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WINNERS: 2012 DGA Awards (GENERAL HOSPITAL's William Ludel)

The Directors Guild of America Awards Dinner was held on Saturday, January 28, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.

The ceremony honored Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2011.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials:

WILLIAM LUDEL - WINNER
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 McManu, Crystal Craft
Production Associates: Christine Cooper, Andrea Compton

This is 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 for GENERAL HOSPITAL "Macho Men" in 2009, "Luke in Purgatory" in 2008, "Episode #11177" in 2006 and for "Episode #7922" in 1994.

LARRY CARPENTER
ONE LIFE TO LIVE, “Episode #10917” (ABC)

Mr. Carpenter’s Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Teresa Anne Cicala, Tracy Casper Lang, Michael Sweeney
Stage Managers: Alan Needleman, Keith Greer, Jennifer Blood, Brendan Higgins
Production Associates: Kevin Brush, Nathalie Rodriguez

This is Mr. Carpenter's eighth DGA Award nomination and all for his direction of ONE LIFE TO LIVE. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for ONE LIFE TO LIVE, "Starr X'd Lovers, The Musical, Part Two" in 2010, "So You Think You Can Be Shane Morasco's Father" in 2008, "Episode #9947" in 2007, and "Episode #8849" in 2003. He was previously nominated for that series for "Episode #9686" in 2006, "Episode #9385" in 2005 and "Episode #8655" in 2002.

CASEY CHILDS
ALL MY CHILDREN, “Episode #10712” (ABC)

Mr. Childs’ Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Anthony Pascarelli, Marika Kushel
Stage Managers: Michele Azenzer, Teri Pensky, Brendan Higgens
Production Associates: Diana Jones, Allison Reames, Lia Katz

This is Mr. Childs' fifth DGA Award nomination and all for his direction of ALL MY CHILDREN. He was previously nominated for ALL MY CHILDREN, “Bianca and Reese Get Married” in 2008, “Episode #9669” in 2007, “Episode #9297” in 2006, and “Episode #7919” in 2000.

MIKE DENNEY
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, “Episode #9710” (CBS)

Mr. Denney’s Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Marc Beruti, Chris Mullen, Robbin Phillips
Stage Managers: Tom McDermott, Herbert Weaver Jr.
Production Associates: Erica Meyer, Vanessa Noland, Nancy Ortenberg

This is Mr. Denney’s third DGA Award nomination and all for his direction of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. He won theDGA Award Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, “Episode # 5875” in 1996, and was previously nominated for THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, “Episode # 4708” in 1991.

SCOTT MCKINSEY
GENERAL HOSPITAL, “Episode #12364” (ABC)

Mr. McKinsey’s Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Christine Magarian Ucar, Denise Van Cleave, Penny Pengra, Peter Fillmore, RC Cates, Dave MacLeod
Stage Managers: Craig McManus, Crystal Craft
Production Associates: Allison Reames, Christine Cooper

This is Mr. McKinsey's sixth DGA Award nomination in this category. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for PORT CHARLES “Episode #1433” in 2002 and for GENERAL HOSPITAL "Episode #8883" in 1997. He was previously nominated for GENERAL HOSPITAL “Episode #11228” in 2007, “Episode #11178” in 2006, "Episode #8492" in 1996, and “Episode #8233” in 1995.

CYNTHIA J. POPP
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, “Brooke Berry” (CBS)

Ms. Popp’s Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Clyde Kaplan, Casey Kasprzyk, Steven Wacker, Catherine Sedwick
Stage Managers: Laura Yale, Douglas Hayden, Lisa Winthur-Huston

This is Ms. Popp's second DGA Award nomination for her direction of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. She was previously nominated for THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL “Fashion Challenge Sabotage” in 2009.

ANGELA TESSINARI
ALL MY CHILDREN, “Episode #10704” (ABC)

Ms. Tessinari’s Directorial Team:
Associate Directors: Marika Kushel, Anthony Pascarelli
Stage Managers: Michele Azenzer, Teri Pensky, Brendan Higgins
Production Associates: Diana Jones, Allison Reames, Lia Katz

This is Ms. Tessinari’s third DGA Award nomination for her direction of ALL MY CHILDREN. She was previously nominated for ALL MY CHILDREN “Episode #8722” in 2003 and “Episode #8186” in 2001.

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series:

PATTY JENKINS - WINNER
THE KILLING, "Pilot"(AMC)

Ms. Jenkins is also nominated this year in the Movies for Television and Mini-Series category for her segment of Five.

MICHAEL CUESTA
HOMELAND, "Pilot" (Showtime)

Mr. Cuesta’s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Managers: Michael Klick, J. David Brightbill
First Assistant Directors: Ivan J. Fonseca, Louis J. Guerra
Second Assistant Directors: Karen E. Collins, Kim Kennedy

This is Mr. Cuesta’s first DGA Award Nomination.

VINCE GILLIGAN
BREAKING BAD, "Face Off" (AMC)

Mr. Gilligan’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Stewart A. Lyons
First Assistant Director: Nina Jack
Second Assistant Director: Louis Lanni
Assistant Unit Production Manager: James Paul Hapsas
Second Second Assistant Directors: Anna Ramey, Joann Connolly

This is Mr. Gilligan’s first DGA Award Nomination.

TIM VAN PATTEN
GAME OF THRONES, “Winter is Coming” (Pilot) (HBO)

This is Mr. Van Patten's eighth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for his SEX AND THE CITY episodes "Boy Interrupted" (2003) and for "An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux" (2004). He was previously nominated in the Movies for Television and Mini-Series category in 2010 for The Pacific, "Okinawa". He is also a four-time nominee in the Dramatic Series category for his work on THE SOPRANOS with “Whoever Did This" (2002), "Long Term Parking" (2004), “Members Only" (2006) and "Sopranos Home Movies" (2007).

MICHAEL WAXMAN
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, “Always” (NBC)

Mr. Waxman’s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Nan Bernstein Freed
First Assistant Director: Cleta Ellington
Second Assistant Director: Carla Bowen

This is Mr. Waxman’s first DGA Award nomination.

Click here for a full list of winners.

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