Tony Awards Director Glenn Weiss Among Nominees for DGA's Directorial Achievement in Television Awards
09 Jan 2013
Glenn Weiss, director and executive producer of the 66th Annual Tony Awards, is among the directors nominated for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety for 2012.
Directors Guild of America president Taylor Hackford announced the DGA's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials Jan. 9. The winners will be named at the 65th Annual DGA Awards Dinner, hosted by Kelsey Grammer, Feb. 2 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
"Television is in the midst of one of the most creative and fruitful periods in its history, and television directors are a critical element of that success," said Hackford in a statement. "The 40 nominated directors in eight television categories represent the highest caliber of directing seen on television this year, with a diverse range of projects highlighting their creativity and skill in eliciting performance, advancing the story and establishing the look and feel in all genres of television. I congratulate them for their excellent work."
Also nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety are Michael Dempsey for "12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief," Don Roy King for "Saturday Night Live With Host Mick Jagger," Don Mischer for the 84th Annual Academy Awards and Chuck O'Neil for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart."
Other notable nominees include Greg Mottola for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for the episode of "The Newsroom" entitled "We Just Decided To"; Louis C.K. for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for the "Louie" episode "New Year's Eve"; Bryan Cranston for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for the "Modern Family" episode "Election Day"; and Lena Dunham for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series the pilot of "Girls."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.