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2019 DGA Nominees for
Outstanding Directorial Achievement

The winners will be announced at the 72nd Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.


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DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Theatrical Feature Film

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

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BONG JOON HO 

Parasite

(Neon)

Mr. Bong’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Park Min Chul 
  • First Assistant Director: Kim Seong Sik

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


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SAM MENDES

1917

(Universal Pictures)

Mr. Mendes’ Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Callum McDougall, Hannah Godwin
  • First Assistant Director: Michael Lerman
  • Second Assistant Director: Joey Coughlin

This is Mr. Mendes’ second DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for American Beauty in 1999.


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MARTIN SCORSESE

The Irishman

(Netflix)

Mr. Scorsese’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: John A. Machione, Carla Raij
  • First Assistant Director: David Webb
  • Second Assistant Director: Jeremy Marks
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Trevor Tavares
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Ryan Robert Howard
  • Location Manager: Kip Myers

This is Mr. Scorsese’s 12th DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in 2006 for The Departed and has also been nominated in that category for Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), The Age of Innocence (1993), Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), Hugo (2011) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). Mr. Scorsese also won the DGA Award in 2010 for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Television for Boardwalk Empire and he was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011). He received the DGA Honor in 1999 and the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Feature Film in 2003.


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QUENTIN TARANTINO

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

(Columbia Pictures)

Mr. Tarantino's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Georgia Kacandes, Nathan Kelly
  • First Assistant Director: William Paul Clark
  • Second Assistant Director: Christopher T. Sadler
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Brendan "Bear" Lee
  • Additional Second Assistant Directors: Debbie Chung, Katie Pruitt

This is Mr. Tarantino’s third DGA Award Nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for Pulp Fiction in 1994 and again for Inglourious Basterds in 2009.


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TAIKA WAITITI

Jojo Rabbit

(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Mr. Waititi's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Václav Mottl, Pavel Voráček
  • First Assistant Director: Mark Taylor
  • Second Assistant Director: Martina Götthansová
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Martina Frimelová

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


DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
First-Time Feature Film

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

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MATI DIOP

Atlantics

(Netflix)

Ms. Diop’s Directorial Team:

  • First Assistant Director: Vincent Prades

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


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ALMA HAR'EL

Honey Boy

(Amazon Studios)

Ms. Har'el's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: David Grace
  • First Assistant Director: Sean Vawter
  • Second Assistant Director: Colin Flaherty
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Sarah Balboa

This is Ms. Har’el’s second DGA Award nomination. She was previously nominated in the Commercials category in 2017 for Love Without Bias (P&G).


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MELINA MATSOUKAS

Queen & Slim

(Universal Pictures)

Ms. Matsoukas' Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Pamela Hirsch, Max Berryhill (Los Angeles Unit)
  • First Assistant Directors: H.H. Cooper, Joe Suarez (Los Angeles Unit)
  • Second Assistant Directors: James Roque, Johnny Recher (Los Angeles Unit)
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Sumner Boissiere, Tami Kumin (Ohio Unit)

This is Ms. Matsoukas’ second DGA Award nomination. She was previously nominated in the Comedy Series category in 2017 for Master of None, “Thanksgiving.”


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TYLER NILSON &
MICHAEL SCHWARTZ

The Peanut Butter Falcon

(Roadside Attractions)

Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Manu Gargi
  • First Assistant Director: James Grayford
  • Second Assistant Director: Dee Jones
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Michael McKay

This is Mr. Nilson’s first DGA Award nomination.
This is Mr. Schwartz’s first DGA Award nomination.


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JOE TALBOT

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

(A24)

Mr. Talbot’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Natalie Teter
  • First Assistant Director: Hilton J. Day
  • Second Assistant Director: Dominic Martin
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Jeremiah Kelleher
  • Additional Second Second Assistant Director: Alex Gilbert

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


DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Dramatic Series

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

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NICOLE KASSELL

Watchmen, “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice”

(HBO)

Ms. Kassell’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Karen Wacker, Ron Schmidt, Joseph E. Iberti
  • First Assistant Director: Keri Bruno
  • Second Assistant Directors: Lisa Zugschwerdt, Ben White
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Jessie Sasser White

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


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MARK MYLOD

Succession, “This Is Not For Tears”

(HBO)

Mr. Mylod’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Tyson Bidner, Gabrielle Mahon
  • First Assistant Director: Christo Morse
  • Second Assistant Director: Michelle Flevotomas
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Nicholas Notte
  • Location Manager: Damon Gordon

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


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DAVID NUTTER

Game of Thrones, “The Last of the Starks”

(HBO)

This is Mr. Nutter’s seventh DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic series in 2015 for the Game of Thrones episode “Mother’s Mercy.” He was previously nominated in this category in 2013 for the Game of Thrones episode “The Rains of Castamere” and in 2006 for The Sopranos episode “Join the Club.” He was also nominated 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.”


