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‘Light,’ ‘Children’ top DGA daytime nods

Sudsers, kids' shows tapped for 53rd Annual Awards

ABC’s “All My Children” and CBS’s “Guiding Light” took two nominations each for the Directors Guild of America awards for daytime serials, while Disney swept all five noms for top children’s program.

Jill Mitwell was tapped for her fifth nomination, all for ABC’s “One Life to Live.” She won the daytime serials award in 1993.

Bruce Barry received his fourth nomination, all for “Guiding Light.” His previous nods came in 1993, 1995 and 1996.

The other three nominees in the daytime category were Casey Childs for “Guiding Light,” Conal O’Brien for “All My Children” and Jo Anne Sedwick for “Guiding Light.”

The only repeat nominee in the children’s category was Kevin Hooks for Disney Channel’s “The Color of Friendship.” He was also tapped in 1988 for “Home Sweet Homeless” in the Dramatic Shows Daytime category.

Other children’s nominees were Greg Beeman for Disney Channel’s “Miracle in Lane 2,” William Dear for “Santa Who?” on ABC’s “Wonderful World of Disney,” Paul Hoen for “Take My Sister…Please” on Disney’s Channel’s “Even Stevens” and Sean McNamara for “Easy Way” on “Even Stevens.”

Winners will be announced at the 53rd Annual DGA Awards on March 10 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

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