DGA Nominees Announced! 6 Daytime Teams Nominated

The Directors Guild of America today announced the Guild's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2009.

In the Daytime Serials category, the following were nominated: Casey Childs (AMC), Christopher Goutman (ATWT), William Ludel (GH), Cynthia J. Popp (B&B), Sally McDonald (Y&R) and Dean Lamont (Y&R) plus their directing teams.

Here's a breakdown of the Daytime Serial nominees' teams:

CASEY CHILDS - ALL MY CHILDREN - Episode #10,061 (ABC)

Mr. Childs' Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Barbara M. Simmons, Shirley Simmons, Anthony Pascarelli
Stage Managers: Penny Bergman, Rusty Swope, Fritz Brekeller
Production Associates: Jennifer Minda, Marika Brancato

This is Mr. Childs' fourth DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this same category for ALL MY CHILDREN "Episode #9669" in 2007, "Episode #9297" in 2006 and "Episode #7919" in 2000.

CHRISTOPHER GOUTMAN - AS THE WORLD TURNS - Episode #13,457 (CBS)

Mr. Goutman's Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Michael Kerner, Carol Sedwick
Stage Managers: Nancy Barron, Jennifer Blood
Production Associates: Brett Hellman, Alexandra Von Roalsvig (co-creator of GOTHAM), Jared Lynch

This is Mr. Goutman's fourth DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this same category for AS THE WORLD TURNS "Episode #12971" in 2007 "Episode #12,166" in 2004, and "Episode #10,446" in 1997.

WILLIAM LUDEL - GENERAL HOSPITAL - Macho Men (ABC)

Mr. Ludel's Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Christine Magarian-Ucar, Penny Pengra, Denise Van Cleave, Pete Fillmore, Dave Macleod, RC Cates
Stage Managers: Craig McManus, Crystal Craft
Production Associates: Lisa Kaseff, Christine Cooper

This is Mr. Ludel's sixth DGA Award nomination. He won DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for GENERAL HOSPITAL "Episode #9801" in 2001 and "Episode #8248" in 1995; and was previsously nominated for GENERAL HOSPITAL "Luke in Purgatory" in 2008, "Episode #11177" in 2006 and for "Episode #7922" in 1994.

CYNTHIA J. POPP - THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL - Fashion Challenge Sabotage #5628 (CBS)

Ms. Popp's Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Steven A. Wacker, Clyde A. Kaplan, Jennifer L. Howard, Catherine A. Sedwick
Stage Managers: Laura L. Yale, Douglas J. Hayden, Lisa M. Winthur-Huston, Barbara Roche
Production Associates: Lori Staffier, Mark Pinciotti

This is Ms. Popp's first DGA Award nomination.

SALLY McDONALD - THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS - Episode #9233 (CBS)

Ms. McDonald's Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Marc Beruti, Christopher S. Mullen, Robbin Phillips
Stage Managers: Herbert A. Weaver Jr., Thomas J. McDermott
Production Associates: Vanessa Androus, Erica Meyer, Nancy Ortenberg

This is Ms. McDonald's third DGA Award nomination. She was previously nominated in this same category for THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS "Episode # 7784" in 2003 and "Episode # 6437" in 1998.

DEAN LAMONT - THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS - Episode #9305 (CBS)

Mr. Lamont's Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Marc Beruti, Christopher S. Mullen, Robbin Phillips
Stage Managers: Thomas J. McDermott, Herbert A. Weaver Jr.
Production Associates: Vanessa Androus, Erica Meyer

This is Mr. Lamont's first DGA Award nomination.

In other categories, two episodes of GLEE were nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Comedy Series headed by Paris Barclay and Ryan Murphy.

Three episodes of MAD MEN were nominated for Dramatic Series headed by Matthew Weiner, Lesli Linka Glatter and Jennifer Getzinger.

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