Cable grips DGA telefilm noms

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Directors of five cable movies nabbed the DGA's telefilm nominations Wednesday.

The nominees are Charles S. Dutton for "Sleeper Cell: American Terror — Home," which aired on Showtime; Randa Haines for "The Ron Clark Story" (TNT); Walter Hill for "Broken Trail" (AMC); Peter Markle for "Flight 93" (A&E); and Edward James Olmos for "Walkout" (HBO).

Nominations in other TV categories of the 59th annual DGA Awards will be announced today. Winners in all categories will be announced Feb. 3, when the DGA stages its annual awards gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City.

"The work of these five directors underscores the power and impact of an art form that for more than four decades has been a cultural touchstone connecting viewing audiences across the nation," DGA president Michael Apted said. "These five directors bring to life a wide range of characters while evoking the spirit and history of specific places and points in time. Each one of these films is a valuable addition to the rich history of directorial excellence found in movies for television."

Dutton, Markle and Olmos are first-time nominees. Haines was nominated previously in the DGA Awards' feature film and telefilm categories, and Hill won a DGA Award in 2004 for directing the pilot of the HBO series "Deadwood."

A list of directing teams for the movies-in-television nominations follows; crew information wasn't provided for two of the films, which were shot abroad and used non-DGA teams

A list of directing teams for the movies-in-television nominations follows can be found at www.holly woodreporter.com. Crew information wasn't provided for two of the films, which were shot abroad and used non-DGA teams.
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