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The DGA Awards season went into high gear on January 21, 2003, when Directors Guild of America President Martha Coolidge announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2002.

Nominees for other DGA categories were announced over subsequent weeks. The winners were named at the 55th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 1, 2003, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

(See table of contents below for all the
DGA Award nominees in alphabetical order)


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DGA announces winners of 2002 Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards & Recipients of DGA 2003 Lifetime Achievement Awards - (March 02, 2003)
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STEPHEN DALDRY
STEPHEN DALDRY

THE HOURS

(Studio: Paramount Pictures and Miramax Films)

Mr. Daldry's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Jo Burn, Michael Dreyer
  • Unit Production Manager (U.S. Unit): James Bigwood
  • First Assistant Directors: Nick Heckstall-Smith, Martin Harrison
  • First Assistant Director (U.S. Unit): Stephen Lee Davis
  • Second Assistant Director: George Walker
  • Second Assistant Directors (U.S. Unit): Jennifer Truelove, Kellie Jo Tackett
  • Second Second Assistant Director (U.S. Unit): Peggy Jean Robinson

This is Mr. Daldry's first DGA nomination.


PETER JACKSON
PETER JACKSON

THE LORD OF THE RINGS:
THE TWO TOWERS

(Studio: New Line Cinema)

Mr. Jackson's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Managers: Nikolas Korda, Zane Weiner
  • First Assistant Director: Carolynne Cunningham
  • Key Second Assistant Director: Guy Campbell
  • Second Assistant Director: Marc Ashton

This is Mr. Jackson's second DGA nomination. He was nominated last year for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.


ROB MARSHALL

ROB MARSHALL

CHICAGO

(Studio: Miramax Films)

Mr. Marshall's Directorial Team:

  • Production Manager: Joyce Kozy King
  • First Assistant Director: Myron Hoffert
  • Second Assistant Director: Grant Lucibello

This is Rob Marshall's first DGA Feature Film Nomination.


ROMAN POLANSKI

ROMAN POLANSKI

THE PIANIST

(Studio: Focus Features)

Mr. Polanski's Directorial Team:

  • First Assistant Director: Ralph Remstedt

This is Mr. Polanski's third DGA nomination. He was nominated in 1968 for Rosemary's Baby and in 1974 for Chinatown.


MARTIN SCORSESE

MARTIN SCORSESE

GANGS OF NEW YORK

(Studio: Miramax Films)

Mr. Scorsese's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Michael Hausman
  • First Assistant Director: Joseph Reidy
  • Second Assistant Director: Chris Surgent
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Douglas Plasse

This is Mr. Scorsese's fifth DGA nomination. He was nominated in 1976 for Taxi Driver, in 1980 for Raging Bull, in 1990 for Goodfellas and in 1993 for Age of Innocence.

JULIE DASH

JULIE DASH

The Rosa Parks Story

(CBS)

Ms. Dash's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Susan V. McConnell
  • First Assistant Director: Barbara D'Alessandro
  • Second Assistant Director: Robin Jorden

This is Ms. Dash's first DGA nomination.


HOWARD DEUTCH
HOWARD DEUTCH

Gleason

(CBS)

This is Mr. Deutch's first DGA nomination.


JOHN FRANKENHEIMER

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER

Path To War

(HBO)

Mr. Frankenheimer's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Udi Nedivi
  • First Assistant Director: James Sbardellati
  • Second Assistant Director: Peter Merwin
  • Second Second Assistant Directors: Brent Clark, Carrie Rudolf

This is John Frankenheimer's fourth DGA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies For Television Nomination. He was previously nominated for Against the Wall in 1994; Andersonville in 1996; and again in 1997 for George Wallace. Frankenheimer passed away July 6, 2002.


MICK JACKSON

MICK JACKSON

Live From Baghdad

(HBO)

Mr. Jackson's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: Charles Skouras III
  • First Assistant Director: Mary Ellen Woods
  • Second Assistant Director: Kristen M. Ploucha
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Sally Sue Beisel

This is Jackson's third DGA Nomination. He was previously nominated in 1995 for Indictment: The McMartin Trial, and again in 1999 for Tuesdays With Morrie, both of which garnered him the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies For Television.


