PUSHING DAISIES, MAD MEN Take DGA Honors

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Mad Men director Alan Taylor beat out double nominees from The Sopranos and Lost, winning the DGA award for outstanding directorial achievement in a dramatic series. The guild prizes were handed out at non-televised ceremony Saturday night.

Variety reports that the guild’s swift contract resolution with the AMPTP was a running theme throughout the evening, which included a standing ovation for chief negotiator Jay D. Roth when he was awarded an honorary lifetime membership to the guild.

A complete list of television winners is behind the cut…

MOVIES FOR TELEVISION/MINISERIES
Jon Avnet – “The Starter Wife” (USA)
Jeremiah Chechik – “The Bronx Is Burning” (ESPN)
Lloyd Kramer – “Oprah Winfrey Presents Mitch Albom’s For One More Day” (ABC)
Mikael Salomon – “The Company” (TNT)
WINNER: Yves Simoneau – “Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee” (HBO)

DRAMATIC SERIES NIGHT
Jack Bender – “Lost” (“Through the Looking Glass”) (ABC)
David Chase – “The Sopranos” (“Made in America”) (HBO)
Eric Laneuville – “Lost” (“The Brig”) (ABC)
WINNER: Alan Taylor – “Mad Men” (“When Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”) (Pilot) (AMC)
Tim Van Patten – “The Sopranos” (“Sopranos Home Movies”) (HBO)

COMEDY SERIES
Michael Engler – “30 Rock” (“Rosemary’s Baby”)(NBC)
David Grossman – “Desperate Housewives” (“Something’s Coming”) (ABC)
Beth Mccarthy-Miller – “30 Rock” (“Somebody to Love”) (NBC)
David Nutter – “Entourage” (“The Resurrection”) (HBO)
WINNER: Barry Sonnenfeld – “Pushing Daisies” (“Pie-lette”) (ABC)

MUSICAL VARIETY
Jerry Foley – “Late Show with David Letterman” – Show #2773 (CBS)
Louis J. Horvitz – “The 79th Annual Academy Awards” (ABC)
Jim Hoskinson – “The Colbert Report” #3052 (Comedy Central)
Chuck O’Neil – “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)
WINNER: Glenn Weiss – “The 61st Annual Tony Awards” (CBS)

REALITY PROGRAM
Craig Borders – “Who Wants To Be A Superhero” (“Episode 208”) (Sci-Fi)
Tony Croll – “Shooting Sizemore” (“Episode 101”) (VH-1)
Scott Messick – “Pros vs. Joes” (“Episode 201”) (Spike)
Tony Sacco – “Project Runway” (“Fashion Giant, #403”) (Bravo)
WINNER: Bertram Van Munster – “The Amazing Race” (“Episode #1110”) (CBS)

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