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SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, TONY'S, David Mamet Among Directors Guild of America 2014 Nominees; Ceremony Set for Tonight

Among the Directors Guild of America's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2013 are NBC's The Sound of Music Live! and last year's TONY Awards. The winners will be announced at the 66th Annual DGA Awards Dinner tonight, January 25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The DGA Awards will be hosted by actor Jane Lynch.

For a complete list of nominations in other categories, visit the Awards section of the DGA website at www.dga.org.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in 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 2013 are (in alphabetical order):

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)
Rob Ashford (Theatrical Direction By)

The Sound of Music Live!
(NBC)

Directorial Team:

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.

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