RICHARD LONCRAINE

RICHARD LONCRAINE

The Gathering Storm

(HBO)

Mr. Loncraine's Directorial Team:

  • Unit Production Manager: James Bigwood

This is Mr. Loncraine's first DGA nomination.

DANIEL ATTIAS

"Back to the Garden" Six Feet Under - HBO

  • Unit Production Manager: Robert Del Valle
  • First Assistant Director: Alan Connell
  • Second Assistant Director: Scottie Gissel
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Cara McCastlain
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Edward Kalpa

This is Attias' second DGA Nomination. He was nominated in 1999 for the Sopranos episode, "46 Long."


PARIS BARCLAY

"Debate Camp" The West Wing - NBC

  • Unit Production Manager: Dylan Massin
  • First Assistant Director: Andrew Bernstein
  • Second Assistant Director: Adam Ben Frank
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Cary Jones
  • DGA Trainee: Brian Cox

This is Barclay's fifth DGA Nomination. He received his first nomination in 1996 for the ER episode, "Ask Me No Questions, I'll Tell You No Lies." In 1998 he received the nomination and the DGA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series Night Award for the NYPD Blue episode, "Heart And Souls." He received his most recent nominations for The West Wing episodes, " The Portland Trip" in 2000 and "The Indians in the Lobby" in 2001.


ALEX GRAVES

"Posse Comitatus" The West Wing - NBC

  • Unit Production Manager: Neal Ahern
  • First Assistant Director: Andrew Bernstein
  • Second Assistant Director: Catherine Bond
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Robert Skidmore
  • DGA Trainee: Craig Amendola

This is Graves' first DGA Nomination.


JOHN PATTERSON

"Whitecaps" The Sopranos - HBO

  • Unit Production Manager: Scott Hornbacher
  • First Assistant Director: Michael DeCasper
  • Second Assistant Director: Kristin Cameron-Bernstein
  • Second Second Assistant Director: John Silvestri
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Mikki Ziska

This is Patterson's second DGA Nomination. His first nomination was in 2000 for The Sopranos episode, "Funhouse."


TIM VAN PATTEN

"Whoever Did This" The Sopranos - HBO

  • Unit Production Manager: Henry Bronchtein
  • First Assistant Director: Michael DeCasper
  • Second Assistant Director: Kristin Cameron-Bernstein
  • Second Second Assistant Director: John Silvestri

This is Van Patten's first DGA Nomination.

JAMES BURROWS

"Marry Me A Little" Will & Grace - NBC

  • Unit Production Manager: Tim Kaiser
  • First Assistant Director: Dale White
  • Second Assistant Director: Caryn Rae Shick
  • Technical Coordinator: Russell D. Sherman

This is Burrows' nineteenth DGA Nomination. The Four-time DGA Award winner received his first nomination in 1981 for the Taxi episode "Jim the Psychic." He was a ten-time nominee and two-time winner for Cheers in 1982, 1983 (winner), 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990 (winner), 1991 and 1992. He won the DGA Award again in 1993 for directing the pilot of Frasier, and in 1995 was nominated for the Friends episode, "The One With the Birth." He received the Nomination in 1997 for the pilot for Dharma and Greg, and from 1998-2001 he was nominated for Will & Grace, winning the award in 2000 for his direction of the episode, "Lows in the Mid-Eighties."


LARRY CHARLES

"The Nanny From Hell" Curb Your Enthusiasm - HBO

  • Associate Directors: Dale Stern, Tim Gibbons
  • Stage Manager: Jonathan Harris

This is Charles' first DGA Nomination.


BRYAN GORDON

"Special Section" Curb Your Enthusiasm - HBO

  • Associate Directors: Dale Stern, Tim Gibbons
  • Stage Manager: Jonathan Harris

This is Gordon's first DGA Nomination.


MICHAEL PATRICK KING

"Plus One is the Loneliest Number" Sex and The City - HBO

  • Unit Production Manager: Jane Raab
  • First Assistant Director: Bettiann Fishman
  • Second Assistant Director: Peter Soldo
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Andrea O'Connor

This is King's second DGA Nomination. He was nominated last year for the Sex and The City episode, "The Real Me."