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MIGUEL SAPOCHNIK

Game of Thrones, “The Long Night”

(HBO)

This is Mr. Sapochnik’s second DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic series in 2015 for the Game of Thrones episode “The Battle of the Bastards.”


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STEPHEN WILLIAMS

Watchmen, “This Extraordinary Being”

(HBO)

Mr. Williams’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Karen Wacker, Ron Schmidt, Joseph E. Iberti
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Jason Graham
  • First Assistant Director: Kayse Goodell
  • Second Assistant Director: Ben White
  • Second Second AssistantDirector: Lance Resch-Anger

This is Mr. Williams’ first DGA Award nomination.

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DGA Awards Medallion Small Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Comedy Series

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2019 are (in alphabetical order): 

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DAN ATTIAS

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “It’s the Sixties, Man!”

(Prime Video)

Mr. Attias’ Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Dhana Rivera Gilbert, Nadia Paine (Oklahoma Unit)
  • First Assistant Directors: Jesse Nye, Steve Love (Oklahoma Unit)
  • Second Assistant Directors: Natasha Rivera, Jason Inman (Oklahoma Unit)
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Meghan K. Wicker
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Lincoln Major
  • Location Managers: Amanda Burbank, Jose Guerrero, Nick Thomason

This is Mr. Attias’ fifth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic series in 2008 for the The Wire, “Transitions.” He was also nominated that category in 2014 for Homeland, “13 Hours in Islamabad,” in 2002 for Six Feet Under, “Back to the Garden” and in 1999 for The Sopranos, “46 Long.”


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BILL HADER

Barry, “ronny/lily”

(HBO)

Mr. Hader’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Aida Rodgers
  • First Assistant Director: Gavin Kleintop
  • Second Assistant Director: Kevin Zelman
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Heather Kehayas
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Mikaela Mathern

This is Mr. Hader’s second DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy series in 2018 for the Barry episode “Chapter One: Make Your Mark.”


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DAVID MANDEL

Veep, “Veep”

(HBO)

Mr. Mandel’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: David Hyman
  • First Assistant Director: Jeff Rosenberg
  • Second Assistant Director: Emily Hogan
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Ismael Jimenez, Chalis Romero
  • Additional Second Assistant Directors: Phil Banks, Zach Davenport, Alexis Dvorak, Phil Goodrich, Christina Lee, Emily Neumann

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


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DANIEL PALLADINO

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Marvelous Radio”

(Prime Video)

Mr. Palladino’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Dhana Rivera Gilbert
  • First Assistant Director: Jesse Nye
  • Second Assistant Director: Natasha Rivera
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Meghan K. Wicker>
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Lincoln Major
  • Location Managers: Amanda Burbank, Jose Guerrero, Nick Thomason

This is Mr. Palladino’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2018 for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “We’re Going to the Catskills!”


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AMY SHERMAN-PALLADINO

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “It’s Comedy or Cabbage”

(Prime Video)

Ms. Sherman Palladino’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Dhana Rivera Gilbert, Nadia Paine
  • First Assistant Director: Mariela Comitini
  • Second Assistant Director: Luca Waldman
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Meghan K. Wicker
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Lincoln Major
  • Location Managers: Amanda Burbank, Jose Guerrero, Nick Thomason

This is Ms. Sherman-Palladino’s third DGA Award nomination. She was previously nominated in this category in 2018 for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “All Alone” and in 2017 for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Pilot.”

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DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

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JAMES BURROWS

(‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ – Directed by)

ANDY FISHER

(‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ – Directed by)

Live in Front of a Studio Audience Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’

(ABC)

Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Martin Pasetta Jr., Sara Niimi
  • Stage Managers: John Esposito, Valdez Flagg, Alissa Levisohn Hoyo, Harvey Levine, Doug Tobin, Richard Silva, Jenny Nolan Bailey

This Mr. Burrows’ 22nd nomination. He is a ten-time nominee and two-time winner in the Comedy Series category for Cheers in 1982, 1983 (winner), 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990 (winner), 1991 and 1992. He won the DGA Award in 1993 for the pilot of Frasier. He was nominated in 1995 for Friends, “The One with the Birth,” in 1997 for the Dharma and Greg pilot, and for episodes of Will & Grace 1998-2003 and 2005, winning the award in 2000 for his direction of the episode “Lows in the Mid-Eighties.” In 2014, he received the DGA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Television Direction.

