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Bryan Cranston Snags Two DGA Awards TV Noms; David Fincher, Steven Soderbergh Also Up for Awards

Photo of Alison Willmore By Alison Willmore | Indiewire January 9, 2014 at 4:28PM

The Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2013 today, with Bryan Cranston nabbing two nominations for "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" and David Fincher, Stephen Frears and Steven Soderbergh all also up for awards.
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Ursula Coyote/AMC Bryan Cranston directing 'Breaking Bad'

The Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2013 today, with Bryan Cranston nabbing two nominations for "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" and David Fincher, Stephen Frears and Steven Soderbergh all also up for awards. The winners in all categories will be announced at the 66th Annual DGA Awards dinner and ceremony on Saturday evening, January 25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES

STEPHEN FREARS: Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (HBO)

Mr. Frears’s Directorial Team:
·         Unit Production Managers: Scott Ferguson, Erica Kay
·         First Assistant Director: Michael Steele
·         Second Assistant Director: Nancy Herrmann
·         Second Second Assistant Director: Ellen Parnett

This is Mr. Frears’s third DGA Award nomination.  He was previously nominated in this category for Fail Safe in 2000 and for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for The Queen in 2006.

DAVID MAMET: Phil Spector (HBO)

Mr. Mamet’s Directorial Team:
·         Unit Production Manager: Lee R. Mayes
·         First Assistant Director: Michael Hausman
·         Second Assistant Director: Erica Fishman
·         Second Second Assistant Director: Catherine Feeny
·         Additional Second Second Assistant Director: Eddie Griffith

This is Mr. Mamet’s first DGA Award nomination.

BETH McCARTHY-MILLER (Directed By) and ROB ASHFORD (Theatrical Direction By): The Sound of Music Live! (NBC)

Directorial Team:
·         Associate Directors: Stefani Cohen, Susan Kopensky
·         Stage Managers: Lynn Finkel, Howard Kolins, Jeff Markowitz, Jeffrey L. Pearl, Annette Powlis, Elise Reaves, Lauren Class Schneider, Karen Tasch Weiss, Tom Ucciferri

This is Ms. McCarthy-Miller’s tenth DGA Award nomination.  She is also nominated this year for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for the “Hogcock!/Last Lunch” episode of 30 Rock.  She was previously nominated in the Comedy Series category for 30 Rock episodes “Live from Studio 6H” in 2012, “Live Show” in 2010, “The Reunion Episode #304” in 2008 and “Somebody to Love” in 2007.  She won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety twice, in 2001 for America: A Tribute to Heroes (co-directed with Joel Gallen) and in 2000 for the “Val Kilmer/U2” episode of Saturday Night Live.  She was also twice nominated in that category for Saturday Night Live episodes “Christopher Walken & The Foo Fighters” in 2003 and the 25th Anniversary episode in 1999.

This is Mr. Ashford’s first DGA Award nomination.

NELSON McCORMICK: Killing Kennedy (National Geographic Channel)

Mr. McCormick’s Directorial Team:
·         Unit Production Manager: Larry Rapaport
·         First Assistant Director: Michael “Jocco” Phillips
·         Second Assistant Director: Ruben Flores Rios
·         Second Second Assistant Director: Caroline Stephenson

This is Mr. McCormick’s first DGA Award nomination.

STEVEN SODERBERGH: Behind the Candelabra (HBO)

Mr. Soderbergh’s Directorial Team:
·         Unit Production Manager: Michael Polaire
·         First Assistant Director: Gregory Jacobs
·         Second Assistant Director: Jody Spilkoman
·         Second Second Assistant Director: Lynn Struiksma

This is Mr. Soderbergh’s third DGA Award nomination.  He was previously nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Erin Brockovich and Traffic, both in 2000.


DRAMATIC SERIES

BRYAN CRANSTON: Breaking Bad, “Blood Money” (AMC)

Mr. Cranston’s Directorial Team:
·         Unit Production Manager: Stewart A. Lyons
·         Assistant Unit Production Manager: James Paul Hapsas
·         First Assistant Director: Nina Jack
·         Second Assistant Director: Louis Lanni
·         Second Second Assistant Director: Anna Ramey
·         Additional Second Assistant Director: Marcia Woske

This is Mr. Cranston’s third DGA Award nomination.  He is also nominated in the Comedy Series category this year for Modern Family’s “The Old Man & The Tree” episode.  He was previously nominated for the “Election Day” episode of Modern Family last year.

DAVID FINCHER: House of Cards, “Chapter 1” (Netflix)

Mr. Fincher’s Directorial Team:
·         Unit Production Managers: John Melfi, Karyn McCarthy
·         Assistant Unit Production Manager: Don Hug
·         First Assistant Director: H. H. Cooper
·         Second Assistant Director: Dale Pierce Nelson
·         Second Second Assistant Director: Jennifer Roberts

This is Mr. Fincher’s sixth DGA Award nomination.  He was previously nominated three times for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), The Social Network (2010), and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).  He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for Speed Chain (Nike), Gamebreakers (Nikegridiron.com), and Beauty for Sale (Xelebri Phones) in 2003 and was nominated in that category again in 2008.