DAVID STEINBERG

"Mary, Joseph & Larry" Curb Your Enthusiasm - HBO

  • Associate Directors: Dale Stern, Tim Gibbons
  • Stage Manager: Jonathan Harris

This is Steinberg's third DGA Award Nomination. He was nominated in 1996 for the Mad About You episode, "The Finale Part 2 & 3," and in 1991 for the Seinfeld episode, "The Tape."

MARTY CALLNER

Robin Williams Live On Broadway - HBO

  • Associate Director: James Tanker
  • Stage Manager: Randall Gladstein

This is Callner's second DGA Award Nomination. He was nominated in 1998 for Jerry Seinfeld "I'm Telling You For The Last Time" Live on Broadway.


MATTHEW DIAMOND

From Broadway: Fosse
Great Performances: Dance in America
- PBS

  • Associate Director: Rae Kraus, Kenneth Diego
  • Stage Manager: Henry Neimark

This is Diamond's third DGA Award Nomination for this category. He received his first nomination in 1995 for Some Enchanted Evening, Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein, which won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety. He was nominated again in 1998 for Savion Glover - Stomp, Slide & Swing in Performance in The White House.


JERRY FOLEY

Late Show with David Letterman #1876 - CBS

  • Associate Directors: Randi Grossack, Jessica Santini, Louise Galante, Charles Dyer
  • Stage Managers: James "Biff" Henderson, Frank Comito, Arthur "Corky" Ramirez

This is Foley's fifth consecutive DGA Award Nomination, all for The Late Show With David Letterman. He was nominated in 1998 for episode # 958, in 1999 for episode #1294, in 2000 for episode #1527, and last year for episode #1634.


LOUIS J. HORVITZ

The 74th Annual Academy Awards - ABC

  • Associate Directors: James Tanker, Mike Polito, Kathleen Fortine, Richard A. Preuss, Sharon Taylor, John M. Best, Timothy Kettle
  • Stage Managers: Garry W. Hood, Denny Barry, Steve Burgess, Rita Cossette, John Esposito, Valdez Flagg, Gary Natoli, Dency Nelson, Vincent Poxon, Jason Seligman, Robert Sellers Jr., Doug Smith, Kenneth Stein, David Wader, Debbie Williams

This is Horvitz's ninth DGA Award Nomination. He received his first nomination in 1985 for Live Aid Concert. He was nominated again in 1993 for The Kennedy Center Honors, in 1995 for Sinatra: 80 Years My Way, and in 1997 for The Kennedy Center Honors, which took home the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety. He received his next three DGA Nominations for the 70th Annual Academy Awards, the 71st Annual Academy Awards and the 72nd Annual Academy Awards. He received the DGA Nomination again last year for The Kennedy Center Honors.


GLENN WEISS

The 56th Annual Tony Awards - CBS

  • Associate Directors: Gregg Gelfand, Robin Abrams Mishkin
  • Stage Managers: Garry W. Hood, Andrew Feigin, Jeffry Gitter, Arthur Lewis, Peter Epstein, Lauren Schneider, Annette Powlis, Henry Neimark, Nancy Kolomitz

This is Weiss' second DGA Nomination. He received his first nomination last year for The 55th Annual Tony Awards.

LARRY CARPENTER

One Life To Live, (Episode #8655) - ABC

  • Associate Directors: Tracy Casper, Mary Ryan, Danielle Faraldo
  • Stage Managers: Alan P. Needleman, Richard A. Manfredi
  • Production Assistants: Teresa Cicala, Anthony J. Wilkinson

This is Carpenter's first DGA Nomination.


SCOTT McKINSEY

Port Charles, (Episode #1433) - ABC

  • Associate Directors: Jeff Rabin, Jo Ann Smith
  • Stage Managers: Michele Azenzer, Jay Zabriskie, Craig McManus, Susan Diamant-Neigher, Lisa Winther Huston
  • Production Associates: Lisa Kaseff, Lisabeth Markman, Marika Kushel

This is McKinsey's fourth DGA Nomination. His previous nominations, all for his direction of General Hospital, were received in 1995, 1996, and again in 1997 when he won the DGA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials Award.


