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Women Directors Reap Directors Guild Documentary and Television Nominations Bounty

Women Directors Reap Directors Guild Documentary and Television Nominations Bounty

The winners will be announced at the 67th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.  

Among the documentary nominees, “The Kill Team” is the only one not included in the Oscar shortlist. The final five Oscar documentaries will be announced Thursday morning. 

Noticeable among the DGA nominees is a high number of women directors. On the documentary side, Laura Poitras is nominated for “Citizenfour.” On the TV side, Jodie Foster is nominated twice (for Netflix dramatic “House of Cards” and comedy “Orange is the New Black”) along with Lesli Linka Glatter (Showtime dramatic series “Homeland”), Gail Mancuso (network comedy series “Modern Family”), Jill Soloway (Amazon comedy series “Transparent”) and Lisa Cholodenko (HBO mini-series “Olive Kitteridge”). Many of these women started on the film side and turned to the more fertile opportunities offered by television. 

Alternative outlets Netflix (“House of Cards,” “Orange is the New Black”) and Amazon (“Transparent”) are continuing to reap awards bounty. 

 
The list of DGA nominees is below. The feature film nominees for 2014 are here.  

DOCUMENTARY
 
DAN KRAUSS
The Kill Team
Oscilloscope Laboratories
 ITVS
 f/8 Filmworks, Ltd
Motto Pictures
This is Mr. Krauss’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
JOHN MALOOF
CHARLIE SISKEL
Finding Vivian Maier
Sundance Selects
Ravine Pictures
This is Mr. Maloof’s first DGA Award nomination.
This is Mr. Siskel’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
JESSE MOSS
The Overnighters
Drafthouse Films
Mile End Films
Al Di La Films
Impact Partners
This is Mr. Moss’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
LAURA POITRAS
Citizenfour
RADiUS
Praxis Films
Participant Media
HBO Documentary Films
Bertha Foundation | BRITDOC Circle | Channel 4
Norddeutscher Rundfunk NDR
Bayerischer Rundfunk BR
Deutscher Filmförderfonds
This is Ms. Poitras’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
ORLANDO von EINSIEDEL
Virunga
Netflix
Bertha Foundation
BRITDOC Foundation
Violet Films
Appian Way
Grain Media
 
This is Mr. von Einsiedel’s first DGA Award nomination.

DRAMATIC SERIES
The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for 2014 are (in alphabetical order):
 
DAN ATTIAS
Homeland, “13 Hours in Islamabad”
(Showtime)
 
Mr. Attias’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Angela Phillips, Michael Klick
First Assistant Director: Nick Heckstall Smith
Second Assistant Director: Wendy Bledsoe
 
This is Mr. Attias’s fourth DGA Award nomination. He previously won in this category in 2008 for The Wire, “Transitions.” He was also nominated in 2002 for Six Feet Under, “Back to the Garden” and in 1999 for The Sopranos, “46 Long.”
 
JODIE FOSTER
House of Cards, “Chapter 22”
(Netflix)
 
Ms. Foster’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Boris Malden
First Assistant Director: Christo Morse
Second Assistant Director: Annie Tan
Second Second Assistant Director: Tim Blockburger
 
Ms. Foster was nominated twice this year and these are her first DGA Award nominations. She is also nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for Orange is the New Black, “Thirsty Bird.”
 
CARY JOJI FUKUNAGA
True Detective, “Who Goes There”
(HBO)
 
Mr. Fukunaga’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Carol Cuddy
First Assistant Director: Jon Mallard
Second Assistant Director: Scott August
Second Second Assistant Director: Cali Pomés
Additional Second Assistant Director: Nathan Parker
Location Manager: Bato
 
LESLI LINKA GLATTER
Homeland, “From A to B and Back Again”
(Showtime)
 
Ms. Glatter’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Angela Phillips, Michael Klick
First Assistant Director: Nick Heckstall Smith
Second Assistant Director: Wendy Bledsoe
 
This is Ms. Glatter’s fifth DGA Award nomination. She previously won in this category in 2009 for Mad Men, “Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency.” She was also nominated in 2013 and 2012 for Homeland episodes “The Star” and “Q & A,” as well as in 1990 for Twin Peaks, “Episode 32006.”
 
