Awards for 2008

DGA Award

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials

WINNER

Nicolai Fuglsig, Thomas Smith (first assistant director: It's Magic) (plaque), Kate Greenberg (second assistant director: It's Magic) (plaque)
For Guinness: "Tipping Point", JC Penney: "It's Magic" and Motorola: "Journey".

NOMINEES

Dante Ariola (Director), Natalie G. Hill (UPM), Brady Vant Hull (UPM), David C. Dean (1st AD) (MJZ (production company))

Dante Ariola
For Playstation 3: "Grenade", Wrigley's: "Flare" and Nike: "Addicted".

Fredrik Bond
For Milk: "Straw" and JC Penney: "Aviator".

Frank Budgen
For Sony Bravia: "Playdoh" and Save Our Selves/Live Earth: "S.O.S.".

Noam Murro
For VW Golf: "Night Drive", Orbit Gum: "Affair" and NBA: "Remember".

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

WINNER

No Country for Old Men: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Robert Graf (unit production manager) (plaque), Betsy Magruder (first assistant director) (plaque), Bac DeLorme (second assistant director) (plaque), Jai James (second second assistant director) (plaque)

NOMINEES




Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials

WINNER

One Life to Live: Larry Carpenter, Teresa Cicala (associate director) (plaque), Alan Needleman (stage manager) (plaque), Keith Greer (stage manager) (plaque), Anthony Wilkinson (production associate) (plaque)
For episode #9947.

NOMINEES

All My Children: Casey Childs
For episode #9669.


General Hospital: Scott McKinsey
For episode #11228.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety

WINNER

The 61st Annual Tony Awards: Glenn Weiss, Gregg Gelfand (associate director) (plaque), Robin Abrams (associate director) (plaque), Ken Diego (associate director) (plaque), Ricky Kirshner (associate director) (plaque), Garry Hood (stage manager) (plaque), Peter Epstein (stage manager) (plaque), Andrew Feigin (stage manager) (plaque), Lynn Finkel (stage manager) (plaque), Doug Fogel (stage manager) (plaque), Jeffrey Gitter (stage manager) (plaque), Dean Gordon (stage manager) (plaque), Arthur Lewis (stage manager) (plaque), Tony Mirante (stage manager) (plaque), Jeff Pearl (stage manager) (plaque), Rose Riggins (stage manager) (plaque), Lauren Schneider (stage manager) (plaque)

NOMINEES

The Colbert Report: Jim Hoskinson
For episode #3052.



Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

WINNER

NOMINEES




Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night

WINNER

Mad Men: Alan Taylor, Scott Hornbacher (unit production manager) (plaque), Mark McGann (first assistant director) (plaque), Maggie Murphy (second assistant director) (plaque), John Silvestri (second second assistant director) (plaque), April Taylor (second assistant director/location manager) (plaque)
For the pilot episode.

NOMINEES

Lost: Jack Bender
For episode "Through the Looking Glass"

Lost: Eric Laneuville
For episode "The Brig"

The Sopranos: David Chase
For episode "Made in America".

The Sopranos: Timothy Van Patten
For episode "Sopranos Home Movies".

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series

WINNER

Pushing Daisies: Barry Sonnenfeld, Gabriela Vázquez (unit production manager) (plaque), Chris Soldo (first assistant director) (plaque), Greg Hale (second assistant director) (plaque), Renee Hill (second second assistant director) (plaque)
For episode "Pie-lette"

NOMINEES

30 Rock: Michael Engler
For episode "Rosemary's Baby".

30 Rock: Beth McCarthy-Miller
For episode "Somebody to Love"

Desperate Housewives: David Grossman
For episode "Something's Coming".

Entourage: David Nutter
For episode "The Ressurection".

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs

WINNER

NOMINEES

GoingGreen: Every Home an Eco-Home: Judith Vogelsang
For episode "Every Home An Eco-Home".

Lincoln Heights: Andy Wolk
For episode "That Feeling That We Have".

Wizards of Waverly Place: Fred Savage
For episode "The Crazy 10 Minute Sale".

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs

WINNER

The Amazing Race: Bertram van Munster, Evan Weinstein (segment director) (plaque)
For episode #1110.

NOMINEES

Project Runway: Tony Sacco
For episode "Fashion Giant".

Pros vs. Joes: Scott Messick
For episode #201.

Shooting Sizemore: Tony Croll
For episode #101.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television/Miniseries

WINNER

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: Yves Simoneau, Chrisann Verges (unit production manager - usa) (plaque), Cas Donovan (first assistant director - usa) (plaque), Adam Martin (second assistant director - usa) (plaque)

NOMINEES




DGA Honorary Life Member Award

WINNER

Jay D. Roth

Frank Capra Achievement Award

WINNER

Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award

WINNER

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