JILL MITWELL

One Life To Live, (Episode #8691) - ABC

  • Associate Directors: Danielle Faraldo, Paul S. Glass
  • Stage Managers: Alan P. Needleman, Richard A. Manfredi
  • Production Assistant: Teresa Cicala

This is Mitwell's sixth DGA Nomination, all of which have been received for her direction of One Life To Live. The two-time DGA Award winner received her first nomination and DGA Award in 1993, and subsequent nominations in 1996, 1998, 1999, and again in 2000, when she won her second DGA Award.


MICHAEL STICH

The Bold and the Beautiful, (Episode #3948) - CBS

  • Associate Director: Jennifer Hodill
  • Stage Manager: Laura Yale, Douglas Jon Hayden

This is Stich's sixth DGA Nomination, all of which have been received for his direction of The Bold and the Beautiful. The two-time DGA Award winner received his first nomination and DGA Award in 1991, and subsequent nominations in 1993, 1994 (when he earned his second DGA Award), 1996, and again last year.


FRANK VALENTINI

One Life To Live, (Episode #8656 - ABC

  • Associate Director: Tracy Casper
  • Stage Managers: Alan P. Needleman, Richard A. Manfredi
  • Production Assistant: Teresa Cicala

This is Valentini's first DGA Nomination.

GREG BEEMAN

A Ring Of Endless Light - The Disney Channel

This is Beeman's second DGA Nomination. He received his first nomination in 2000 for Miracle in Lane 2, which took home the DGA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs Award.


THOM EBERHARDT

I Was A Teenage Faust - Showtime

This is Eberhardt's first DGA Nomination.


GUY FERLAND

Bang Bang You're Dead - Showtime

This is Ferland's first DGA Nomination.


GREGORY HOBSON

"Band On The Roof," Even Stevens - The Disney Channel

  • Unit Production Manager: David Brookwell
  • First Assistant Director: David V. Rimer
  • Second Assistant Director: Aaron Penn

This is Hobson's first DGA Nomination.


AMY SCHATZ

Through A Child's Eyes: September 11, 2001 - HBO

This is Schatz's third DGA Nomination. She was nominated for her direction of Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepy Time Tales in 1999 and 'Twas The Night, last year, both of which took home the DGA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs Award.

DANTE ARIOLA
DANTE ARIOLA

Production Company: Morton Jankel Zander

"Signs" - Sony Playstation 2 - TBWA/Chiat/Day

  • First Assistant Directors: Thomas Patrick Smith, Travis Gold

"Cheese" - Buddy Lee - Fallon Worldwide

  • First Assistant Director: Gregory McCollum

"Butcher" - Bank of America - Bozell/NY

  • First Assistant Director: Scott Javine
  • Second Assistant Director: John Morse
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Stuart Hagen
  • Additional Second Assistant Director: Brad Ewing

This is Ariola's second DGA Award nomination. He received his first DGA nomination in 2000 for "Tickets" (Hewlett Packard); "Taxi"(Hewlett Packard); and, "Elephant" (Nike).


LESLIE DEKTOR
LESLIE DEKTOR

Production Company: Dektor Film

"Crazy Love" - American Express - Ogilvy & Mather

  • Unit Production Manager: Marc Siegel
  • First Assistant Director: Chris Berger
  • Second Assistant Director: Don Julien
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Nancy Fulton Rogers

"Rent or Food" - America's Second Harvest - Euro RSCG McConnaughy Tatham

  • Unit Production Manager: Marc Siegel
  • First Assistant Director: Chris Berger
  • Second Assistant Directors: Phil Swiadon, Russell Sher

"Lady Liberty" - Verizon - McGarry Bowen

  • Unit Production Manager: Marc Siegel
  • First Assistant Director: Chris Berger
  • Second Assistant Director: Don Julien
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Kathryn Shertzer

Dektor has been nominated for the DGA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials thirteen times, and has won the Award twice. He won in 1992 for "Elevator" (American Express),"Missed the Bus" (U.S. West), "Truth" (So. California Edison), and "Second Generation" (Bank Of America); he won again in 2000 for "Run Home" (Idea Exchange), "The Check" (Pocketcard) and "New Eyes" (Idea Exchange).


