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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

  (Redirected from Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special)

This is a list of the winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Awarded for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
First awarded 1975
Currently held by Susanne Bier,
The Night Manager (2016)
Website emmys.com

Contents

Chronology of category namesEdit

Over the years, the scope of this award has evolved and the name with which it has been presented reflects those changes:

  • 1975: Director of the Year – Special
  • 1976: Outstanding Directing in a Special Program – Drama or Comedy
  • 1977: Outstanding Directing in a Special Program
  • 1978–1979: Outstanding Directing in a Special Program – Drama or Comedy
  • 1980–1986: Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or Special
  • 1987–1992: Outstanding Directing in a Miniseries or Special
  • 1993–1996: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing for a Miniseries or Special
  • 1997–1998: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or Special
  • 1999–2000: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or Movie
  • 2001–2002: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special
  • 2003–2015: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special
  • 2016–present: Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Winners and nominationsEdit

1970sEdit

Year Program Episode Nominee(s) Network
19701971
(23rd)
[1]
The Price Fielder Cook NBC
A Clear and Present Danger James Goldstone NBC
Hamlet Peter Wood
Tribes Joseph Sargent ABC
19711972
(24th)
[2]
The Glass House Tom Gries CBS
Brian's Song Buzz Kulik ABC
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story Fielder Cook CBS
Look Homeward, Angel Paul Bogart
The Snow Goose Patrick Garland NBC
19721973
(25th)
[3]
The Marcus-Nelson Murders Joseph Sargent CBS
That Certain Summer Lamont Johnson ABC
A War of Children George Schaefer CBS
19731974
(26th)
[4]
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman John Korty CBS
A Case of Rape Boris Sagal NBC
The Execution of Private Slovik Lamont Johnson
The Migrants Tom Gries CBS
Pueblo Anthony Page ABC
19741975
(27th)
[5]
Love Among the Ruins George Cukor ABC
The Law John Badham NBC
The Missiles of October Anthony Page ABC
QB VII "Part 1" & "Part 2" Tom Gries
Queen of the Stardust Ballroom Sam O'Steen CBS
19751976
(28th)
[6]
Eleanor and Franklin Daniel Petrie ABC
Babe Buzz Kulik CBS
Fear on Trial Lamont Johnson
A Moon for the Misbegotten José Quintero and Gordon Rigsby ABC
19761977
(29th)
[7]
Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Daniel Petrie ABC
Helter Skelter Tom Gries CBS
Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys Fielder Cook NBC
Raid on Entebbe Irvin Kershner
Tail Gunner Joe Jud Taylor
19771978
(30th)
[8]
The Defection of Simas Kudirka David Lowell Rich CBS
Breaking Up Delbert Mann ABC
The Gathering Randal Kleiser
Our Town George Schaefer NBC
Something for Joey Lou Antonio CBS
Verna: USO Girl Ronald F. Maxwell PBS
19781979
(31st)
[9]
Friendly Fire David Greene ABC
Les Misérables Glenn Jordan CBS
Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story Lou Antonio

