Awards for 1985

DGA Award

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

WINNER

Amadeus: Milos Forman, Michael Hausman (first assistant director) (plaque)

NOMINEES




Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary/Actuality

WINNER

NOMINEE

Great Performances: Dance in America: Merrill Brockway
For episode "Balanchine", parts 1 and 2.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials

WINNER

The Dollmaker: Daniel Petrie, John G. Wilson (unit production manager) (plaque), Gary Daigler (first assistant director) (plaque), Katterli Frauenfelder (second assistant director) (plaque)

NOMINEES


Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'

WINNER

The Cosby Show: Jay Sandrich, Carl Lauten (associate director) (plaque), Chuck Rallen Vinson (stage manager) (plaque), Electa Brown (stage manager) (plaque)
For the pilot episode.

NOMINEES

Cheers: James Burrows
For episode "I Call Your Name".

Kate & Allie: Bill Persky
For episode "Landlady".

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night

WINNER

Hill Street Blues: Thomas Carter, Burt Bluestein (unit production manager) (plaque), Herb Adelman (first assistant director) (plaque), Jack Philbrick (second assistant director) (plaque)
For episode "The Rise and Fall of Paul the Wall".

NOMINEES

St. Elsewhere: Mark Tinker
For episode "Sweet Dreams".

St. Elsewhere: David Anspaugh
For episode "Fade to White".

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Sports

WINNER

Super Bowl XVIII: Sandy Grossman, Joel Aronowitz (technical director) (plaque), Joan Vitrano (associate director) (plaque), Bob Dunphy (associate director) (plaque), Mike Burks (associate director) (plaque), Bob Dekas (associate director) (plaque), Richard Nelson (stage manager) (plaque)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commericals

NOMINEE

Leslie Dektor (director) (Dektor Film Group (production company))
For Apple Computer: "American Dream" "Changes", Levi's 500: "Bluesmen", Coca Cola: "Havens" and Levi's 500: "The Gathering"

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Shows - Daytime

WINNER

ABC Afterschool Specials: Joan Darling, Carol Polakoff (unit production manager) (plaque), Ira Halberstadt (first assistant director) (plaque), Stephen Wertimer (second assistant director) (plaque)
For episode "Mom's on Strike (#13.4)".

NOMINEES

ABC Afterschool Specials: Robert Chenault
For episode "The Hero Who Couldn't Read".

CBS Schoolbreak Special: Joanna Lee
For episode "Hear Me Cry".

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/Variety

WINNER

Great Performances: Dance in America: Don Mischer, Twyla Tharp, Jan Cornell (associate director) (plaque)
For episode "Baryshnikov by Tharp With American Ballet Theatre".

Lifetime Achievement Award

WINNER

DGA Honorary Life Member Award

WINNER

Frank Capra Achievement Award

WINNERS

Jane Schimel

Robert B. Aldrich Achievement Award

WINNER

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