VINCE GILLIGAN: Breaking Bad, “Felina” (AMC)

Mr. Gilligan’s Directorial Team:
·         Unit Production Manager: Stewart A. Lyons
·         Assistant Unit Production Manager: James Paul Hapsas
·         First Assistant Director: Nina Jack
·         Second Assistant Directors: Anna Ramey, Louis Lanni
·         Second Second Assistant Director: Joann Connolly
·         Additional Second Assistant Director: Marcia Woske

This is Mr. Gilligan’s second DGA Award nomination.  He was previously nominated in this category for the “Face Off” episode of Breaking Bad in 2011.

LESLI LINKA GLATTER: Homeland, “The Star” (Showtime)

Ms. Glatter’s Directorial Team:
·         Unit Production Managers: Pavlina Hatoupis, J. David Brightbill
·         First Assistant Directors: Sunday Stevens, Susan Walter
·         Second Assistant Director: Kim Kennedy

This is Ms. Glatter’s fourth DGA Award nomination.  She won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series in 2009 for the “Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency” episode of Mad Men and was also nominated in this category for “Episode 32006” of Twin Peaks in 1990 and for the “Q & A” episode of Homeland in 2012.

DAVID NUTTER: Game of Thrones, “The Rains of Castamere” (HBO)

This is Mr. Nutter’s fifth DGA Award nomination.  He was previously nominated in this category in 2006 for the “Join the Club” episode of The Sopranos; in the Comedy Series category for Entourage episodes “The Resurrection” (2007) and “Lose Yourself” (2010); and in the Movies for Television and Mini-Series category for The Pacific “Basilone” in 2010.


COMEDY SERIES

MARK CENDROWSKI: The Big Bang Theory, “The Hofstadter Insufficiency” (CBS)

Mr. Cendrowski’s Directorial Team:
·         Unit Production Manager: Jay O’Connell
·         First Assistant Director: Anthony Rich
·         Second Assistant Director: Nicole Lorre

This is Mr. Cendrowski’s second DGA Award nomination.  He was previously nominated in this category for “The Date Night Variable” episode of The Big Bang Theory in 2012.

BRYAN CRANSTON: Modern Family, “The Old Man & The Tree” (ABC)

Mr. Cranston’s Directorial Team:
·         Unit Production Manager: Sally Young
·         First Assistant Director: Jim Hensz
·         Second Assistant Director: Helena Lamb

This is Mr. Cranston’s third DGA Award nomination.  He is also nominated in the Dramatic Series category this year for the “Blood Money” episode of Breaking Bad.  He was previously nominated for the “Election Day” episode of Modern Family last year.

GAIL MANCUSO: Modern Family, “My Hero” (ABC)
Ms. Mancuso’s Directorial Team:
·         Unit Production Manager: Sally Young
·         First Assistant Director: Alisa Statman
·         Second Assistant Director: Helena Lamb

This is Ms. Mancuso’s first DGA Award nomination.

BETH McCARTHY-MILLER: 30 Rock, “Hogcock!/Last Lunch” (NBC)

Ms. McCarthy-Miller’s Directorial Team:
·         Unit Production Manager: Diana Schmidt
·         First Assistant Director: Stephen Lee Davis
·         Second Assistant Director: Vanessa Hoffman
·         Assistant UPM: Bill Sell

This is Ms. McCarthy-Miller’s tenth DGA Award nomination.  She is also nominated this year, together with Rob Ashford, in the Movies for Television and Mini-Series category for The Sound of Music Live!  She was previously nominated in this category for 30 Rock episodes “Live from Studio 6H” in 2012, “Live Show” in 2010, “The Reunion Episode #304” in 2008 and “Somebody to Love” in 2007.  She won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety twice, in 2001 for America: A Tribute to Heroes (co-directed with Joel Gallen) and in 2000 for the “Val Kilmer/U2” episode of Saturday Night Live.  She was also twice nominated in that category for Saturday Night Live episodes “Christopher Walken & The Foo Fighters” in 2003 and the 25th Anniversary episode in 1999.

ANTHONY RICH: The Big Bang Theory, “The Love Spell Potential” (CBS)

Mr. Rich’s Directorial Team:
·         Unit Production Manager: Kelly-Anne Lee
·         First Assistant Director: Chris Klausen
·         Second Assistant Director: Nicole Lorre

This is Mr. Rich’s first DGA Award nomination.


For additional nominees in the categories of Variety/Talk/News/Sports, Reality, Children's Programs and Commercials, check out DGA.org.

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