The Kennedys' Jon Cassar Receives DGA Nomination
01.10.12 by REELZ
Jon Cassar, who directed all eight episodes of the epic The Kennedys, today received an Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series nomination from the Directors Guild of America. Cassar also executive produced the miniseries, which aired on Reelz.
This is Cassar's third DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series in 2006 for directing an episode of the popular TV show 24.
Also nominated in the TV movies and miniseries category was Stephen Gyllenhaal (yes, the father of Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal) for Girl Fight (Lifetime), Jeff Bleckner for Beyond the Blackboard (CBS), Michael Stevens for Thurgood (HBO), and Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston, Penelope Spheeris, Alicia Keys, and Patty Jenkins were collectively nominated for Lifetime's Five series.
The winners of the 64th annual DGA Awards will be announced Saturday, Jan. 28, in Los Angeles.
The Kennedys, which reached 7.7 million viewers during its premiere week, has already won several accolades — four Emmy Awards (including Barry Pepper for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries) and three Gemini Awards. Greg Kinnear, who played John F. Kennedy, is also up for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.