DGA studies up on ‘Anatomy’

Guild includes reality category for the first time

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Directors Guild of America members have tapped ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” with two nominations each in primetime TV series awards categories.

The DGA noms, announced Wednesday, also included nods for DGA president Michael Apted for HBO’s “Rome” and James Burrows for NBC’s “Will and Grace,” his 21st nomination.

Winners will be announced Jan. 28 at the DGA’s 58th annual awards gala at the Century Plaza. Guild also announced nods for reality shows for the first time along with musical variety, daytime and children’s programming, with HBO and ABC taking six nominations each, followed by CBS and NBC with five each, Showtime with three, Disney Channel and PBS with two each, and Comedy Central and Fox with one each.

Drama series nods went to Apted for “The Stolen Eagle” episode of “Rome,” Peter Horton for “A Hard Day’s Night” for “Grey’s Anatomy,” Jeff Melman for “In to You Like a Train” for “Grey’s Anatomy,” Paris Barclay for “Three Stories” for Fox’s “House” and Alan Ball for “Everyone’s Waiting” for HBO’s “Six Feet Under.” It was Barclay’s sixth nomination, while Apted and Ball scored their third nods.

Comedy series noms went to Bur-rows for the “Alive and Schticking” episode of “Will & Grace,” Marc Buckland for the pilot for NBC’s “My Name Is Earl,” Larry Charles for “The End” on “Curb,” Bryan Gordon for “Korean Bookie” on “Curb” and Julian Farino for “Exodus” on HBO’s “Entourage.” It was Gordon’s third nom and Charles’ second, all for “Curb.”

DGA members excluded ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” and “Lost,” the most recent winners of series directing Emmys. Last year’s DGA winners were the final episode of HBO’s “Sex and the City” and its pilot episode of “Deadwood.”

In musical variety, noms went to Matthew Diamond for PBS’ “Great Performances: Dance in America,” Jerry Foley for CBS’ “Late Show With David Letterman,” Louis J. Horvitz for ABC’s “77th Annual Academy Awrds,” Chuck O’Neill for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” Alan Skog for PBS’ “Live From Lincoln Center: Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit” and Glenn Weiss for CBS’ “The 59th Annual Tony Awards.” It was Horvitz’s 12th nomination, the seventh for Foley, the fifth for Diamond and the third for O’Neill and Weiss.

In reality, nods went to Ross Breitenbach for ABC’s “Brat Camp,” Tony Cross for NBC’s “Three Wishes,” Star Price for Showtime’s “Penn & Teller: Bullshit!,” J. Rupert Thompson for NBC’s “Fear Factor” and Bertram Van Munster for CBS’ “The Amazing Race.”

Daytime noms went to Larry Carpenter for ABC’s “One Life to Live,” Owen Renfroe for ABC’s “General Hospital,” Herbert Stein for NBC’s “Days of Our Lives,” Michael Stitch for CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” and Ellen Wheeler for CBS’ “The Guiding Light.” Stitch has received seven noms while Carpenter has three and Stein has two.

Children’s nods went to Chris Eyre for Showtime’s “Edge of America,” Ellen Goosenberg Kent for HBO’s “I Have Tourette’s but Tourette’s Doesn’t Have Me,” David Jackson for Disney Channel’s “Buffalo Dreams,” Sean McNamara for Disney Channel’s “That’s So Raven” and Jessica Sharzer for Showtime’s “Speak.” It was McNamara’s fourth nom.

And the nominees are…

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series Night:

Michael Apted, “Rome” – “The Stolen Eagle”
Alan Ball, “Six Feet Under” – “Everyone’s Waiting”
Paris Barclay, “House” – “Three Stories”
Peter Horton, “Grey’s Anatomy” – “A Hard Day’s Night”
Jeff Melman, “Grey’s Anatomy” – “In To You Like A Train”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series:

Marc Buckland, “My Name is Earl” – “Pilot”
James Burrows, “Will and Grace” – “Alive and Schtiking”
Larry Charles, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” – “The End”
Julian Farino, “Entourage” – “Exodus”
Bryan Gordon, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” – “Korean Bookie”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety:

Matthew Diamond, “Great Performances: Dance in America Swan Lake with American Ballet Theater”
Jerry Foley, “Late Show with David Letterman” – “Show #2452”
Louis J. Horvitz, “The 77th Annual Academy Awards”
Alan Skog, “Live from Lincoln Center – Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit”
Glenn Weiss, “The 59th Annual Tony Awards”
Chuck O’Neil, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs:

Ross Breitenbach, “Brat Camp” – “Episode #104”
Tony Croll, “Three Wishes” – “Episode #1, Pilot”
Star Price, “Penn & Teller: Bullshit!” – “Circumcision”
J. Rupert Thompson, “Fear Factor” – “Heist Fear Factor, Season 6 Premiere”
Bertram Van Munster, “The Amazing Race” – “Episode #805”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials:

Larry Carpenter, “One Life to Live” – “Episode #9385”
Owen Renfroe, “General Hospital” – “Episode #10914”
Herbert Stein, Albert Alarr – “Days of Our Lives” – “Episode #10090”
Micheal Stich, “The Bold and the Beautiful” – “Episode #4623”
Ellen Wheeler, “Guiding Light” – “Episode #14696”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs

Chris Eyre, “Edge of America”
Ellen Goosenberg Kent, “I Have Tourette’s, But Tourette’s Doesn’t Have Me”
David Jackson, “Buffalo Dreams”
Sean McNamara, “That’s So Raven” – “Country Cousin #336”
Jessica Sharzer, “Speak”

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