Awards for 2009

DGA Award

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials

WINNER

Peter Thwaites
For Barclaycard: "Waterslide" and Guinness: "Light Show".

NOMINEES

Fredrik Bond
For Guinness: "Fridge Magnet", Levis: "First Time" and Carling: "Space".

David Fincher
For Nike: "Fate", Stand up to Cancer: "Stand up for Something" and Apple: "Hallway".

Tom Kuntz
For Skittles: "Pinata", XBox: "Lips", Fedex: "Camer Pigons" und Milk: "White Gold Is".

Rupert Sanders
For Monster: "Legs", Travelers Insurance: "Delivery" and Brand Jordan: "Clock Tower".

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

WINNER

Slumdog Millionaire: Danny Boyle, Sanjay Kumar (unit production manager) (plaque), Raj Acharya (first assistant director) (plaque), Avani Batra (second assistant director) (plaque), Sonia Nemawarkar (second second assistant director) (plaque)

NOMINEES




Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials

WINNER

One Life to Live: Larry Carpenter, Teresa Cicala (associate director) (plaque), Paul Glass (associate director) (plaque), Tracy Casper Lang (associate director) (plaque), Alan Needleman (stage manager) (plaque), Keith Greer (stage manager) (plaque), Brendan Higgins (stage manager) (plaque), Kevin Brush (production associate) (plaque), Beth Kravitz (production associate) (plaque)
For episode #10,281 ("So You Think You Can Be Shane Morasco's Father?").

NOMINEES

Days of Our Lives: Noel Maxam
For episode #10,763.

Days of Our Lives: Herb Stein
For episode #10,764.

General Hospital: William Ludel
For episode #11,462.

General Hospital: Owen Renfroe
For episode #11,504.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety

WINNER

Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad: Bucky Gunts, Carol Larson (associate director) (plaque), Brian Orentreich (associate director) (plaque), Steve Hollander (stage manager) (plaque)
For episodes "Opening Ceremony".

NOMINEES

The Daily Show: Chuck O'Neil
For episode #13.107.



Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

WINNER

NOMINEES




Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night

WINNER

The Wire: Daniel Attias, Nina Kostroff-Noble (unit production manager) (plaque), Eric Henriquez (first assistant director) (plaque), Xanthus Valan (second assistant director) (plaque), Timothy Blockburger (second second assistant director) (plaque)
For episode "Transitions".

NOMINEES

In Treatment: Paris Barclay
For episode "Alex-Week Eight".

Lost: Jack Bender
For episode "The Constant".

Mad Men: Alan Taylor
For episode "The Mountain King".

Mad Men: Matthew Weiner
For episode "Meditations in an Emergency".

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series

WINNER

The Office: Paul Feig, Robert Rothbard (unit production manager) (plaque), Kelly Cantley (first assistant director) (plaque), Jennie O'Keefe (second assistant director) (plaque), Jasmine Marie Alhambra (second second assistant director) (plaque), Alicia Cho (dga trainee)
For episode "Dinner Party".

NOMINEES

30 Rock: Beth McCarthy-Miller
For the reunion episode #304.

30 Rock: Don Scardino
For episode "Do Over".

Entourage: Julian Farino
For episode "Tree Trippers".

Weeds: Paris Barclay
For episode "The Three Coolers".

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's Programs

WINNER

NOMINEES




Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs

WINNER

America's Next Top Model: Tony Croll, John Downer (associate director) (plaque)
For episode #10.02.

NOMINEES

The Amazing Race: Bertram van Munster
For epsisode #13.03.

Estate of Panic: J. Rupert Thompson
For episode "That Sinking Feeling" (1.02).

I Survived a Japanese Game Show: Kent Weed
For episode "A Long Way From Home".

Pros vs. Joes: Scott Messick
For episode 3.01.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television/Miniseries

WINNER

Recount: Jay Roach, Scott Ferguson (unit production manager) (plaque), Michael Hausman (first assistant director) (plaque), Peter Thorell (first assistant director/second assistant director) (plaque), Tudor Jones (second assistant director) (plaque), Robert Dickerson Jr. (second second assistant director) (plaque)

NOMINEES




DGA Honorary Life Member Award

WINNER

Frank Capra Achievement Award

WINNERS


Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award

WINNER

Robert B. Aldrich Achievement Award

WINNER

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