DGA telefilm nods flow to cable nets

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Reflecting the shift of longform TV programming to cable, ABC was the only broadcast outlet to figure in five DGA Awards nominations for telefilms and miniseries announced Thursday.

Lloyd Kramer was nominated for directing ABC's "Oprah Winfrey Presents Mitch Albom's For One More Day." Other nominees in the category included Jon Avnet for "The Starter Wife" (USA Network), Jeremiah Chechik for "The Bronx Is Burning" (ESPN), Mikael Salomon for "The Company" (TNT) and Yves Simoneau for "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" (HBO).

The DGA also announced nominees in several other television and documentary categories. Winners will be announced Jan. 26 at the 60th annual DGA Awards gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City.

A list of nominees follows:

Movies for Television/Miniseries
-- Jon Avnet, "The Starter Wife" (USA)
This is Mr. Avnet's second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this same category in 2001 for Uprising.
-- Jeremiah Chechik, "The Bronx Is Burning" (ESPN)
This is Mr. Chechik's second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in the 1986 Commercials category for Wave (AT&T), Clock Tower (Connecticut Bank), and Tonight, Tonight (Michelob).
-- Lloyd Kramer, "Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's 'For One More Day'" (ABC)
This is Mr. Kramer's third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this same category for Mitch Albom's "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" in 2004, and in the Television Documentary/Actuality category for "No One Dies Alone" in 1988.
-- Mikael Salomen, "The Company" (TNT)
This is Mr. Salomon's first DGA Award nomination.
-- Yves Simoneau, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" (HBO)
This is Mr. Simoneau's first DGA Award nomination.

Dramatic Series Night
-- Jack Bender, "Lost," "Through the Looking Glass" (ABC)
This is Mr. Bender's first DGA Award nomination.
-- David Chase, "The Sopranos," "Made in America" (HBO)
This is Mr. Chase's second DGA Award nomination. He won the Dramatic Series Night award for "The Sopranos" pilot episode in 1999. Additionally, he was a recipient of the DGA Honor in 2006 in New York.
-- Eric Laneuville, "Lost," "The Brig" (ABC)
This is Mr. Laneuville's fourth DGA Award nomination in this category. He was previously nominated for the "NYPD Blue" episode "From Hare to Eternity" in 1993. He won the Dramatic Series Night Award for the "I'll Fly Away" episode "All God's Children" in 1991 and also won for his "L.A. Law" episode "I'm in the Nude" in 1989.
-- Alan Taylor, "Mad Men," "When Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (pilot)" (AMC) This is Mr. Taylor's first DGA Award nomination.
-- Tim Van Patten, "The Sopranos," "Sopranos Home Movies" (HBO)
This is Mr. Van Patten's sixth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series in 2004 for the "Sex and the City" episode "An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux," and in 2003 for the "Sex and the City" episode "Boy Interrupted." He was nominated for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series Night in 2006 for the "Sopranos" episode "Members Only," in 2004 for the "Sopranos" episode "Long Term Parking," and in 2002 for the "Soprano" episode "Whoever Did This."

Comedy Series
-- Michael Engler, "30 Rock," "Rosemary's Baby" (NBC)
This is Mr. Engler's third DGA Award nomination in this category. He was previously nominated in 2003 for the "Sex and the City" episode "Hop, Skip & a Week," and in 2001 for the "Sex and the City" episode "My Motherboard, Myself."
-- David Grossman, "Desperate Housewives," "Something's Coming" (ABC)
This is Mr. Grossman's second DGA Award Nomination. He was previously nominated in the Musical/Variety category for "The Smothers Brothers 20th Year Reunion" in 1988.
-- Beth McCarthy-Miller "30 Rock," "Somebody to Love" (NBC)
This is Ms. McCarthy-Miller's fifth DGA Award Nomination. In 2002, she won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Musical Variety for "America: A Tribute to Heroes" (co-directed with Joe Gallen). She was twice nominated in that category in 2003 for the Christopher Walken and The Foo Fighters episode of "Saturday Night Live," and in 1999 for the 25th anniversary episode of "Saturday Night Live." McCarthy-Miller won her second DGA Award in 2001 for her direction of the Val Kilmer/U2 episode of "Saturday Night Live."
-- David Nutter, "Entourage," "The Resurrection" (HBO)
This is Mr. Nutter's second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in the Dramatic Series Night category for his "The Sopranos" episode "Join the Club" in 2006.
-- Barry Sonnenfeld, "Pushing Daisies," "Pie-lette" (ABC)
This is Mr. Sonnenfeld's first DGA Award nomination.



