DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials and Documentary for 2022

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January 10, 2023

Dramatic Series; Comedy Series; Movies for Television and Limited Series; Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming; Variety/Talk/News/Sports – Specials; Reality Programs; Children’s Programs; Commercials; and Documentary

Los Angeles – The Directors Guild of America today announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials and Documentary for 2022.

The winners will be announced at the 75th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

 

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Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Dramatic Series

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for 2022 are (in alphabetical order):

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JASON BATEMAN

Ozark, “A Hard Way To Go”

(Netflix)

Mr. Bateman’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Dana Scott, Patrick Markey
  • First Assistant Director: Townson Wells
  • Second Assistant Director: Jill Somers
  • Assistant Unit Production Manager: Jason Graham
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Sarah Gorczyk
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Evan Marsh 

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VINCE GILLIGAN

Better Call Saul, “Waterworks”

(AMC)

Mr. Gilligan’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Richard E. “Slab” Chapla Jr., James Powers
  • First Assistant Director: Angie Meyer
  • Second Assistant Director: Louis A. Lanni
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Magin Gomez
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Nathan E. Davis 

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SAM LEVINSON

Euphoria, “Stand Still Like the Hummingbird”

(HBO)

Mr. Levinson’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Will Greenfield
  • First Assistant Directors: Valerie Johnson, Sally Brunski
  • Second Assistant Directors: Cindy King, Colin Duffy
  • Second Second Assistant Director: James Chestnut
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Aaron Rose Leone 

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AOIFE McARDLE

Severance, “Hide and Seek”

(Apple TV+)

Ms. McArdle’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Kristyn Macready
  • First Assistant Directors: Ellen Parnett, Kit Bland
  • Second Assistant Directors: Sahar Shmolevitz, Melinda Ziyadat
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Kelsi Russell, Jack A. Birdsall
  • Additional Second Assistant Directors: Skylar Loraquette, Alexander Hirschl
  • Location Managers: Ryan Smith, Grace Kwon

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BEN STILLER

Severance, “The We We Are”

(Apple TV+)

Mr. Stiller’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Kristyn Macready
  • First Assistant Director: Marco Londoner
  • Second Assistant Director: Matt Lake
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Kelsi Russell, Justin Bischoff, Jack A. Birdsall
  • Location Managers: Ryan Smith, Grace Kwon 
 

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Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Comedy Series

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2022 are (in alphabetical order): 

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TIM BURTON

Wednesday, “Wednesday’s Child is Full of Woe”

(Netflix)

 

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BILL HADER

Barry, “710N”

(HBO)

Mr. Hader’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Aida Rodgers
  • First Assistant Director: Gavin Kleintop
  • Second Assistant Director: Erin Stern Linares
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Yarden Levo, Chalis Romero 

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AMY SHERMAN‑PALLADINO

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?”

(Amazon)

Ms. Sherman‑Palladino’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Dhana Rivera Gilbert, Meghan K. Wicker
  • First Assistant Director: Julie A. Bloom
  • Second Assistant Director: Lisa McPherson
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Lincoln Major, Peter Nix
  • Additional Second Assistant Directors: Cameron Boone, Conor Griff
  • Assistant Unit Production Managers: Nick Thomason, Luca Waldman
  • Location Managers: Amanda Burbank, Jose Guerrero 

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CHRISTOPHER STORER

The Bear, “Review”

(FX)

Mr. Storer’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Carrie Holt de Lama
  • First Assistant Director: Duccio Fabbri
  • Second Assistant Director: Dan Gutierrez
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Nicole McGovern
  • Location Manager: Maria C. Roxas 

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MIKE WHITE

The White Lotus, "Arrivederci"

(HBO)

Mr. White’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Mark Kamine
  • First Assistant Director: Justin Ritson
  • Second Assistant Director: Joe Landry
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Bobby Teten 
 

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Outstanding 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 2022 are (in alphabetical order):

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ERIC APPEL

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

(Roku Channel)

Mr. Appel’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Jason C. Brown
  • First Assistant Director: Emily Neumann
  • Second Assistant Director: Julie Cummings
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Oscar Flores

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DEBORAH CHOW

Obi‑Wan Kenobi

(Disney+)

Ms. Chow’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Thomas Hayslip, Susan McNamara
  • First Assistant Director: Katterli Frauenfelder
  • Second Assistant Director: Jeff Hubbard
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Isaac Mejia, Franny Stafford
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Alaina Neumann

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JEREMY PODESWA

Station Eleven, “Unbroken Circle”

(HBO Max)

Mr. Podeswa’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: David Nicksay
  • First Assistant Directors: Andrew Shea, Derek Peterson, Jennifer Wilkinson 

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HELEN SHAVER

Station Eleven, “Who’s There?”

