Actor Christopher Reeve, who died in October 2004, was nominated posthumously for a Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directorial achievement in movies for television in 2004.
The honor was for directing A&E’s “The Brooke Ellison Story.” Mr. Reeve is the only first-time DGA nominee in the category.
Joe Sargent scored his seventh career nomination with a nod for directing HBO’s “Something the Lord Made.” Mr. Sargent won the award in 1973 for “The Marcus Nelson Murders.”
Robert Altman received his fourth DGA nomination, for the Sundance Channel miniseries “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 rounded out the category for ABC’s “Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven.”
Michael Apted, president of the Directors Guild of America, and Awards Committee Chairman Howard Storm announced the DGA’s nominees last week. The winner will be announced Jan. 29 at the 57th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. n