DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television for 2001

DGA Awards

February 4, 2002

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 2001. The winners will be announced at the 54th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 9, 2002 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 2, 2002 at Guild headquarters in Los Angeles.

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television for 2001 are (in alphabetical order):

Alan Ackerman

ROBERT ALLAN ACKERMAN
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows - ABC

This is Ackerman's first DGA nomination.

Jon Avnet

JON AVNET
Uprising - NBC

Unit Production Manager: Hester Hargett

This is Avnet's first DGA nomination.

Billy Crystal

BILLY CRYSTAL
61* - HBO

Unit Production Manager: Robert F. Colesberry
First Assistant Director: Alan Edmisten
Second Assistant Director: Lisa J. Bloch
Second Second Assistant Director: Bradley Morris

This is Crystal's first DGA nomination.

Frank Pierson

FRANK PIERSON
Conspiracy - HBO

This is Pierson's third DGA nomination. He was previously nominated for his direction of the movies for television, Citizen Cohn (1992) and Truman (1995).

Mark Rydell

MARK RYDELL
James Dean - TNT

Unit Production Manager: James T. Davis
First Assistant Director: Jerry Grandey
Second Assistant Director: Darrell Woodard
Second Second Assistant Director: Stephen LoNano
Additional Second Assistant Director: Joth Riggs
DGA Trainee: Melissa St. Onge

This is Rydell's second DGA Award nomination, and his first in this category. In 1981 he was nominated for his direction of the feature film, On Golden Pond.

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