry J. Bronchtein
First Assistant Director: Mark McGann
Second Assistant Director: Jeffrey T. Bernstein

This is Coulter's second and third DGA Award nominations. (He is also nominated this year in the Comedy Series category for directing the "Cockadoodle-do" episode of Sex and the City.) He was nominated last year for the "College" episode of The Sopranos.

JOHN PATTERSON
"Funhouse" The Sopranos - HBO
Unit Production Manager: Henry J. Bronchtein
First Assistant Director: Michael DeCasper
Second Assistant Director: Kristin Cameron-Bernstein

This is Patterson's first DGA Award nomination.

THOMAS SCHLAMME
"Noel" The West Wing - NBC
Unit Production Manager: Neal Ahern, Jr.
First Assistant Director: Andrew Bernstein
Second Assistant Director: Dylan Massin

This is Schlamme's sixth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award in Comedy Series last year for the "Small Town" episode of Sports Night and was also nominated last year in the Dramatic Series Night category for the pilot of The West Wing. In 1998 he won the DGA Award in Comedy Series for the pilot of Sports Night. He was also nominated in 1997 for the Tracey Takes On... episode "1976" and in 1996 for the Tracey Takes On... episode "Romance."

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2000 are (in alphabetical order):

JAMES BURROWS
"Lows in the Mid-Eighties" Will & Grace - NBC
Unit Production Manager: Tim Kaiser
First Assistant Director: Dale White
Second Assistant Director: Caryn Rae Shick
Technical Coordinator: Russell D. Sherman

Jim Burrows, three-time DGA Award winner, with his seventeenth nomination retains the title he took last year as the most nominated director when his sixteenth nomination for the "Yours, Mine, Ours" episode of Will & Grace broke his 1998 tie with George Schaefer. Burrows' first nomination came in 1981 for the Taxi episode "Jim the Psychic." In all, he was a ten-time nominee and two-time DGA Award winner for Cheers; in 1982, 1983 (winner), 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990 (winner), 1991 and 1992. He also won the DGA Award in 1993 for directing the pilot of Frasier, and was nominated in 1995 for the Friends episode "The One With the Birth," in 1997 for the pilot of Dharma and Greg and in 1998 for the pilot of Will & Grace.

ALLEN COULTER
"Cockadoodle-do" Sex and the City - HBO
Unit Production Manager: Debra S. Kent
First Assistant Director: Bettiann Fishman
Second Assistant Director: Lyda Blank

This year marks Coulter's second and third DGA Award nominations. (He is also nominated this year in the Dramatic Series Night category for directing the "The Knight in White Satin Armor" episode of The Sopranos.) He was nominated last year for the "College" episode of The Sopranos.

BILL D'ELIA
"The Last Virgin" Ally McBeal - FOX
Unit Production Manager: Jack Philbrick
First Assistant Director: Allen G. Di Gioia
Second Assistant Directors: Nancy P. Townsend, Jodie Thomas, Alicia Lewis

This is Bill D'Elia's first DGA Award nomination.

PAMELA FRYMAN
"And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon" (Parts I & II) Frasier - NBC
Unit Production Manager: Bill Carroll
First Assistant Director: Katy Garretson
Second Assistant Director: Marc Stirdivant
Technical Coordinator: Jim Rose

This is Fryman's fourth DGA Award nomination. She was nominated last year for "The Fight Before Christmas" episode of Frasier. Fryman was also nominated in 1997 for the Frasier episode "Halloween (Part I)," and in 1998 for the Just Shoot Me "Two Girls for Every Boy."

TODD HOLLAND
"Pilot" Malcolm in the Middle - FOX
Unit Production Manager: Gordon E. Wolf
First Assistant Director: Robert Williams, Jr.
Second Assistant Director: Richard Coad

This is Holland's fifth DGA Award nomination. His four prior nominations were for episodes of The Larry Sanders Show. In 1994 he was nominated for the episode "The Mr. Sharon Stone Show," in 1995 for "Arthur After Hours," in 1996 for "Everybody Loves Larry" and in 1998 for the episode "Flip."

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety for 2000 are (in alphabetical order):

ELLEN BROWN
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, #1938 - NBC
Associate Directors: Amy Kimelman, Rick Stern
Stage Managers: Michael J. Schiff, Roberta Ann Kantola

This is Ellen Brown's third nomination, all in this category. She was nominated in 1995 for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from Las Vegas and in 1996 for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from Chicago.

JERRY FOLEY
Late Show with David Letterman, #1527 - CBS
Associate Directors: Randi Grossack, Jessica V. Santini
Stage Managers: James J. "Biff" Henderson, Jr., Arthur "Corky" Ramirez, Frank Comito

This is Foley's third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for episodes of Late Show with David Letterman in 1998 and 1999.

ROGER GOODMAN
ABC 2000 - ABC
Associate Directors: Manny A. Cabral, Chelly Campbell, Jeffrey I. Cohan, Tracy Gamble, Thomas Gatewood, Joan Griffin, A.J. Gundell, Dieter Hahn, Ronald Halper, Maria Kontos Barrett, Timothy R. Langtry, Robert Lazarczyk, Carol A. Lehti, Gary Mace, Kathleen M. Matey, Dennis Mazzocco, Suzanne Felice Mendelsohn, Sandor Panfel, Neil J. Philipson, Marie Puggelli, Orlando Ramirez, Beareather Reddy, Luis D. Ruiz, Gary Russo, Elisabeth S. Salomon, Calvin Sanchez, Virginia G. Seipt, Gretchen Sherman-Godfrey, Jacqueline Taffe-Myers, Robert Vint, Neil Weiss
Stage Managers: Brendan Higgins, Cecile Just, Anne Marie Kuehling, Uwe Lehmann

This is Goodman's second DGA Award nomination. He was nominated in 1988 for co-direction of The Indianapolis 500.

LOUIS J. HORVITZ
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards - ABC
Associate Directors: James Tanker, Kathleen Fortine, Allan Kartun, Michael Polito, Richard Preuss, Sharon Taylor, Alan Carter
Stage Managers: Garry W. Hood, Denny Barry, Steve Burgess, Rita Cossette, Alissa Levisohn, Peter M. Margolis, Gary Natoli, Dency Nelson, Jason Seligman, Douglas Smith, Kenneth Stein, David Wader, Debbie Williams, Vince Poxon

This is Horvitz's eighth DGA Award nomination, all in the musical variety category. He was nominated last year for The The 71st Annual Academy Awards. He won the Award in this category in 1997 for The Kennedy Center Honors and was also nominated in 1985 for Live Aid Concert, 1993 for The Kennedy Center Honors, 1995 for Sinatra: 80 Years My Way and 1998 for The 70th Annual Academy Awards.

BETH MCCARTHY MILLER
Saturday Night Live with Val Kilmer and U2 - NBC
Associate Directors: Stefani Cohen, Robert Caminiti, Mark Jankeloff
Stage Managers: Gena Rositano Wilson, Christopher Kelly

This is McCarthy Miller's second DGA nomination. She was nominated last year for Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary.

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