CRAIG GILLESPIE

CRAIG GILLESPIE

Production Company: Morton Jankel Zander

"Treadmill" - Citibank - Fallon McElligott

  • Unit Production Managers: Brian Latt, Susan Levin
  • First Assistant Director: Ken Gilbert
  • Second Assistant Director: David Welch

"Snake Bite" - Holiday Inn Express - Fallon Worldwide

  • Unit Production Manager: Brian Latt
  • First Assistant Director: Ken Gilbert
  • Second Assistant Director: David Welch
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Brad Ewing

"Cops" - Chevy - Campbell-Ewald

  • Unit Production Managers: Brian Latt, Susan Levin
  • First Assistant Director: Ken Gilbert
  • Second Assistant Director: David Welch

"Coffee Machine" - SBC - Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

  • Unit Production Manager: Susan Levin
  • First Assistant Director: Ken Gilbert
  • Second Assistant Director: David Welch

"Suki" - EDS - Fallon McElligott

  • First Assistant Director: Ken Gilbert
  • Second Assistant Director: David Welch

This is Gillespie's second DGA Award nomination. He was nominated last year for "Kiss Reunion" (Holiday Inn Express); "Welcome Wagon" (SBC); "Delivery Room" (Citibank); "College Tuition" (Citibank); and "Plumber" (Ameritech).


NOAM MURRO

NOAM MURRO

Production Company: Biscuit Filmworks

"Sheet Metal" - Saturn - Goodby, Silverstein & Partners/SF

  • First Assistant Director: Gary Fiel
  • Second Assistant Director: Robert Kay
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Craig Eisenberg

"Do It eBay"- eBay - Goodby, Silverstein & Partners/SF

  • First Assistant Director: Gary Fiel
  • Second Assistant Director: Domonic Mandy

"Pick" - E Trade - Goodby, Silverstein & Partners/SF
"Pitch" - E Trade - Goodby, Silverstein & Partners/SF

  • First Assistant Director: Gary Fiel
  • Second Assistant Director: Robert Kay

This is Murro's first DGA Nomination.


BAKER SMITH

BAKER SMITH

Production Company: harvest films

"Black Bands" - Canal + - Euro RSCG BETC

  • First Assistant Director: Brad Stevenson

"Lightning" - Fox Sports - Cliff Freeman & Partners

  • First Assistant Director: Gary Fiel
  • Second Assistant Directors: Patrick Farrell, Robert Kay

"Wind" - Fox Sports - Cliff Freeman & Partners

  • First Assistant Director: Brad Stevenson
  • Second Assistant Directors: Patrick Farrell, Robert Kay

"Clown" - Mini BMW Cooper - Crispin Porter Bogusky

  • First Assistant Director: Brad Stevenson
  • Second Assistant Director: Christian Van Fleet

"Visigoths" - Canal + - Euro RSCG BETC

  • First Assistant Director: Brad Stevenson

This is Smith's second DGA Nomination. He was nominated last year for "Asylum" (Toshiba), "Nail Gun" (Fox Sports), "Cheryl 'n Me" (Lucky Magazine), and "Birth Of Scratching" (Heineken).

CHUCK BRAVERMAN

Bottom of the Ninth
White Whale Production - Theatrical Release

This is Braverman's fourth DGA nomination. He received his first nomination in 1974 for David Hartman, Birth & Babies, and was nominated again in 2000 for High School Boot Camp, which won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary. Braverman was nominated last year for Rocky and Roland.


STUART SENDER, MALCOLM CLARKE

Prisoner of Paradise
Media Vérité & Café Productions - Alliance Atlantis
Theatrical Release

This is Clarke's and Sender's first DGA Nomination.


ROB FRUCHTMAN, REBECCA CAMMISA

Sister Helen
R & R Films, Inc. - Theatrical Release

This is Cammisa's and Fruchtman's first DGA Nomination.


TASHA OLDHAM

The Smith Family
Small Town Productions - Theatrical Release

This is Oldham's first DGA Nomination.


LEAH MAHAN

Sweet Old Song
Two Cents Productions - PBS

This is Mahan's first DGA Nomination.


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