HOLLYWOOD -- The Directors Guild of America Tuesday nominated 18 directors, including actor Robert Farrell, for awards of excellence in six television categories.
Nominations for the awards, which will be presented March 14 along with an award for best movie director, were made by blue ribbon committess representing the DGA's 6,000 members.
Jerry London for 'Shogun,' Robert Collins for 'Gideon's Trumpet' and Marvin Chomsky for 'Attica' were nominated for the award for best direction of a dramatic special.
Nominees for best director of a musical special were Dwight Hemion for 'IBM Presents Baryshnikov on Broadway,' Don Mischer for 'Goldie and Liza Together' and George Schaefer for 'Barry Manilow -- One Voice.'
Nominations for best direction of an episode of a continuing comedy series went to Farrell and Burt Metcalfe, both for 'M-A-S-H,' and Norm Pitlik for 'Barney Miller.'
Irving Moore for 'Dallas' and Gene Reynolds and Roger Young, both for 'Lou Grant,' were nominated as best directors of an episode of a continuing dramatic series.
Nominations for direction of actuality shows went to Don Mischer for 'The Kennedy Center Honors,' Brice Weisman for 'Up Close and Personal' and Marty Pasetta for last year's Oscar's telecast
Nominated for best director of a documentary were Perry Miller Adato for 'Picasso: A Painter's Diary,' David Heeley for 'Fred Astaire: Change Partners and Dance' and Alfred Kelman for 'Body Beautiful.'
The guild earlier nominated five of its members for its award as best director of a motion picture.
They are Robert Redford for 'Ordinary People,' Michael Apted for 'Coal Miner's Daughter,' David Lynch for 'The Elephant Man,' Martin Scorsese for 'Raging Bull' and Richard Rush for 'The Stunt Man.'
Awards in all categories -- which are considered good indicators of winners of the Oscars and Emmys given later in the year -- will be prsented at the 33rd annual SDG banquet March 14 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.