1980sEdit

Year Program Episode Nominee(s) Network
19791980
(32nd)
[10]
Attica Marvin J. Chomsky ABC
All Quiet on the Western Front Delbert Mann ABC
Amber Waves Joseph Sargent
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones William Graham CBS
The Scarlett O'Hara War John Erman NBC
19801981
(33rd)
[11]
Kent State James Goldstone NBC
Bitter Harvest Roger Young NBC
Masada "Part 4" Boris Sagal (posthumously) ABC
The Shadow Box Paul Newman
Shōgun "Part 5" Jerry London NBC
19811982
(34th)
[12]
Inside the Third Reich Marvin J. Chomsky ABC
Brideshead Revisited "Et in Arcadia Ego" Michael Lindsay-Hogg and Charles Sturridge PBS
Mae West Lee Philips ABC
Skokie Herbert Wise CBS
19821983
(35th)
[13]
Who Will Love My Children? John Erman ABC
Smiley's People "Part 6" Simon Langton Syndicated
Special Bulletin Edward Zwick NBC
The Thorn Birds "Part 2" Daryl Duke ABC
The Winds of War "Into the Maelstrom" Dan Curtis
19831984
(36th)
[14]
Concealed Enemies "Part 3" Jeff Bleckner PBS
The Day After Nicholas Meyer ABC
Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter Lamont Johnson
Something About Amelia Randa Haines
A Streetcar Named Desire John Erman
19841985
(37th)
[15]
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story Lamont Johnson NBC
The Burning Bed Robert Greenwald NBC
Consenting Adult Gilbert Cates ABC
Do You Remember Love Jeff Bleckner CBS
Fatal Vision David Greene NBC
The Jewel in the Crown "Crossing the River" Christopher Morahan and Jim O'Brien PBS
19851986
(38th)
[16]
Love Is Never Silent Joseph Sargent NBC
Death of a Salesman Volker Schlöndorff CBS
An Early Frost John Erman NBC
The Execution of Raymond Graham Daniel Petrie ABC
Resting Place John Korty CBS
19861987
(39th)
[17]
Promise Glenn Jordan CBS
Escape from Sobibor Jack Gold CBS
LBJ: The Early Years Peter Werner NBC
Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder "Part 1" Paul Bogart
Unnatural Causes Lamont Johnson
19871988
(40th)
[18]
Lincoln Lamont Johnson NBC
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank John Erman CBS
Billionaire Boys Club Marvin J. Chomsky NBC
Echoes in the Darkness Glenn Jordan CBS
The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story Paul Wendkos NBC
19881989
(41st)
[19]
Lonesome Dove "Part 1" & "Part 4" Simon Wincer CBS
I Know My First Name is Steven Larry Elikann NBC
My Name Is Bill W. Daniel Petrie ABC
Roe vs. Wade Gregory Hoblit NBC
War and Remembrance "Part 6" & "Part 7" Dan Curtis ABC

1990sEdit

Year Program Episode Nominee(s) Network
19891990
(42nd)
[20]
Caroline? Joseph Sargent CBS
Do You Know the Muffin Man? Gilbert Cates CBS
The Final Days Richard Pearce ABC
The Kennedys of Massachusetts Lamont Johnson
A Killing in a Small Town Stephen Gyllenhaal CBS
19901991
(43rd)
[21]
The Josephine Baker Story Brian Gibson HBO
Absolute Strangers Gilbert Cates CBS
Decoration Day Robert Markowitz NBC
Sarah, Plain and Tall Glenn Jordan CBS
19911992
(44th)
[22]
Miss Rose White Joseph Sargent NBC
Broadway Bound Paul Bogart ABC
Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 Lamont Johnson
Homefront "Pilot" Ron Lagomarsino
I'll Fly Away "Pilot" Joshua Brand NBC
Mark Twain and Me Daniel Petrie Disney Channel
19921993
(45th)
[23]
Sinatra James Steven Sadwith CBS
Barbarians at the Gate Glenn Jordan HBO
Citizen Cohn Frank Pierson
The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom Michael Ritchie
A Town Torn Apart Daniel Petrie NBC
19931994
(46th)
[24]
Against the Wall John Frankenheimer HBO
And the Band Played On Roger Spottiswoode HBO
Gypsy Emile Ardolino CBS
My Breast Betty Thomas
To Dance with the White Dog Glenn Jordan
19941995
(47th)
[25]
The Burning Season John Frankenheimer HBO
Citizen X Chris Gerolmo HBO
Indictment: The McMartin Trial Mick Jackson
The Piano Lesson Lloyd Richards CBS
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story Jeff Bleckner NBC
19951996
(48th)
[26]
Andersonville John Frankenheimer TNT
Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story Peter Werner Lifetime
Gulliver's Travels Charles Sturridge NBC
The Heidi Chronicles Paul Bogart TNT
The Late Shift Betty Thomas HBO
19961997
(49th)
[27]
The Odyssey Andrei Konchalovsky NBC
Bastard out of Carolina Anjelica Huston Showtime
Crime of the Century Mark Rydell HBO
Gotti Robert Harmon
In the Gloaming Christopher Reeve
19971998
(50th)
[28]
George Wallace John Frankenheimer TNT
Don King: Only in America John Herzfeld HBO
From the Earth to the Moon "Can We Do This?" Tom Hanks
Merlin Steve Barron NBC
12 Angry Men William Friedkin Showtime
19981999
(51st)
[29]
The Temptations Allan Arkush NBC
The Baby Dance Jane Anderson Showtime
Dash and Lilly Kathy Bates A&E
Joan of Arc Christian Duguay CBS
A Lesson Before Dying Joseph Sargent HBO