This is Mr. Fisher’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2013 for Jimmy Kimmel Live, “#13-1810.”


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SPIKE JONZE

Aziz Ansari: Right Now

(Netflix)

Mr. Jonze’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Chad Richard Nicholson
  • Stage Manager: Tate Nova

This is Mr. Jonze’s fifth DGA Award nomination. He is also nominated this year in the Commercials category for Dream It (Squarespace) and The New Normal (Medmen). He won the DGA Award for Commercials in 2018 for Welcome Home (Apple Homepod). He was previously nominated in that category in 2006 for Hello Tomorrow (Adidas), Penguin (Miller Beer) and Pardon Our Dust (Gap). He was also previously nominated for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award for Being John Malkovich in 1999.


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STAN LATHAN

Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones

(Netflix)

Mr. Lathan’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Myriam Leger
  • Stage Manager: Valdez Flagg

This is Mr. Lathan’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this same category in 2018 for Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin.


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LINDA MENDOZA

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal

(Netflix)

Ms. Mendoza’s Directorial Team:

  • Stage Manager: Arthur E. Lewis

This is Ms. Mendoza’s fourth DGA Award nomination. She was previously nominated in this category in 2017 for Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Celebrating David Letterman, in 2016 for Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House and in 2010 for Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Performance at The White House.


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GLENN WEISS

The 91st Annual Academy Awards

(ABC)

Mr. Weiss’ Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Eve Adair, Susan Kopensky, Lori Margules, Robin Mishkin Abrams, Sara Niimi, Michael Polito
  • Stage Managers: Gary Natoli, Rita Cossette, John Esposito, Valdez Flagg, Doug Fogel, Chris Hines, Alissa Levisohn Hoyo, Arthur Lewis, Roxanne Lozano, Ron Paul, Tammy Raab, Jason Seligman, Jackie Stathis, Cheryl Teetzel‑Moore, Debbie Williams, Ari Woog

This is Mr. Weiss’ 16th DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award in 2007, 2010 -2014, 2016 for the 61st, 64th, 65th, 66th, 67th, 68th and 70th Annual Tony Awards and in 2017 for the 89th Annual Academy Awards. He was also nominated in the Musical Variety category in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2018 for the 55th, 56th, 59th, 60th, 62nd and 72nd Annual Tony Awards. Additionally, Mr. Weiss was nominated in 2015 for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series, together with Rob Ashford, for Peter Pan Live!


DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Movies for Television and Limited Series

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

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AVA DuVERNAY

When They See Us

(Netflix)

Ms. DuVernay’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: John P. Fedynich, Amy Kaufman
  • First Assistant Director: H.H. Cooper
  • Second Assistant Director: Jamiyl Campbell
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Amrita Kundu
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Kyler Griffin
  • Location Manager: Charlynne J. Hopson

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


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VINCE GILLIGAN

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

(Netflix)

Mr. Gilligan’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Robin Le Chanu, Charles Newirth
  • First Assistant Director: John Wildermuth
  • Second Assistant Director: Katy Galow
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Nathan E. Davis
  • Additional Second Assistant Directors: Melissa Bosco‑Laude, Chad Goyette

This is Mr. Gilligan’s third DGA Award nomination. He previously won in the Dramatic Series category in 2013 for Breaking Bad, “Felina.” He was also nominated in 2011 for Breaking Bad, “Face Off.”


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THOMAS KAIL

Fosse/Verdon, “Nowadays”

(FX Networks)

Mr. Kail’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Erica Kay
  • First Assistant Director: Deanna Leslie Kelly
  • Second Assistant Director: Brad Robinson
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Billy Brennan, Findlay Zotter
  • Location Manager: Ryan Smith

This is Mr. Kail’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2016 with Alex Rudzinski for Grease Live!


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JOHAN RENCK

Chernobyl

(HBO)

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


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MINKIE SPIRO

Fosse/Verdon, “All I Care About Is Love”

(FX Networks)

Ms. Spiro’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Erica Kay
  • First Assistant Director: Marcos González Palma
  • Second Assistant Director: Steven Lafferty
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Billy Brennan, Findlay Zotter
  • Location Manager: Ryan Smith

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


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JESSICA YU

Fosse/Verdon, “Glory”

(FX Networks)

Ms. Yu’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Erica Kay
  • First Assistant Director: Deanna Leslie Kelly
  • Second Assistant Director: Brad Robinson
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Billy Brennan, Findlay Zotter
  • Location Manager: Ryan Smith

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



DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

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PAUL G. CASEY

Real Time With Bill Maher, “1730”

(HBO)

Mr. Casey’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Stacy Talbot
  • Stage Managers: Patrick Whitney, Brian Anderson

This is Mr. Casey’s sixth DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 for Real Time with Bill Maher, “Show #1633,” “Show #1527,” Show #1437,” “Show #1334” and “Show #1226.”


