Nominees for the 65th Annual DGA Awards were announced earlier this week with “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital” and “One Life to Live” representing the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for calendar year 2012. CBS soaps “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” were the only daytime dramas without a nomination in the category. “General Hospital” dominated with nominations for directors Larry Carpenter, Scott McKinsey and William Ludel all getting recognition. Jill Mitwell received her ninth directing nomination for the “One Life to Live” episode entitled “Between Heaven and Hell,” which aired during the soaps final week on television. Coincidently, the title of the episode is based on the fact that prior to its 43-year run began in 1968, “One Life to Live” was initially titled “Between Heaven and Hell.” Albert Alarr was nominated for episode #11,895, which was the episode following the aftermath of explosions that found several of Salem’s citizens in life-threatening situations. It was also the episode that found the drama series returning from a 2-week break while NBC broadcast the Summer Olympic games from London.

Winners will be announced at the 65th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. The DGA Awards will be hosted by director/actor/producer Kelsey Grammer.

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for 2012 are (in alphabetical order):

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ALBERT ALARR
Days Of Our Lives, “Episode #11895” (NBC)

Mr. Alarr’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Mike Fiamingo, Joe Lumer, Lugh Powers, Tina Keller
  • Stage Managers: Fran De Simone, Stuart Howard
  • Production Associates: Krista Cremidan, Holly Metts, Sara Peterson, Lucy Yalenian

This is Mr. Alarr’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for “Episode #10090” of Days of Our Lives in 2005 (co-directed with Herbert Stein) and “Episode #619” ofPort Charles in 1999.

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LARRY CARPENTER
General Hospital, “Bad Water” (ABC)

Mr. Carpenter’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Penny Pengra, Denise Van Cleave
  • Stage Managers: Brendan Higgins, Robert Markham, Craig McManus
  • Production Associates: Christine Cooper, Allison Reames

This is Mr. Carpenter’s ninth DGA Award nomination in this category. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials four times for One Life to Live episodes “Starr X’d Lovers, The Musical, Part Two” in 2010, “So You Think You Can Be Shane Morasco’s Father” in 2008, “Episode #9947” in 2007 and “Episode #8849” in 2003. He was also nominated four times for One Life to Live episodes “Erika’s 40th” in 2011, “Episode #9686” in 2006, “Episode #9385” in 2005 and “Episode #8655” in 2002.

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Disney/ABC Television Group

WILLIAM LUDEL
General Hospital, “Magic Milo” (ABC)

Mr. Ludel’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Penny Pengra, Denise Van Cleave, Christine Magarian-Ucar
  • Stage Managers: Craig McManus, Crystal Craft
  • Production Associates: Christine Cooper, Allison Reames

This is Mr. Ludel’s eighth DGA Award nomination in this category. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials three times for General Hospital episodes “Intervention” in 2011, “Episode #9801” in 2001 and “Episode #8248” in 1995 (co-directed with Alan Pultz); and was previously nominated for General Hospital episodes “Macho Men” in 2009, “Luke in Purgatory” in 2008, “Episode #11177” in 2006 and for “Episode #7922” (co-directed with Shelley Curtis) in 1994.

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SCOTT McKINSEY
General Hospital, “Shot Through The Heart” (ABC)

Mr. McKinsey’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Penny Pengra, Denise Van Cleave, Christine Magarian-Ucar
  • Stage Managers: Craig McManus, Crystal Craft
  • Production Associates: Christine Cooper, Allison Reames

This is Mr. McKinsey’s eighth DGA Award nomination in this category. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for Port Charles, “Episode #1433” in 2002 and for General Hospital, “Episode #8883” in 1997. He was previously nominated for General Hospitalepisodes “Forces of Nature” in 2011, “Episode #11228” in 2007, “Episode #11178” in 2006, “Episode #8492” in 1996, and “Episode #8233” (co-directed with Shelley Curtis) in 1995.

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JILL MITWELL
One Life To Live, “Between Heaven and Hell” (ABC)

Ms. Mitwell’s Directorial Team:

  • Associate Directors: Tracy Casper Lang, Teresa Cicala, Michael Sweeney, Paul S. Glass
  • Stage Managers: Alan Needleman, Keith Greer, Tracy Casper Lang, Leah M. Weber
  • Production Associates: Nathalie Rodriguez, Kevin Brush

This is Ms. Mitwell’s ninth DGA Award nomination and all for her direction of One Life to Live. She won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials three times for One Life to Live, “Episode #9779” in 2006, “Episode #8295” in 2000 and “Episode #6356” in 1993. She was nominated five additional times for One Life to Live episodes “Starr X’d Lovers, The Musical, Part Three” in 2010, “Episode #8691” in 2002, “Episode #8012” in 1999, “Episode #7761” in 1998, and “Episode #7285” in 1996.

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