DGA Announces 2002 Nominees for Dramatic Series Night, Comedy Series and Musical Variety

DGA Awards

February 6, 2003

Directors Guild of America President Martha Coolidge and Awards Committee Chairperson Howard Storm today announced the five nominees for the DGA Outstanding Directorial Achievement for 2002 in the television categories of Dramatic Series Night, Comedy Series and Musical Variety. The winner will be announced at the 55th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 1, 2003 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 2002 are (in alphabetical order):

DANIEL ATTIAS
"Back to the Garden" Six Feet Under - HBO

  • Unit Production Manager: Robert Del Valle
  • First Assistant Director: Alan Connell
  • Second Assistant Director: Scottie Gissel
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Cara McCastlain
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Edward Kalpa

This is Attias' second DGA Nomination. He was nominated in 1999 for the Sopranos episode, "46 Long."

PARIS BARCLAY
"Debate Camp" The West Wing - NBC

  • Unit Production Manager: Dylan Massin
  • First Assistant Director: Andrew Bernstein
  • Second Assistant Director: Adam Ben Frank
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Cary Jones
  • DGA Trainee: Brian Cox

This is Barclay's fifth DGA Nomination. He received his first nomination in 1996 for the ER episode, "Ask Me No Questions, I'll Tell You No Lies." In 1998 he received the nomination and the DGA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series Night Award for the NYPD Blue episode, "Heart And Souls." He received his most recent nominations for The West Wing episodes, " The Portland Trip" in 2000 and "The Indians in the Lobby" in 2001.

ALEX GRAVES
"Posse Comitatus" The West Wing - NBC

  • Unit Production Manager: Neal Ahern
  • First Assistant Director: Andrew Bernstein
  • Second Assistant Director: Catherine Bond
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Robert Skidmore
  • DGA Trainee: Craig Amendola

This is Graves' first DGA Nomination.

JOHN PATTERSON
"Whitecaps" The Sopranos - HBO

  • Unit Production Manager: Scott Hornbacher
  • First Assistant Director: Michael DeCasper
  • Second Assistant Director: Kristin Cameron-Bernstein
  • Second Second Assistant Director: John Silvestri
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Mikki Ziska

This is Patterson's second DGA Nomination. His first nomination was in 2000 for The Sopranos episode, "Funhouse."

TIM VAN PATTEN
"Whoever Did This" The Sopranos - HBO

  • Unit Production Manager: Henry Bronchtein
  • First Assistant Director: Michael DeCasper
  • Second Assistant Director: Kristin Cameron-Bernstein
  • Second Second Assistant Director: John Silvestri

This is Van Patten's first DGA Nomination.

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2002 are (in alphabetical order):

JAMES BURROWS
"Marry Me A Little" Will & Grace - NBC

  • Unit Production Manager: Tim Kaiser
  • First Assistant Director: Dale White
  • Second Assistant Director: Caryn Rae Shick
  • Technical Coordinator: Russell D. Sherman

This is Burrows' nineteenth DGA Nomination. The Four-time DGA Award winner received his first nomination in 1981 for the Taxi episode "Jim the Psychic." He was a ten-time nominee and two-time winner for Cheers in 1982, 1983 (winner), 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990 (winner), 1991 and 1992. He won the DGA Award again in 1993 for directing the pilot of Frasier, and in 1995 was nominated for the Friends episode, "The One With the Birth." He received the Nomination in 1997 for the pilot for Dharma and Greg, and from 1998-2001 he was nominated for Will & Grace, winning the award in 2000 for his direction of the episode, "Lows in the Mid-Eighties."

LARRY CHARLES
"The Nanny From Hell" Curb Your Enthusiasm - HBO

  • Associate Directors: Dale Stern, Tim Gibbons
  • Stage Manager: Jonathan Harris

This is Charles' first DGA Nomination.

BRYAN GORDON
"Special Section" Curb Your Enthusiasm - HBO

  • Associate Directors: Dale Stern, Tim Gibbons
  • Stage Manager: Jonathan Harris

This is Gordon's first DGA Nomination.

MICHAEL PATRICK KING
"Plus One is the Loneliest Number" Sex and The City - HBO

  • Unit Production Manager: Jane Raab
  • First Assistant Director: Bettiann Fishman
  • Second Assistant Director: Peter Soldo
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Andrea O'Connor

This is King's second DGA Nomination. He was nominated last year for the Sex and The City episode, "The Real Me."

DAVID STEINBERG
"Mary, Joseph & Larry" Curb Your Enthusiasm - HBO

  • Associate Directors: Dale Stern, Tim Gibbons
  • Stage Manager: Jonathan Harris

This is Steinberg's third DGA Award Nomination. He was nominated in 1996 for the Mad About You episode, "The Finale Part 2 & 3," and in 1991 for the Seinfeld episode, "The Tape."

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety for 2002 are (in alphabetical order):

MARTY CALLNER
Robin Williams Live On Broadway - HBO

  • Associate Director: James Tanker
  • Stage Manager: Randall Gladstein

This is Callner's second DGA Award Nomination. He was nominated in 1998 for Jerry Seinfeld "I'm Telling You For The Last Time" Live on Broadway.

MATTHEW DIAMOND
From Broadway: Fosse Great Performances: Dance in America - PBS

  • Associate Director: Rae Kraus, Kenneth Diego
  • Stage Manager: Henry Neimark

This is Diamond's third DGA Award Nomination for this category. He received his first nomination in 1995 for Some Enchanted Evening, Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein, which won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety. He was nominated again in 1998 for Savion Glover - Stomp, Slide & Swing in Performance in The White House.

JERRY FOLEY
Late Show with David Letterman #1876 - CBS

  • Associate Directors: Randi Grossack, Jessica Santini, Louise Galante, Charles Dyer
  • Stage Managers: James "Biff" Henderson, Frank Comito, Arthur "Corky" Ramirez

This is Foley's fifth consecutive DGA Award Nomination, all for The Late Show With David Letterman. He was nominated in 1998 for episode #958, in 1999 for episode #1294, in 2000 for episode #1527, and last year for episode #1634.

LOUIS J. HORVITZ
The 74th Annual Academy Awards - ABC

  • Associate Directors: James Tanker, Mike Polito, Kathleen Fortine, Richard A. Preuss, Sharon Taylor, John M. Best, Timothy Kettle
  • Stage Managers: Garry W. Hood, Denny Barry, Steve Burgess, Rita Cossette, John Esposito, Valdez Flagg, Gary Natoli, Dency Nelson, Vincent Poxon, Jason Seligman, Robert Sellers Jr., Doug Smith, Kenneth Stein, David Wader, Debbie Williams

This is Horvitz's ninth DGA Award Nomination. He received his first nomination in 1985 for Live Aid Concert. He was nominated again in 1993 for The Kennedy Center Honors, in 1995 for Sinatra: 80 Years My Way, and in 1997 for The Kennedy Center Honors, which took home the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety. He received his next three DGA Nominations for the 70th Annual Academy Awards, the 71st Annual Academy Awards and the 72nd Annual Academy Awards. He received the DGA Nomination again last year for The Kennedy Center Honors.

GLENN WEISS
The 56th Annual Tony Awards - CBS

  • Associate Directors: Gregg Gelfand, Robin Abrams Mishkin
  • Stage Managers: Garry W. Hood, Andrew Feigin, Jeffry Gitter, Arthur Lewis, Peter Epstein, Lauren Schneider, Annette Powlis, Henry Neimark, Nancy Kolomitz

This is Weiss' second DGA Nomination. He received his first nomination last year for The 55th Annual Tony Awards.

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