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NORA S. GERARD

CBS Sunday Morning, “40th Anniversary”

(CBS)

Ms. Gerard’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Jessica Frank, Kate D’Arcy Coleman, Patricia Long Finnegan, Jyll Phillips-Friedman, Catherine Liberatore Kay
  • Stage Managers: Mark Dicso, Brian McGuire

This is Ms. Gerard’s second DGA Award nomination. She was previously nominated in this category in 2016 for CBS Sunday Morning, “Charles Osgood Farewell Broadcast.”


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JIM HOSKINSON

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, “A. Ocasio-Cortez; Incubus”

(CBS)

Mr. Hoskinson’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Yvonne De Mare, Karen Yaeger
  • Stage Managers: Mark McKenna, Jeff Leib

This is Mr. Hoskinson’s seventh DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2018 for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, “Episode #480,” in 2017 for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, “Joe Biden/Elton John,” in 2016 for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, “Episode #0179” and in 2015, 2013 and 2007 for The Colbert Report episodes “11040,” “10004” and “3052.”


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DON ROY KING

Saturday Night Live, “E. Murphy; Lizzo”

(NBC)

Mr. King’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Michael Mancini, Michael Poole, Laura Ouziel-Mack
  • Stage Managers: Gena Rositano, Chris Kelly

This is Mr. King’s fourteenth DGA Award nomination. He previously won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in this category for Saturday Night Live episodes, “Adam Driver; Kanye West” in 2018, “Host: Jimmy Fallon” in 2017, “Host: Dave Chappelle” in 2016 and “Host: Justin Timberlake” in 2013. Mr. King also won the DGA Award for Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials for Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special in 2015. He was previously nominated for Saturday Night Live episodes in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, and in 2015 in the Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming category for the Saturday Night Live episode, “Host: Tracy Morgan/Musical Guest: Demi Lovato.”


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PAUL PENNOLINO, CHRISTOPHER WERNER

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, “SLAPP Suits”

(HBO)

Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Elliot Mendelson
  • Stage Managers: Mark McKenna, Craig Spinney, Tom Ucciferri

This is Mr. Pennolino’s fifth DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2018 and 2017 for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver episodes, “Italian Elections” and “French Elections” and in 2016 for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee “Episode #1030.” He was also nominated in 2017 in the Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials category for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Presents Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

This is Mr. Werner’s first DGA Award nomination


 

DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Reality Programs

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

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HISHAM ABED

Queer Eye, “Black Girl Magic”

(Netflix)

This is Mr. Abed’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2010 for The Hills, “Episode #601” and again in 2017 for the “Pilot” episode of Encore!


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JASON COHEN

Encore!, “Annie”

(Disney+)

Mr. Cohen’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Daniel Shultz

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


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JON FAVREAU

The Chef Show, “Hog Island”

(Netflix)

Mr. Favreau’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Annie Johnson

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


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ASHLEY S. GORMAN

First Responders Live, “103”

(FOX)

Mr. Gorman’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Don Frillici, Dara DiGerolamo, Ryan Neary, Leslie Vincent
  • Stage Manager: Roy Friedland

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


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PATRICK McMANUS

American Ninja Warrior,
“1116 Las Vegas National Finals Night 4”

(NBC)

Mr. McManus’ Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: David Massey, Sean Galvin
  • Stage Managers: Joseph R. Osborne, Wolfgang Delgado

This is Mr. McManus’ second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2018 for his American Ninja Warrior episode “Miami City Qualifiers.”


DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Children's Programs

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

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DEAN ISRAELITE

Are You Afraid of the Dark?, “Part One: Submitted for Your Approval”

(Nickelodeon)

Mr. Israelite’s Directorial Team:

  • First Assistant Director: Pete Whyte

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


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JACK JAMESON

Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Special

(HBO Documentary Films)

Mr. Jameson’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Yori Tondrowski, Ken Diego
  • Stage Managers: Frank Campagna, Phyllis Digilio-Kent, Shawn Havens, Theresa Anderson

This is Mr. Jameson’s second DGA Award nomination. He won the 2018 DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs for Sesame Street, “When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special.”


