DGA Awards Film Nominations Announced

Ben Affleck Scores 1st DGA Nom of His Career

 DGAHollywood, CA—Kelsey grammer will host the 65th annual Directors Guild of America Awards on February 2, 2013, in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. Grammer will host for a second consecutive year.

Feature nominees and their respective directorial teams:

Ben Affleck
 Argo
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Mr. Affleck’s Directorial Team:
· Unit production manager:  Amy Herman
· First assistant director:  David Webb
· Second assistant director:  Ian Calip
· Second Second assistant directors: Clark Credle, Gavin Kleintop
· First assistant director (Turkey Unit): Belkis Turan

Kathryn Bigelow
 Zero Dark Thirty
(Columbia Pictures)

Ms. Bigelow’s Directorial Team:
· Unit production manager:  Colin Wilson
· First assistant director:  David A. Ticotin
· Second assistant directors:  Ben Lanning, Sarah Hood
· First assistant director (Jordan Unit): Scott Robertson
· Second assistant directors (Jordan Unit): Jonas Spaccarotelli, Yanal Kassay
· Second second assistant director (Jordan Unit): Tarek Afifi
· Unit production manager (India Unit): Rajeev Mehra

Tom Hooper
 Les Miserables
(Universal Pictures)
 
Mr. Hooper’s Directorial Team:
· Unit production manager:  Patrick Schweitzer
· First assistant director:  Ben Howarth
· Second assistant director:  Harriet Worth
· Second second assistant director: Dan Channing Williams

Ang Lee
 Life of Pi
(20th Century Fox)

Mr. Lee’s Directorial Team:
· Unit production manager:  Michael J. Malone
· Unit production manager (Taiwan): Leo Chen
· First assistant directors:  William M. Connor, Cliff Lanning
· Second assistant directors:  Robert Burgess, Ben Lanning
· Unit production manager (India Unit): Sanjay Kumar
· First assistant director (India Unit): Nitya Mehra
· Unit production manager:  Susan McNamara
· First assistant director:  Adam Somner
· Second assistant director:  Ian Stone
· Second second assistant directors: Eric Lasko, Trevor Tavares

Steven Spielberg Lincoln
(DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox)
 
Mr. Spielberg’s Directorial Team:
· Unit production manager:  Susan McNamara
· First assistant director:  Adam Somner
· Second assistant director:  Ian Stone
· Second second assistant directors: Eric Lasko, Trevor Tavares

Ben Affleck’s nomination welcomes him into the DGA club for his work on Argo. Affleck came into controversy for casting himself in the role of a Latino character. Affleck has stiff competition with four past winners of the DGA award also being nominated.

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