The Director's Guild of America announced its nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in the television categories of dramatic series night, comedy series, musical variety, reality programs, daytime serials and children's programs.
The nominees for dramatic series night are Jon Cassar for "24 '7:00AM 8:00AM,'" Peter Horton for "Grey's Anatomy 'It's The End Of The World (As We Know It,)'" David Nutter for "The Sopranos 'Join The Club,'" Thomas Schlamme for "Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip 'Pilot'" and Tim Van Patten for "The Sopranos 'Members Only.'"
For comedy series, the nominees are: Adam Bernstein for "30 Rock 'Pilot,'" Julian Farino for "Entourage 'One Day In The Valley,'" Seth Mann for "Grey's Anatomy 'Name Of The Game,'" Arlene Sanford for "Boston Legal 'Breast In Show'" and Richard Shepard for "Ugly Betty 'Pilot.'"
The nominees for musical variety are: Bruce Gowers for "'American Idol: Season 5 Finale: Episode #534/535," Dan Roy King for "Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin Hosts," Rob Marshall for "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," Chuck O'Neil for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and Glen P. Weiss for "The 60th Annual Tony Awards."
For reality programs the nominees are: Bobbie Birleffi for "Texas Ranch House 'The Good, The Bad, and The Colonel' Episode #2," Tony Sacco for "Treasure Hunters 'Episode #101,'" J. Rupert Thompson for "Fear Factor 'Military Fear Factor Season Finale,'" Bertram Van Munster for "The Amazing Race 'Episode #1002'" and Tim Warren for "Pros vs. Joes."
The nominees for daytime serials are: Jill Mitwell for "'One Life To Live' Episode #9779," William Ludel for "'General Hospital' Episode #11177," Larry Carpenter for "'One Life To Live' Episode #9686," Scott McKinsey for "'General Hospital' Episode #11178," Casey Childs for "'All My Children' Episode #9297," Ellen Wheeler for "'Guiding Light' Episode #14832" and Brian Mertes for "'Guiding Light' Episode #14905."
For children's programs the nominees are: Joyce Chopra "Molly: An American Girl On The Homefront," Sean McNamara for "Cutting Edge II," Kenny Ortega for "High School Musical," Fred Savage for "Phil Of The Future 'Not so Great Great-Great Grandpa'" and Ron Underwood for "The Year Without Santa Claus."
Winners in all six of these categories will be announced at the 59th annual DGA Awards dinner on Feb. 3.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times