ALEX GRAVES
Game of Thrones, “The Children”
(HBO)
 
This is Mr. Graves’s second DGA Award nomination. He previously was nominated in this category in 2002 for The West Wing, “Posse Comitatus.”
COMEDY SERIES
The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2014 are (in alphabetical order):
 
LOUIS C.K.
Louie, “Elevator: Part 6”
(FX)
 
Mr. C.K.’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: M. Blair Breard
First Assistant Director: Adam Escott
Second Assistant Director: Nick Vanderpool
Location Manager: Jeff Caron
 
This is Mr. C.K.’s third DGA Award nomination. He previously was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials in 2013 for Louis C.K.: Oh My God and for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series in 2012 for the “New Year’s Eve” episode of Louie.
 
 
JODIE FOSTER
Orange is the New Black, “Thirsty Bird”
(Netflix)
 
Ms. Foster’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: David Price, Neri Kyle Tannenbaum
First Assistant Director: Robert C. Albertell
Second Assistant Director: Joseph Turner
Second Second Assistant Director: Emily Evashevski
Location Manager: Lauri Pitkus
 
Ms. Foster was nominated twice this year and these are her first DGA Award nominations. She is also nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for House of Cards, “Chapter 22.”
 
 
MIKE JUDGE
Silicon Valley, “Minimum Viable Product”
(HBO)
 
Mr. Judge’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Chrisann Verges
First Assistant Director: Nicholas Mastandrea
Second Assistant Director: Yumiko Takeya
Second Second Assistant Directors: Heidi Hinzman, Jessica Faires
 
This is Mr. Judge’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
GAIL MANCUSO
Modern Family, “Vegas”
(ABC)
 
Ms. Mancuso’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Sally Young
First Assistant Director: Alisa Statman
Second Assistant Director: Helena Lamb
Second Second Assistant Director: Matthew W. Heffernan
 
This is Ms. Mancuso’s second DGA Award nomination. She was nominated in this same category last year for the “My Hero” episode of Modern Family.
  
JILL SOLOWAY
Transparent, “Best New Girl”
(Amazon Prime)
 
Ms. Soloway’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Victor Hsu
First Assistant Director: Bill Purple
Second Assistant Director: Allan Monteiro Fortes
 
This is Ms. Soloway’s first DGA Award nomination.
  
MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI‑SERIES
The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini‑Series for 2014 are (in alphabetical order):
 
 ROB ASHFORD (Directed by)
GLENN WEISS (Live Television Direction By)
Peter Pan Live!
(NBC)
 
Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Susan Kopensky
Key Stage Manager: Lynn Finkel
Stage Managers: Peter Epstein, Jeffry Gitter, Andrew Gottlieb, Isiah James, Jeff Markowitz, Bill Miller, Cyndi Owgang, Jeffrey L. Pearl, Annette Powlis, Elise Reaves, Lauren Class Schneider, Tom Ucciferri, Karen Tasch Weiss
 
This is Mr. Ashford’s second DGA Award nomination. He was nominated in this category last year, together with Beth McCarthy-Miller, for The Sound of Music Live!
 
This is Mr. Weiss’s twelfth DGA Award nomination. He is also nominated this year for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for The 68th Annual Tony Awards. He previously won the DGA Award in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 for the 61st, 64th, 65th, 66th and 67th Annual Tony Awards. He was also nominated in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008 for the 55th, 56th, 59th, 60th and 62nd Annual Tony Awards.
 
LISA CHOLODENKO
Olive Kitteridge
(HBO)
 
Ms. Cholodenko’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: David Coatsworth
First Assistant Director: Jesse Nye
Second Assistant Director: Mark Constance
Second Second Assistant Director: Elizabeth MacSwan
 
This is Ms. Cholodenko’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
ULI EDEL
Houdini
(History Channel)
 
This is Mr. Edel’s second DGA Award nomination. He previously was nominated in this category in 1996 for Rasputin.
 
RYAN MURPHY
The Normal Heart
(HBO)
 
Mr. Murphy’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Managers: Scott Ferguson, Erica Kay
First Assistant Director: Leo Bauer
Second Assistant Directors: Becky Chin, Amy Lauritsen
Second Second Assistant Directors: Heather Verbeke, Josh Muzaffer, Travis Rehwaldt, Brian Papworth
Location Manager: Kip Davis Myers
 
This is Mr. Murphy’s third DGA Award nomination. He previously was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series in 2009 for the Glee pilot and in 2010 for “The Power of Madonna” episode.
 
MICHAEL WILSON
The Trip to Bountiful
(Lifetime)
 
Mr. Wilson’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Dominic Cancilla
First Assistant Director: Bobby Bastarache
Second Assistant Director: Rhonda Guthrie
 
This is Mr. Wilson’s first DGA Award nomination.
 

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