×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

NBC leads list of DGA TV nods

NBC dominated the first round of this year’s television award nominations from the Directors Guild of America, capturing six of the nine nods for directorial achievement, while CBS took the remaining three. ABC was shut out.

Castle Rock’s “Seinfeld” on NBC took two of the three bids in the comedy category. Nominated were one of the show’s stars, Jason Alexander, for directing “The Good Samaritan” episode, and Tom Cherones for “The Contest.”

Producer/director James Burrows rounded out the category with a “Cheers” episode, “An Old-Fashioned Wedding.”

In the dramatic series category, CBS’ “Northern Exposure” hooked two noms: producer Rob Thompson for the “Cicely” episode and Michael Fresco for “Thanksgiving.”

Roy Campanella II received the third nomination for an episode of NBC’s “I’ll Fly Away” titled “The Way Things Are.”

Directors nominated for their work on daytime soaps were Kenn R. Herman, NBC’s “Days of Our Lives”; Frank Pacelli, “The Young and the Restless” (CBS) and Susan C. Strickler, NBC’s “Another World.”

More to come

The remainder of nominations, including public television and longform specials, will be announced at the end of the week.

The 45th annual DGA Awards banquet will be held March 6 at the Beverly Hilton.

As always, the DGA lists the entire directorial unit in making its nominations:

COMEDY

“Seinfeld,””The Good Samaritan”: Jason Alexander, director; Joan Van Horn, first assistant director; Jason Saville, second assistant director; David Trainor, technical coordinator.

“Cheers,””An Old-Fashioned Wedding”: James Burrows, director; Linda McMurray, unit production manager; Brian Ellis, first assistant director; Steve Pomeroy, second assistant director; Rick Beren, technical coordinator.

“Seinfeld,””The Contest”: Tom Cherones, director; Joan Van Horn, first assistant director and unit production manager; Jason Saville, second assistant director; David Trainor, tech coordinator.

DRAMATIC SERIES, NIGHT

“I’ll Fly Away,””The Way Things Are”: Roy Campanella II, director; Jim Davis, unit production manager; Dick Feury, first assistant director; Karen Collins, second assistant director.

“Northern Exposure,””Thanksgiving”: Michael Fresco, director; Bruce Shureley, unit production manager; Jim Charleston, first assistant director; Bob Loeser, second assistant director.

“Northern Exposure,””Cicely”: Rob Thompson, director; Jack Terry, unit production manager; Pat McKee, first assistant director; Bob Loeser, second assistant director.

DAYTIME SERIALS

“Days of Our Lives”: Kenn R. Herman, director; Roger W. Inman, associate director; Joseph H. Lumer, Gary Wente, stage managers; David Kohn, Scott Carpenter, Debbie Barrows, production associates.

“The Young and the Restless”: Frank Pacelli, director; Kathryn Foster, Betty Rothenberg, associate directors; Donald Jacob, Randally Hill, Niles Goodsite, stage managers; Robbin Masick Phillips, Amy Rojas, production associates.

“Another World”: Susan C. Strickler, director; Mary Madeiras, associate director; Cindy Flood Jacobsen, Arthur Lewis, Dennis Cameron, stage managers; Karen Wilkens, production associate.

More TV

  • Melissa McCarthy as "Lee Israel" and

    WGA Awards 2019: 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?,' 'Eighth Grade' Win Screenplay Awards

    In a pair of upsets, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” has won the Writers Guild of America’s adapted screenplay award for Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty and Bo Burnham has won the original screenplay award for “Eighth Grade.” “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” based on the memoir of the late Lee Israel, topped the screenplays [...]

  • 50 Cent Power

    NYPD Officer Under Investigation for Allegedly Telling Police to Shoot 50 Cent 'on Sight'

    A New York City precinct commander is under investigation for allegedly telling officers to shoot rapper 50 Cent on sight, a police rep confirmed to Variety on Sunday. “The matter is under internal review,” an NYPD rep said, declining to answer further questions. Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez is accused of telling officers during a June 7 roll [...]

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Among Cinema Audio Society Winners

    Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” won the Cinema Audio Society’s top prize for sound mixing at Saturday night’s 55th annual CAS Awards. The film is Oscar-nominated for sound mixing this year along with “Black Panther,” “First Man,” “Roma” and “A Star Is Born.” In a surprise over heavy-hitters “Incredibles 2” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Wes [...]

  • Marvelous Mrs Maisel Vice

    'Vice,' 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Lead Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Winners

    Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice,” starring Oscar nominees Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell, won two awards at the sixth annual Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Saturday night. The film won for best period and/or character makeup as well as special makeup effects. “Mary Queen of Scots” received the prize for period [...]

  • Jussie Smollett Good Morning America

    Jussie Smollett Angrily Denies Complicity in Attack

    Attorneys for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett issued a statement Saturday denying that he orchestrated his Jan. 29 assault, and saying he is “angered” and “devastated” by recent developments in the case. Chicago police want to interview Smollett, after learning new evidence from two Nigerian brothers who were released on Friday night. Local media outlets have [...]

  • Jussie Smollett Empire

    Chicago Police Want to Talk to Jussie Smollett as New Evidence Emerges

    Chicago police are seeking to re-interview “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, after new evidence emerged in his alleged assault. Smollett has claimed that two men attacked him at 2 a.m. on Jan. 29, yelled racial and homophobic slurs, poured bleach on him, and put a noose around his neck. The Chicago Police Department has consistently said [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content