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DGA Nominates 21 Directors in 6 Categories for Annual Awards

February 09, 1990

The directors of "War & Remembrance," "Lonesome Dove" and three separate "L.A. Law" episodes were nominated Thursday for outstanding achievement during 1989 by the Directors Guild of America.

They were among 21 directors nominated in six TV categories for the guild's annual awards. The winners will be announced at a DGA dinner March 10.

The nominees:

Dramatic Specials: Dan Curtis, "War & Remembrance," ABC; Daniel Petrie, "My Name Is Bill W.," ABC; Simon Wincer, "Lonesome Dove," CBS.

Comedy Series: James Burrows, "Cheers (Sisterly Love)," NBC; Barnet Kellman, "Murphy Brown (Brown Like Me)," CBS; Harry Thomason "Designing Women (They Shoot Fat Women Don't They?)," CBS.

Dramatic Series--Night: Gabriel Beaumont "L.A. Law (Lie Down & Deliver)," NBC; Marshall Herskovitz, "thirtysomething (Love & Sex)," ABC; Eric Laneuville "L.A. Law (I'm in the Nude," NBC; John Pasquin, "L.A. Law "To Live and Diet in L.A.)," NBC.

Dramatic Series--Day: Victoria Hochberg, "Wonderworks: Jacob Have I Loved," PBS; Joanna Lee, "ABC Afterschool Special: My Dad Can't Be Crazy," ABC; Richard Masur, "ABC Afterschool Special: Torn Between Two Fathers," ABC.

Musical/Variety: Paul Flaherty, "Billy Crystal: Midnight Train to Moscow," HBO; Hal Gurnee, "Late Night With David Letterman in Chicago," NBC; Don Mischer, "Great Performances: Gregory Hines--Tap Dance in America," PBS.

Commercials: David Cornell, "Small Town," for AT&T; Leslie Dektor, "Glasnost" for Pepsi, "One Day" for Cotton Assn., "Speech" for United Airlines; James Gartner, "World Series" for Barnett Bank, "Going Back to Work" for First City Texas, "Right Field" for Pizza Hut; Michael Grasso, "Proposal" for 7-Eleven/Southland Corp., "Small Businessmen" for 7-Eleven/Southland Corp., "Baseball" for Dr. Pepper; Rick Levine, "Missing Link" for Pepsi, "Trauma Unit" for U.S. Sprint, "Two Michaels" for Pepsi.

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