Christopher Reeve Gets Posthumous DGA Nomination

Jan 11, 2005  •  Post A Comment

The Directors Guild of America President Michael Apted and Awards Committee Chairperson Howard Storm today announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television for 2004.

The biggest news from the announcement was the nomination of the late Christopher Reeve for A&E’s “The Brooke Ellison Story.” Mr. Reeve, who died in October, is the only first-time DGA nominee in a field of industry veterans, with HBO’s “Something the Lord Made” director Joe Sargent scoring his seventh career nomination. Mr. Sargent won the award in 1973 for “The Marcus Nelson Murders.”

Robert Altman scored his fourth DGA nomination for the Sundance Channel mini-series “Tanner on Tanner.” Mr. Altman took home a DGA Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994. Stephen Hopkins landed a nomination for HBO’s “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers,” and Lloyd Kramer rounds out the category for ABC’s “Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven.”

The winner will be announced Jan. 29 at the 57th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.