DGA TV Nominations Announced

directors-guild-awards-dga-logoThe DGA, which unveiled the small-screen nominations in eight categories last Friday, will announce the winners Jan. 30 at its 62nd annual awards ceremonies at the Century Plaza Hotel. AMC’s Mad Men received three Directors Guild of America TV nominations for drama series and HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and Fox’s Glee each got a pair for comedy. The nominations included a trio of season finales in Mad Men, Curb and ABC’s Lost. In the comedy category, two shows — the pilot for ABC’s Modern Family and Glee — also received nominations.

Thomas Carter scored a nomination in the TV movie-miniseries category for TNT’s Gifted Hands — The Ben Carson Story along with Bob Balaban for Liftetime’s George O’Keefe, John Kent Harrison for CBS’s The Courageous Heart of Irene Sandler, Ross Katz for HBO’s Taking Chance and Michael Sucsy for HBO’s Grey Gardens.

Here’s the complete list of nominations:

MOVIES FOR TELEVISION/MINISERIES

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television/Miniseries for 2009 are (in alphabetical order):

BOB BALABAN

“Georgia O’Keeffe” (Lifetime)

THOMAS CARTER

“Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story” (TNT)

JOHN KENT HARRISON

“The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler” (CBS)

ROSS KATZ

“Taking Chance” (HBO)

MICHAEL SUCSY “Grey Gardens” (HBO)

DRAMATIC SERIES NIGHT

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series Night for 2009 are (in alphabetical order):

PARIS BARCLAY “In Treatment” – “Gina: Week 4” (HBO)

JACK BENDER “Lost” – “The Incident, Parts 1 & 2” (ABC)

JENNIFER GETZINGER “Mad Men” – “The Gypsy and the Hobo” (AMC)

LESLI LINKA GLATTER “Mad Men” – “Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency” (AMC)

Matthew Weiner “Mad Men” – “Shut the Door. Have a Seat.” (AMC)

COMEDY SERIES

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2009 are (in alphabetical order):

PARIS BARCLAY “Glee” – “Wheels” (FOX)

LARRY CHARLES “Curb Your Enthusiasm” – “The Table Read” (HBO)

RYAN MURPHY “Glee” – “Pilot” (FOX)

JEFF SCHAFFER “Curb Your Enthusiasm” – “Seinfeld” (HBO)

JASON WINER “Modern Family” – “Pilot” (ABC)

MUSICAL VARIETY

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety for 2009 are (in alphabetical order):

JOEL GALLEN “The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert” (HBO)

ROGER GOODMAN

“81st Annual Academy Awards” (ABC)

LOUIS HORVITZ “The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts” (CBS)

DON ROY KING “Saturday Night Live,” With Host Justin Timberlake (NBC)

DON MISCHER “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial” (HBO)

REALITY PROGRAMS

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs for 2009 are (in alphabetical order):

CRAIG BORDERS “Build It Bigger Season 3” – “Hong Kong Bridge” (Discovery Science)

SUEANN FINCKE “The Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan” – “Puppy Mills Exposed” (National Geographic Channel)

EYTAN KELLER “The Next Iron Chef” – “201” (Food Network)

ZACH MERCK “Six Beers of Separation” (Foxtel HD-on-Demand)

BERTRAM VAN MUNSTER “The Amazing Race” – “Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me” (CBS)

DAYTIME SERIALS

Casey Childs “All My Children” – Episode #10,061 (ABC)

Christopher Goutman “As The World Turns” – Episode #13,457 (CBS)

William Ludel “General Hospital” – Macho Men (ABC)

Cynthia J. Popp”The Bold and the Beautiful” – Fashion Challenge Sabotage #5628 (CBS)

Sally McDonald “The Young and the Restless” – Episode #9233 (CBS)

Dean LaMont “The Young and the Restless” – Episode #9305 (CBS)

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Martha Cooledge¬† “An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong” (HBO)

ALLISON LIDDI-BROWN “Princess Protection Program” (Disney Channel)

FRED SAVAGE “Zeke & Luther:” “Pilot” (Disney XD)

AMY SCHATZ “Hard Times for an American Girl: The Great Depression” (HBO)

ANDY WOLK “Lincoln Heights:” “Time to Let Go” (ABC Family)

COMMERCIALS

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2009 are (in alphabetical order):

JOAQUIN BACA-ASAY Park Pictures “Breathe,” CSX – Mullen

“Switch,” Volvo – Arnold

“See What You Love,” Lenscrafters – Cutwater

GARTH DAVIS

Anonymous Content “Shadow Puppets,” U.S. Cellular – Publicis & Hal Riney

CRAIG GILLESPIE MJZ

“David Abernathy,” Cars.com – DDB Chicago

“Slide,” Guinness – BBDO

“Dusty,” Orbit – Energy BBDO

TOM KUNTZ MJZ UK

“Eyebrows,” Cadbury – Fallon London

MJZ

“Tailor,” Skittles – TBWA/Chiat Day

“Scents For Gents,” Old Spice – TBWA/Chiat Day

“Tips,” Career Builder – Wieden & Kennedy

CHRIS PALMER Gorgeous Enterprises

“Lyric,” Budweiser – DDB London

Riviera Truckstop (Garage Playboy), J20 – BBH London

“A Horse Called Cynthia (Cowboy – Mr. Darcy),” J20 – BBH London

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