DGA Announces 2019 Awards Nominees for: Dramatic Series; Comedy Series; and Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

72nd DGA Awards

January 10, 2020

Los Angeles – The Directors Guild of America today announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Dramatic Series; Comedy Series; and Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for 2019.

The winners will be announced at the 72nd Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.


 

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DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Dramatic Series

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

NICOLE KASSELL

Watchmen, “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice”

(HBO)

Ms. Kassell’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Karen Wacker, Ron Schmidt, Joseph E. Iberti
  • First Assistant Director: Keri Bruno
  • Second Assistant Directors: Lisa Zugschwerdt, Ben White
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Jessie Sasser White

MARK MYLOD

Succession, “This Is Not For Tears”

(HBO)

Mr. Mylod’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Tyson Bidner, Gabrielle Mahon
  • First Assistant Director: Christo Morse
  • Second Assistant Director: Michelle Flevotomas
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Nicholas Notte
  • Location Manager: Damon Gordon

DAVID NUTTER

Game of Thrones, “The Last of the Starks”

(HBO)


MIGUEL SAPOCHNIK

Game of Thrones, “The Long Night”

(HBO)


STEPHEN WILLIAMS

Watchmen, “This Extraordinary Being”

(HBO)

Mr. Williams’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Karen Wacker, Ron Schmidt, Joseph E. Iberti
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Jason Graham
  • First Assistant Director: Kayse Goodell
  • Second Assistant Director: Ben White
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Lance Resch-Anger

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DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Comedy Series

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2019 are (in alphabetical order): 

DAN ATTIAS

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “It’s the Sixties, Man!”

(Prime Video)

Mr. Attias’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Dhana Rivera Gilbert, Nadia Paine (Oklahoma Unit)
  • First Assistant Directors: Jesse Nye, Steve Love (Oklahoma Unit)
  • Second Assistant Directors: Natasha Rivera, Jason Inman (Oklahoma Unit)
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Meghan K. Wicker
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Lincoln Major
  • Location Managers: Amanda Burbank, Jose Guerrero, Nick Thomason

BILL HADER

Barry, “ronny/lily”

(HBO)

Mr. Hader’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Aida Rodgers
  • First Assistant Director: Gavin Kleintop
  • Second Assistant Director: Kevin Zelman
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Heather Kehayas
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Mikaela Mathern

DAVID MANDEL

Veep, “Veep”

(HBO)

Mr. Mandel’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: David Hyman
  • First Assistant Director: Jeff Rosenberg
  • Second Assistant Director: Emily Hogan
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Ismael Jimenez, Chalis Romero
  • Additional Second Assistant Directors: Phil Banks, Zach Davenport, Alexis Dvorak, Phil Goodrich, Christina Lee, Emily Neumann

DANIEL PALLADINO

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Marvelous Radio”

(Prime Video)

Mr. Palladino’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Dhana Rivera Gilbert
  • First Assistant Director: Jesse Nye
  • Second Assistant Director: Natasha Rivera
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Meghan K. Wicker
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Lincoln Major
  • Location Managers: Amanda Burbank, Jose Guerrero, Nick Thomason

AMY SHERMAN-PALLADINO

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “It’s Comedy or Cabbage”

(Prime Video)

Ms. Sherman-Palladino’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Dhana Rivera Gilbert, Nadia Paine
  • First Assistant Director: Mariela Comitini
  • Second Assistant Director: Luca Waldman
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Meghan K. Wicker
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Lincoln Major
  • Location Managers: Amanda Burbank, Jose Guerrero, Nick Thomason

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DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

JAMES BURROWS

(‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ – Directed by)

ANDY FISHER

(‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ – Directed by)

Live in Front of a Studio Audience Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’

(ABC)

Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Martin Pasetta Jr., Sara Niimi
  • Stage Managers: John Esposito, Valdez Flagg, Alissa Levisohn Hoyo, Harvey Levine, Doug Tobin, Richard Silva, Jenny Nolan Bailey

SPIKE JONZE

Aziz Ansari: Right Now

(Netflix)

Mr. Jonze’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Chad Richard Nicholson
  • Stage Manager: Tate Nova

STAN LATHAN

Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones

(Netflix)

Mr. Lathan’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Myriam Leger
  • Stage Manager: Valdez Flagg

LINDA MENDOZA

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal

(Netflix)

Ms. Mendoza’s Directorial Team:

  • Stage Manager: Arthur E. Lewis

GLENN WEISS

The 91st Annual Academy Awards

(ABC)

Mr. Weiss’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Eve Adair, Susan Kopensky, Lori Margules, Robin Mishkin Abrams, Sara Niimi, Michael Polito
  • Stage Managers: Gary Natoli, Rita Cossette, John Esposito, Valdez Flagg, Doug Fogel, Chris Hines, Alissa Levisohn Hoyo, Arthur E. Lewis, Roxanne Lozano, Ron Paul, Tammy Raab, Jason Seligman,
    Jackie Stathis, Cheryl Teetzel‑Moore, Debbie Williams, Ari Woog

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For a complete list of nominations in all categories, please visit the Awards section.

To download a press credential application, please visit the Awards section.

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