Awards for 2004

DGA Award

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials

WINNER

David Fincher
For nikegridiron.com: "Gamebreakers", Nike: "Speed Chain" and Xelibri Phones: "Beauty for Sale".

NOMINEES

Lance Acord
For Adidas: "Wake Up Call", Nike: "Cross Country Spirit" and Mitsubishi: "Part Car, Part Religion".

Errol Morris
For Miller: "Pager", "Alternative Fuel", Nike: "Bernard", "Kathryn" and Cisco: "Meanwhile".

Noam Murro
For Got Milk?: "Birthday", Saturn: "Beautiful" and Bud Light: "Mr. Way Too Much Cologne Wearer".

Joe Pytka
For Gatorade: "23 vs. 39", IBM: "Prodigy" and Nextel: "Shakespeare".

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

WINNER

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Peter Jackson, Nikolas Korda (unit production manager) (plaque), Zane Weiner (unit production manager) (plaque), Carolynne Cunningham (first assistant director) (plaque), Guy Campbell (key second assistant director) (plaque), Marc Ashton (key second assistant director) (plaque)

NOMINEES




Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials

WINNER

One Life to Live: Larry Carpenter, Danielle Faraldo (associate director) (plaque), Tracy Casper Lang (associate director) (plaque), Mary Ryan (associate director) (plaque), Alan Needleman (stage manager) (plaque), Richard Manfredi (stage manager) (plaque), Teresa Cicala (production associate) (plaque), Anthony Wilkinson (production associate) (plaque)
For episode #8655.

NOMINEES

All My Children: Angela Tessinari
For episode #8722.

Guiding Light: Susan C. Strickler
For episode #14279.

Port Charles: Andrew Lee
For episode #1561.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

WINNER

NOMINEES




Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series'

WINNER

Sex and the City: Timothy Van Patten, Jane Raab (unit production manager) (plaque), Margo Myers (unit production manager) (plaque), Bettiann Fishman (first assistant director) (plaque), Peter Soldo (second assistant director) (plaque), Andrea O'Connor (second second assistant director) (plaque), Jesse Nye (additional second assistant director) (plaque), Mikki Ziska (additional second assistant director) (plaque)
For episode "Boy Interrupted".

NOMINEES

8 Simple Rules: James Widdoes
For episode "Goodbye".

Sex and the City: Michael Engler
For episode "Hop, Skip & A Week".

Sex and the City: Michael Patrick King
For episode "Great Sexpectations".

Will & Grace: James Burrows
For episode "Last Ex to Brooklyn".

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night

WINNER

The West Wing: Christopher Misiano, Dylan K. Massin (unit production manager) (plaque), Douglas S. Ornstein (first assistant director) (plaque), Catherine Bond (second assistant director) (plaque), Cary Jones (second second assistant director) (plaque)
For episode "25".

NOMINEES

Six Feet Under: Alan Ball
For episode "I'm Sorry I'm Lost".

Six Feet Under: Kathy Bates
For episode "Twilight".

24: Jon Cassar
For episode "7:00 AM - 8:00 AM".

Six Feet Under: Alan Poul
For episode "Nobody Sleeps".

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs

WINNERS

Eloise at the Plaza: Kevin Lima (director), Margot Lulick (unit production manager), David 'Wex' Wechsler (first assistant director), Eric Yellin (second assistant director), Murphy Occhino (second second assistant director)

Eloise at Christmastime: Kevin Lima, Margot Lulick (production manager) (plaque), David Wechsler (first assistant director) (plaque), Eric Yellin (second assistant director) (plaque), Murphy Occhino (second second assistant director) (plaque)

NOMINEES




Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/Variety

WINNER

Cher: The Farewell Tour: David Mallet, Booby Grossman (associate director/stage manager) (plaque)

NOMINEES




Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television

WINNER

Angels in America: Mike Nichols, Jan Foster (unit production manager) (plaque), Patricia Anne Doherty (unit production manager) (plaque), Michael Haley (first assistant director) (plaque), Amy Lauritsen (second assistant director) (plaque), Jennifer Truelove (second second assistant director) (plaque), Nate Grubb (DGA trainee) (plaque), Peter Koob (DGA trainee) (plaque)

NOMINEES




Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television

NOMINEE

24: Jon Cassar (director), Nicole Burke (1st Assistant Director), Mark Rabinowitz (2nd Assistant Director), Rebecca Levinson (2nd Assistant Director) (20th Century Fox (production company))

Lifetime Achievement Award

WINNER

DGA Honorary Life Member Award

WINNER

Frank Capra Achievement Award

WINNER

Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award

WINNER

Robert B. Aldrich Achievement Award

WINNER

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