Musical Variety

-- Jerry Foley, "Late Show With David Letterman," episode 2773 (CBS)
This is Mr. Foley's eighth DGA Award nomination, all for "The Late Show With David Letterman." He was nominated in 2005 for episode 2452, in 2004 for episode 2187, in 2002 for episode 1876, in 2001 for episode 1634, in 2000 for episode 1527, in 1999 for episode 1294 and in 1998 for episode #958.
-- Louis J. Horvitz, "The 79th Annual Academy Awards" (ABC)
This is Mr. Horvitz's thirteenth DGA Award nomination and all in this category. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 1997 for The Kennedy Center Honors. He received his first nomination in 1985 for Live Aid Concert. He was also nominated for The Kennedy Center Honors in 1993, and 2001. He was nominated in 1995 for "Sinatra: 80 Years My Way," and received DGA nominations for The 70th, 71st, 72nd, 74th, 75th, 76th, and 77th annual Academy Awards.
-- Jim Hoskinson, "The Colbert Report," episode 3052 (Comedy Central)
This is Mr. Hoskinson's first DGA Award nomination.
-- Chuck O'Neil, "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central)
This is Mr. O'Neil's fifth DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, all for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart."
-- Glenn Weiss, "The 61st Annual Tony Awards" (CBS)
This is Mr. Weiss' fifth DGA Award nomination. He was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 2006 for The 60th Annual Tony Awards, in 2005 for The 59th Annual Tony Awards, in 2002 for The 56th Annual Tony Awards, and in 2001 for The 55th Annual Tony Awards.

Reality Programs
-- Craig Borders, "Who Wants to Be a Superhero," episode 208 (Sci Fi)
This is Mr. Borders' first DGA Award Nomination.
-- Tony Croll, "Shooting Sizemore," episode 101 (VH1)
This is Mr. Croll's second DGA Award Nomination. He won the Outstanding Directorial Achievement Reality Programs Award for the pilot of "Three Wishes" in 2005. (The award was a tie with J. Rupert Thompson, who won for the "Fear Factor" season six premiere.)
-- Scott Messick, "Pros vs. Joes," episode 201 (Spike)
This is Mr. Messick's first DGA Award Nomination.
-- Tony Sacco, "Project Runway," "Fashion Giant, #403" (Bravo)
This is Mr. Sacco's second DGA Award nomination. He won the Outstanding Directorial Achievement Reality Programs Award for "Treasure Hunters" episode 101 in 2006.
-- Bertram van Munster, "The Amazing Race," episode 1110 (CBS)
This is Mr. Van Munster's third DGA Award nomination and all in this category. He was previously nominated for "The Amazing Race" episode 102 in 2006 and episode 805 in 2005.

Daytime Serials
-- Larry Carpenter, "One Life to Live," episode 9947 (ABC)
This is Mr. Carpenter's fifth DGA Award nomination. He won the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for "One Life to Live" episode 8849 in 2003 and was nominated for that series for episode 9686 in 2006, episode 9385 in 2005 and episode 8655 in 2002.
-- Casey Childs, "All My Children," episode 9669 (ABC)
This is Mr. Childs' third DGA Award nomination. He was nominated for "All My Children" episode 9297 in 2006 and episode 7919 in 2000.
-- Christopher Goutman, "As the World Turns," episode 12971 (CBS)
This is Mr. Goutman's third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this same category for "As the World Turns" episode 12166 in 2004 and episode 10446 in 1997.
-- Scott McKinsey, "General Hospital," episode 11228 (ABC)
This is Mr. McKinsey's sixth DGA Award nomination in this category. He won for "Port Charles" episode 1433 in 2002, and for "General Hospital" episode 8883 in 1997. He was nominated for "General Hospital" episode 11178 in 2006, episode 8492 in 1996 and episode 8233 in 1995.
-- Ellen Wheeler, "Guiding Light," episode 15221 (CBS)
This is Ms. Wheeler's third DGA Award nomination. She was previously nominated for "Guiding Light" episode 14832 in 2006 and for episode 14696 in 2005.

Children's Programs
-- Paul Hoen, "Jump In" (Disney Channel)
This is Mr. Hoen's third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this same category for "Searching for David's Heart" in 2004 and the "Even Stevens" episode "Take My Sister ... Please" in 2000.
-- Kenny Ortega, "High School Musical 2" (Disney Channel)
This is Mr. Ortega's second DGA Award nomination. He won the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs Award for "High School Musical" in 2006.
-- Fred Savage, "Wizards of Waverly Place," "The Crazy 10 Minute Sale" (Disney Channel)
This is Mr. Savage's second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for the "Phil of the Future" episode "Not So Great Great Great Grandpa" in 2006.
-- Judith Vogelsang, "GoingGreen: Every Home an Eco-Home" (PBS)
-- Andy Wolk, "Lincoln Heights," "That Feeling That We Have" (ABC Family)
This is Mr. Wolk's first DGA Award nomination.

Documentary

-- Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, "The War" (Florentine Films)
-- Alex Gibney, "Taxi to the Dark Side" (Jigsaw Productions)
-- Asger Leth, "Ghosts of Cite Soleil" (Sony BMG Feature Films)
-- Richard E. Robbins, "Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience" (The Documentary Group)
-- Barbet Schroeder, "Terror's Advocate" (Magnolia Pictures)
This is the first DGA Award nomination for all the nominees in this category.
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