2012 Directors Guild Award Nominations


Feature Film
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
David Fincher, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Michael Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo 

Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Steve James, The Interrupters
James Marsh, Project Nim
Richard Press, Bill Cunningham New York
Martin Scorsese, George Harrison: Living in the Material World 

Movies for Television and Mini-Series
Jeff Bleckner, Hallmark Hall of Fame, “Beyond the Blackboard”
Jon Cassar, The Kennedys
Stephen Gyllenhaal, Girl Fight
Demi Moore, Five: Charlotte
Jennifer Aniston, Five: Mia
Penelope Spheeris, Five: Cheyanne
Alicia Keys, Five: Lili
Patty Jenkins, Five: Pearl
Michael Stevens, Thurgood 

Dramatic Series
Michael Cuesta, Homeland, “Pilot”
Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad, “Face Off”
Patty Jenkins, The Killing, “Pilot”
Tim Van Patten, Game of Thrones, “Winter is Coming” (Pilot)
Michael Waxman, Friday Night Lights, “Always” 

Comedy Series
Fred Savage, Modern Family, “After the Fire”
Don Scardino, 30 Rock, “Double-Edged Sword”
Michael Spiller, Modern Family, “Express Christmas”
David Steinberg, Curb Your Enthusiasm, “The Divorce”
Robert B. Weide, Curb Your Enthusiasm, “Palestinian Chicken” 

Musical Variety
Louis J. Horvitz, The Kennedy Center Honors
Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live with host Justin Timberlake
Don Mischer, 83rd Annual Academy Awards
Chuck O’Neil, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Glenn Weiss, 65th Annual Tony Awards 

Reality Programs
Neil P. Degroot, The Biggest Loser, “Episode #1115”
Etyan Keller, The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, “Episode #401”
Brian Smith, Master Chef, “Episode #201”
J. Rupert Thompson, Fear Factor 2.0, “Scorpion Tales”
Bertram Van Munster, The Amazing Race, “You Don’t Get Paid Unless You Win?” 

Daytime Serials
Larry Carpenter, One Life to Live, “Episode #10917”
Casey Childs, All My Children, “Episode #10712”
Mike Denney, The Young and the Restless, “Episode #9710”
William Ludel, General Hospital, “Intervention”
Scott Mckinsey, General Hospital, “Episode #12364”
Cynthia J. Popp, The Bold and the Beautiful, “Brooke Berry”
Angela Tessinari, All My Children, “Episode #10704” 

Children’s Programs
John Fortenberry, Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred
Jeffrey Hornaday, Geek Charming
Michael Lembeck, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
Patricia Riggen, Lemonade Mouth
Damon Santostefano, Best Player
Amy Schatz, A Child’s Garden of Poetry 

Lance Acord, The Force, VW Passat; Paint the Town, NIKE Basketball; Sweetest Moment, NBA; The Chosen, NIKE
Dante Ariola, Parallels, Jim Beam; Black Betty, Volkswagen; Gas Powered Everything, Nissan Leaf
Fredrik Bond, Date, Heineken; The Entrance, Heineken
Steve Miller, Pommel Horse, Dos Equis; Speed Dating, Dos Equis; Pygmy, Dos Equis; Guinea Pigs, Geico; Sushi,
Geico; Fort, Cheetos; Parking Lot, Ortega
Noam Murro, Handlebar Moustache, Heineken Premium Light; Hot House, DirecTV; Pinata, Volkswagen                                     Tiguan; Is It Real?, EA Battlefield 3

The 64th Annual Directors Guild Awards will take place on January 28.

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