(HBO Max)

Ms. Shaver’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: David Nicksay
  • First Assistant Director: Jennifer Wilkinson
  • Second Assistant Director: Anna Vogt

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TOM VERICA

Inventing Anna, “The Devil Wore Anna”

(Netflix)

Mr. Verica’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Brette Billow, Mary Kane (LA Unit)
  • First Assistant Directors: Dylan Hopkins, Marisia Moreno, Carol Vitkay (LA Unit)
  • Second Assistant Directors: Adam Bernard, Maggie Callis, Cara McCastlain Fisher (LA Unit)
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Pam Giangreco, Heidi Hinzman (LA Unit)
  • Location Manager: Kristin Dombroski 

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Outstanding 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 2022 are (in alphabetical order):

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PAUL G. CASEY

Real Time with Bill Maher, “Episode #2010”

(HBO)

Mr. Casey’s Directorial Team:

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

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JIM HOSKINSON

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, “Episode #1333”

(CBS)

Mr. Hoskinson’s Directorial Team:

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

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DAVID PAUL MEYER

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, “Brandi Carlile Discusses Her New Deluxe Album and Performs ‘You and Me on the Rock’”

(Comedy Central)

Mr. Meyer’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Adrienne Ford
  • Stage Managers: Bennymar Almonte, Jane DiBartolo 

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LIZ PATRICK

Saturday Night Live, “Host and Musical Guest Jack Harlow”

(NBC)

Ms. Patrick’s Directorial Team:

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

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PAUL PENNOLINO

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, “Afghanistan”

(HBO)

Mr. Pennolino’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Elliot Mendelson
  • Stage Managers: Jeff Leib, Mark McKenna, Craig Spinney 

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Outstanding 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 2022 are (in alphabetical order):

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IAN BERGER

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: Jordan Klepper Fingers the Globe ‑ Hungary for Democracy

(Comedy Central)

 

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HAMISH HAMILTON

Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show 2022

(NBC)

Mr. Hamilton’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Hayley Collett, Sara Niimi
  • Stage Managers: Gary Natoli, Jeffry Gitter, Karen Tasch Weiss, Donna Parker, Tammy Raab, Zachary Figures, Jackie Stathis, Johnny Pruitt, Jennifer Marquet 

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JAMES MERRYMAN

Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter

(ABC)

Mr. Merryman’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Lizz Zanin, Leslie Vincent
  • Stage Managers: Ron Paul, Jackie Paul, Jackie Stathis, Alissa Levisohn Hoyo, Jason Drew 

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MARCUS RABOY

Mark Twain Prize 2022: Celebrating Jon Stewart

(PBS)

Mr. Raboy’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Robin Mishkin Abrams, Kelly Hernacki
  • Stage Managers: Rhoda Gilmore, Doug Fogel, Annette Powlis 

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GLENN WEISS

The 75th Annual Tony Awards

(CBS)

Mr. Weiss’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Robin Abrams, Susan Kopensky, Ricky Kirshner
  • Stage Managers: Garry Hood, Bennymar Almonte, Phyllis Digilio, Peter Epstein, Andrew Feigin, Doug Fogel, Jeffry Gitter, Tyler Goldman, Arthur Lewis, Kevin Lishawa, Julie LoRusso, Seth Mellman, Jason Pacella, Jeffrey Pearl, Annette Powlis, Lauren Class Schneider, Eddie Valk 

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Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Reality Programs

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs for 2022 are (in alphabetical order):

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JOSEPH H. GUIDRY

The Big Brunch, “Carb Loading Brunch”

(HBO Max)

Mr. Guidry’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Sean P. Galvin
  • Stage Managers: Rachel Shimko, J.C. Babas, Winston Churchill, Patty Sosa 

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CARRIE HAVEL

The Go-Big Show, “Only One Can Win”

(TBS)

Ms. Havel’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Dara DiGerolamo
  • Stage Managers: Rafael Orozco, Linda Carizzo, Patricia Sosa, Greg Rosa, Ike Fuchs, Theresa Moio

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RICH KIM

Lego Masters, “Jurass-brick World”

(FOX)

Mr. Kim’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Ryan Bunnell
  • Stage Managers: Will Baker, Kevin Fletcher 

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MICHAEL SHEA

FBoy Island, “Do You Like Cats?”

