The five nominees include Marty Callner for "Robin Williams Live On Broadway" (HBO), Matthew Diamond for "From Broadway: Fosse" (PBS), Jerry Foley for "Late Show with David Letterman" (CBS), Louis J. Horvitz for "The 74th Annual Academy Awards" (ABC) and Glenn Weiss for "The 56th Annual Tony Awards" (CBS). Callner, who directed the Robin Williams evening, was previously nominated for a DGA Award in 1998 for "Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time' Live on Broadway." Fosse's Diamond was nominated twice before, in 1995 for "Some Enchanted Evening, Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein" and in 1998 for "Savion Glover—Stomp, Slide & Swing in Performance in the White House." Glenn Weiss also garnered an earlier Directors Guild nomination, for last year's "The 55th Annual Tony Awards." As previously announced on PBOL, the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2002. Those five nominees included Rob Marshall for the film of Kander and Ebb's "Chicago," Stephen Daldry for "The Hours," Peter Jackson for "Lord of the Rings: Two Towers," Roman Polanski for "The Pianist" and Martin Scorsese for "Gangs of New York."
The winners of the Directors Guild of America awards will be announced March 1 at the 55th Annual DGA Awards Dinner, which will be held in the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. For a complete list of nominees in all Directors Guild categories, go to www.dga.org.