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LUKE MATHENY

Ghostwriter, “Ghost in Wonderland, Part 1”

(Apple TV+)

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


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AMY SCHATZ

Song of Parkland

(HBO Documentary Films)

This is Ms. Schatz’s eleventh DGA Award nomination. She has won five DGA Awards in this category for: An Apology to Elephants in 2013, A Child’s Garden of Poetry in 2011, Classical Baby (I’m Grown Up Now), “The Poetry Show” in 2008, ‘Twas the Night in 2001 and Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepy Time Tales in 1999. She was also nominated an additional five times in this category for Saving My Tomorrow, “Part 3” in 2015, Saving My Tomorrow, “Part 1 and 2” in 2014, Don’t Divorce Me! Kids’ Rules for Parents on Divorce in 2012, Hard Times for an American Girl: The Great Depression in 2009 and Through a Child’s Eyes: September 11, 2001 in 2002.


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BARRY SONNENFELD

A Series of Unfortunate Events, “Penultimate Peril: Part 1”

(Netflix)

This is Mr. Sonnenfeld’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this same category in 2018 for A Series of Unfortunate Events, “The Vile Village: Part 1.” He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series in 2007 for his pilot episode of Pushing Daisies, “Pie-Lette.”


 

DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Commercials

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

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FREDRIK BOND

(MJZ)

Lighter Than Air, HP Elite Dragonfly – Media Monks

  • Unit Production Manager: Line Postmyr
  • First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn

Take it Lightly, Coca-Cola Light – Ingo

Nap, iPhone - Apple

  • Unit Production Manager: Line Postmyr
  • First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn
  • Second Assistant Director: Heather Anderson

This is Mr. Bond’s ninth DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2018 for Harmony (Virgin TV), Take Them All On (BT Sport) and The Big Win (Confused.com); in 2016 for Dive (Apple) and World of Play (LG); in 2013 for Voyage (Heineken) and From the Future (Johnny Walker); in 2012 for Surfer (Puma) and Eternal Optimism (Budweiser); in 2011 for Date and The Entrance (Heineken); in 2008 for First Time (Levis) Fridge Magnet (Guinness) and Space (Carling); in 2007 for Aviator (JC Penney) and Straw (Milk); and in 2004 for Cherry and Jelly Fish (Three) and The Other Game (Nike-Euro).


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SPIKE JONZE

(MJZ)

Dream It, Squarespace – Squarespace

  • First Assistant Director: Thomas Smith

The New Normal, Medmen – Mekanism

  • First Assistant Director: Thomas Smith
  • Second Assistant Directors: David Marnell, Jeff Tavani

This is Mr. Jonze’s fifth DGA Award nomination. He is also nominated this year in the Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials category for Aziz Ansari: Right Now. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials in 2018 for Welcome Home (Apple Homepod). He was previously nominated in this category in 2006 for Hello Tomorrow (Adidas), Penguin (Miller Beer) and Pardon Our Dust (Gap). He was also previously nominated for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award for Being John Malkovich in 1999.


72nd DGA Awards Nominees
MARK MOLLOY

(SMUGGLER)

Underdogs, Apple – Apple

This is Mr. Molloy’s first DGA Award nomination


72nd DGA Awards Nominees
RIDLEY SCOTT

(RSA Films)

The Seven Worlds, Hennessy X.O. – DDB Paris

This is Mr. Scott’s fifth DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in the Theatrical Feature Film category in 1991 for Thelma and Louise, in 2000 for Gladiator, in 2001 for Black Hawk Down and in 2016 for The Martian. Mr. Scott was honored with the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Feature Film in 2017.


72nd DGA Awards Nominees
DOUGAL WILSON

(Furlined)

Train, AT&T – BBDO NY

  • First Assistant Director: Peter Kohn
  • Second Assistant Director: Aaron Fitzgerald

This is Mr. Wilson’s first DGA Award nomination


DGA Awards Medallion SmallOutstanding Directorial Achievement in
Documentary

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2019 are (in alphabetical order):

72nd DGA Awards Nominees
STEVEN BOGNAR and JULIA REICHERT

American Factory

(Netflix)

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

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


72nd DGA Awards Nominees
FERAS FAYYAD

The Cave

(National Geographic Documentary Films)

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


72nd DGA Awards Nominees
ALEX HOLMES

Maiden

(Sony Pictures Classics)

This is Mr. Holmes’ first DGA Award nomination.


72nd DGA Awards Nominees
LJUBOMIR STEFANOV & TAMARA KOTEVSKA

Honeyland

(Neon)

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

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


72nd DGA Awards Nominees
NANFU WANG and JIALING ZHANG

One Child Nation

(Amazon Studios)

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

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


Online Voting

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