Directors of TV movies dealing with AIDS and Alzheimer’s disease were among the nominees announced Thursday for the annual television awards that the Directors Guild of America bestows on its members.
John Erman, director of the CBS movie “Do You Remember Love,” and Jeff Bleckner, who directed NBC’s AIDS drama, “An Early Frost,” were nominated as best director of a drama special of 1985, along with Lamont Johnson, director of NBC’s “Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story.”
The guild said that its nominations for best motion picture director will be announced Wednesday. The awards will be handed out at dinners in Beverly Hills and New York March 8.
Here are other Directors Guild nominees in the TV categories.
COMEDY SERIES James Burrows, “Cheers,” NBC.
Jay Sandrich, “The Golden Girls,” NBC.
Peter Werner, “Moonlighting,” ABC.
DRAMA SERIES, PRIME TIME Ray Danton, “Cagney & Lacey,” CBS.
Paul Michael Glaser, “Miami Vice,” NBC.
Will Mackenzie, “Moonlighting,” ABC.
DRAMA, DAYTIME Claude Kerven, “High School Narc,” an “Afterschool Special,” ABC.
Craig Sandy Tung, “The Day the Senior Class Got Married,” a “Schoolbreak Special,” CBS.
Michael Toshiyuki Uno, “The War Between the Classes,” a “Schoolbreak Special,” CBS.
MUSICAL/VARIETY Don Mischer, “Motown Returns to the Apollo,” NBC.
Marty Pasetta, “The 57th Annual Academy Awards,” ABC.
Tony Verna, Sandi F. Fullerton, Louis J. Horvitz, Wendy C. Charles, “Live Aid Concert,” syndicated.
SPORTS David N. Caldwell, “World Professional Figure Skating Championship,” NBC.
Andy J. Kindle, “Tour de France,” CBS.
Ted Nathanson, Bob Levy, Dick Cline, “Wimbledon: Gentlemen’s Singles Final,” NBC.
DOCUMENTARY/ACTUALITY John F. Cosgrove, “Missing: Have You Seen This Person?” NBC.
Jody Eldred, “The China Experience: Beyond the Wall,” PBS.
Harry Rasky, “Homage to Chagall: The Colours of Love,” PBS.