(HBO Max)

Mr. Shea’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Tori Himes
  • Stage  Managers: J.C. Babas, Sarah Pietras

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BEN SIMMS

Running Wild with Bear Grylls, “Florence Pugh in the Volcanic Rainforests of Costa Rica”

(National Geographic Channel)

Mr. Simms’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Director: Sara Brown 

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Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Children's Programs

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs for 2022 are (in alphabetical order):

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TIM FEDERLE

Better Nate Than Ever

(Disney+)

Mr. Federle’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Guy Efrat, Pamela Thur
  • First Assistant Director: Danielle Rigby
  • Second Assistant Director: Brad Robinson
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Billy Brennan
  • Additional Second Assistant Directors: Annie Tompkins, Jes Norris
  • Location Manager: Michael Buonanno

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BONNIE HUNT

Amber Brown, “I, Amber Brown”

(Apple TV+)

Ms. Hunt’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Jeff T. Miller
  • First Assistant Director: Troy Rohovit
  • Second Assistant Director: Cody Harbaugh
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Rachel Moceri

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DEAN ISRAELITE

Are You Afraid of the Dark?, “The Tale of Room 13”

(Nickelodeon)

Mr. Israelite’s Directorial Team:

  • First Assistant Director: Sinan Saber
  • Second Assistant Director: Ashley Bell 

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MICHAEL LEMBECK

Snow Day: The Musical

(Paramount+)

Mr. Lembeck’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Jules Kovisars 

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ANNE RENTON

Best Foot Forward, “Halloween”

(Apple TV+)

Ms. Renton’s Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Lance W. Lanfear
  • First Assistant Director: Nandi Bowe
  • Second Assistant Director: Susie Balaban
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Tim Neven

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Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Commercials

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for 2022 are (in alphabetical order):

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JUAN CABRAL

(MJZ)

For All Life’s Moments, John Lewis — adam&eveDDB

  • First Assistant Director: Ben Glickman

Share the Joy, Apple AirPods  TBWA\Media Arts Lab 


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KIM GEHRIG

(Somesuch, Inc.)

Accessibility, Apple  Apple (Direct)

  • First Assistant Director: Michael Estrella
  • Second Assistant Director: Brian Steffen
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Shauna Frontera

Run Baby Run, iPhone  Apple (Direct)

  • First Assistant Director: Matias Nilsson
  • Second Assistant Director: Carl Jackson
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Michael Paulson

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CRAIG GILLESPIE

(MJZ)

Hard Knocks, Apple Watch Series 7 — Apple

  • First Assistant Director: Christian Van Fleet

Problem, Jimmy John’s — Anomaly

  • First Assistant Director: Christian Van Fleet
  • Second Assistant Director: Greg Moutran
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Christopher Maltauro

Thrill Driver, Nissan — TBWA\Chiat\Day NY

  • First Assistant Director: Francois Caillaud
  • Second Assistant Director: Rob Topp
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Michael Dudley 

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DAVID SHANE

(O Positive, LLC)

Detectives, iPhone 13 Pro —  Apple

  • First Assistant Director: Greg McCollum
  • Second Assistant Director: Heidi Vanderjagt

Smile, ITVX — Uncommon

Traffic Stop, Native — M/H 


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IVAN ZACHARIÁŠ

(SMUGGLER)

Data Auction, iPhone — TBWA\ Media Arts Lab

This Is How We Work Now, Upwork — Alto

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Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Documentary

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2022 are (in alphabetical order):

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SARA DOSA

Fire of Love

(National Geographic Documentary Films)

 

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MATTHEW HEINEMAN

Retrograde

(National Geographic Documentary Films)

 

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LAURA POITRAS

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

(NEON)

 

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DANIEL ROHER

Navalny

(Warner Bros. Pictures/CNN Films/HBO Max)

 

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SHAUNAK SEN

All That Breathes

(HBO/HBO Max)

 

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For a complete list of nominations in all categories, please visit the Awards section.


The Theatrical Feature Film and First-Time Feature Film nominees for the
75th Annual DGA Awards will be announced on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.
The winners in all categories will be announced at the
75th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, February 18, 2023.

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