Jon Cassar Wins DGA Award for The Kennedys
01.28.12 by REELZ
Tonight marked the second win in three days for ReelzChannel's The Kennedys. On Thursday, January 26, the eight-part miniseries won Best Historical Drama Production at the 2012 History Makers Awards.
Jon Cassar, who directed all eight episodes of The Kennedys, won Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series at the 64th annual Directors Guild of America Awards. This was Cassar's third DGA Award nomination and his second win — the first was in 2006, when he won Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for the "7:00 AM-8:00 AM" episode of 24.
Tomorrow night Greg Kinnear, who played John F. Kennedy, is up for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. The Kennedys, which reached 7.7 million viewers during its premiere week, has previously won several other accolades — four Emmy Awards (including Barry Pepper for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries) and three Gemini Awards.