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Directors Guild of America Awards 2011: WInners: Michel Hazanavicius

Michel Hazanavicius, Director's Guild of America Awards 2011

Michel Hazanavicius and the other winners of the 2011 Directors Guild of America Awards have been announced. The 64th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards are sponsored by the Directors Guild of America (DGA), which is “the labor union which represents the interests offilm and television directors in the United States motion picture industry…the DGA is a craft union. It represents directors, assistant directors, stage managers, and production associates in television, and directors, assistant directors, unit production managers, technical coordinators, and location managers (New York & Chicago only) in film as well as similar positions in television commercials production.”

The full listing of the 2011 Directors Guild of America Awards winners is below.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist (The Weinstein Company)
Mr. Hazanavicius’ Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Antoine De Cazotte
Production Manager (FR): Ségoléne Fleury
First Assistant Director (FR): James Canal
First Assistant Director (US): David Cluck
Second Assistant Directo (US): Dave Paige
Second Second Assistant Directors: Karla Strum, Ricky Robinson

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series
Jon Cassar, The Kennedys (Reelz Channel)
This was Mr. Cassar’s third DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series in 2006 for 24 – “7:00 AM-8:00 AM” and was nominated in this category in 2003 for the episode of 24 also titled “7:00 AM-8:00 AM.”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series
Patty Jenkins, The Killing, “Pilot”
Ms. Jenkins was also nominated this year in the Movies for Television and Mini-Series category for her segment of Five.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series
Robert B. Weide, Curb Your Enthusiasm, “Palestinian Chicken” (HBO)
Mr. Weide’s Directorial Team:<
Associate Directors: Dale Stern, Tim Gibbons
Stage Managers: Jonathan Harris, Jerri Churchill, Dana Jackson
This was Mr. Weide’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for Curb Your Enthusiasm – “The Carpool Lane” in 2004.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety
Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)
Mr. Weiss’ Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Ken Diego, Robin Abrams, Debra Gelman, Ricky Kirshner
Stage Managers: Garry Hood, Peter Epstein, Andrew Feigin, Lynn Finkel, Doug Fogel, Jeffry Gitter, Phyllis Digilio-Kent, Arthur Lewis, Jeff Markowitz, Joey Meade, Tony Mirante, Cyndi Owgang, Jeff Pearl, Elise Reaves, Lauren Class Schneider, Annette Powlis
This was Mr. Weiss’ eighth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety in 2007 and 2010 for the 61st and 64th Annual Tony Awards. He was previously nominated in this category in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008, all for the 55th, 56th, 59th, 60th, and 62nd Annual Tony Awards.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs
Nail P. DeGroot, Biggest Loser, “Episode #1115” (NBC)
Mr. DeGroot’s Directorial Team
Associate Director: Andy Nelson
This was Mr. DeGroot’s first DGA Award nomination.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials
William Ludel, General Hospital, “Intervention” (ABC)
Mr. Ludel’s Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Christine Magarian Ucar, Denise Van Cleave, Penny Pengra, Peter Fillmore, RC Cates, David MacLeod
Stage Managers: Craig McManus, Crystal Craft
Production Associates: Christine Cooper, Andrea Compton
This was Mr. Ludel’s seventh DGA Award nomination and all for his direction of General Hospital. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for General Hospital “Episode #9801” in 2001 and “Episode #8248” in 1995; and was previously nominated forGeneral Hospital “Macho Men” in 2009, “Luke in Purgatory” in 2008, “Episode #11177” in 2006 and for “Episode #7922” in 1994.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs
Amy Schatz, A Child’s Garden of Poetry (HBO)
This was Ms. Schatz’s sixth DGA Award nomination. She won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs in 2008 for Classical Baby (I’m Grown Up Now)“The Poetry Show,” in 2001 for ‘Twas the Night’ and in 1999 for Goodnight Moon & Other Sleepy Time Tales. She was previously nominated in this category for Hard Times for an American Girl: The Great Depression in 2009 and Through a Child’s Eyes: September 11, 2001 in 2002.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials
Noam Murro, (Biscuit Filmworks)
Handlebar Moustache, Heineken Premium Light – Wieden & Kennedy/NY
Unit Production Manager: James Powell Veal
First Assistant Director: Tommy Gormley
Second Assistant Director: Ian Robert Calip
Second Second Assistant Director: Michael King
Hot House, DirecTV – Grey/NY
Unit Production Manager: James Powell Veal
First Assistant Director: Scott C. Harris
Second Assistant Directors: Mark Robinson, Brady Sloan
Pinata, Volkswagen Tiguan – Deutsch/LA
Unit Production Manager: James Powell Veal
First Assistant Director: Scott M. Metcalfe
Second Assistant Director: Ty Arnold
Is It Real?, EA Battlefield 3 – Wieden & Kennedy/Portland
First Assistant Director: Michael David Salven
Second Assistant Director: Erv E. Gentry
Second Second Assistant Director: Eric Schneider
This was Mr. Murro’s sixth DGA Award nomination in this category. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for Carry (Adidas), Glen (Starbucks), andToy Boat (eBay) in 2004. He was also nominated in this category in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
James Marsh, Project Nim, Red Box Films, Passion Pictures, HBO Documentary Films, Roadside Attractions, BBC Films, UK Film Council
This was Mr. Marsh’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for Man on Wire in 2008.

The recipients of the Directors Guild of America Service and Achievement Awards for 2012 are:

DGA Honorary Life Member Award
Ed Sherin
Given in recognition of outstanding creative achievement, contribution to the DGA or to the profession of directing.

Frank Capra Achievement Award
Katy E. Garretson
Given to an Assistant Director or Unit Production Manager in recognition of their career and service to the industry and the DGA.

Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award
Dennis W. Mazzocco
Given to an Associate Director or Stage Manager in recognition of their service to the industry and DGA.

The DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film has traditionally been one of the industry’s most accurate barometers for who will win the Best Director Academy Award.

The six exceptions are as follows:

1968: Anthony Harvey won the DGA Award for The Lion in Winter while Carol Reed took home the Oscar® for Oliver!

1972: Francis Ford Coppola received the DGA’s nod for The Godfather while the Academy selected Bob Fosse for Cabaret.

1985: Steven Spielberg received his first DGA Award for The Color Purple while the Oscar® went to Sydney Pollack for Out of Africa.

1995: Ron Howard was chosen by the DGA for his direction of Apollo 13 while Academy voters selected Mel Gibson for Braveheart.

2000: Ang Lee won the DGA Award for his direction of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon while Steven Soderbergh won the Academy Award for Traffic.

2002: Rob Marshall won the DGA Award for Chicago while Roman Polanski received the Academy Award for The Pianist.

Source: Chinokino

 

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