2000sEdit

Year Program Episode Nominee(s) Network
19992000
(52nd)
[30]
The Corner Charles S. Dutton HBO
Annie Rob Marshall ABC
Fail Safe Stephen Frears and Martin Pasetta CBS
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Martha Coolidge HBO
RKO 281 Benjamin Ross
20002001
(53rd)
[31]
Wit Mike Nichols HBO
Anne Frank: The Whole Story Robert Dornhelm ABC
Conspiracy Frank Pierson HBO
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows Robert Allan Ackerman ABC
61* Billy Crystal HBO
20012002
(54th)
[32]
Band of Brothers David Frankel, Tom Hanks, David Leland, Richard Loncraine, David Nutter, Phil Alden Robinson, Mikael Salomon, and Tony To HBO
The Gathering Storm Richard Loncraine HBO
James Dean Mark Rydell TNT
The Laramie Project Moisés Kaufman HBO
Path to War John Frankenheimer
20022003
(55th)
[33]
Door to Door Steven Schachter TNT
Live from Baghdad Mick Jackson HBO
My House in Umbria Richard Loncraine
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Robert Allan Ackerman Showtime
Soldier's Girl Frank Pierson
20032004
(56th)
[34]
Angels in America Mike Nichols HBO
Ike: Countdown to D-Day Robert Harmon A&E
The Lion in Winter Andrei Konchalovsky Showtime
Prime Suspect VI: The Last Witness Tom Hooper PBS
Something the Lord Made Joseph Sargent HBO
20042005
(57th)
[35]
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Stephen Hopkins HBO
Empire Falls Fred Schepisi HBO
Lackawanna Blues George C. Wolfe
Warm Springs Joseph Sargent
20052006
(58th)
[36]
Elizabeth I Tom Hooper HBO
Bleak House Justin Chadwick PBS
Flight 93 Peter Markle A&E
The Girl in the Café David Yates HBO
High School Musical Kenny Ortega Disney Channel
Mrs. Harris Phyllis Nagy HBO
20062007
(59th)
[37]
Prime Suspect: The Final Act Philip Martin PBS
Broken Trail Walter Hill AMC
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Yves Simoneau HBO
Jane Eyre Susanna White PBS
Tsunami: The Aftermath Bharat Nalluri HBO
20072008
(60th)
[38]
Recount Jay Roach HBO
Bernard and Doris Bob Balaban HBO
The Company Mikael Salomon TNT
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant HBO
John Adams Tom Hooper
20082009
(61st)
[39]
Little Dorrit Dearbhla Walsh PBS
Generation Kill "Bomb in the Garden" Susanna White HBO
Grey Gardens Michael Sucsy
Into the Storm Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Taking Chance Ross Katz
Wallander: One Step Behind Philip Martin PBS

2010sEdit

Year Program Episode Nominee(s) Network
20092010
(62nd)
[40]
Temple Grandin Mick Jackson HBO
Georgia O'Keeffe Bob Balaban Lifetime
The Pacific "Iwo Jima" David Nutter and Jeremy Podeswa HBO
"Okinawa" Tim Van Patten
You Don't Know Jack Barry Levinson
20102011
(63rd)
[41]
Downton Abbey "Episode One" Brian Percival PBS
Carlos Olivier Assayas Sundance Channel
Cinema Verite Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini HBO
Mildred Pierce Todd Haynes
Too Big to Fail Curtis Hanson
20112012
(64th)
[42]
Game Change Jay Roach HBO
Hatfields & McCoys Kevin Reynolds History
Hemingway & Gellhorn Philip Kaufman HBO
Luther Sam Miller BBC America
Sherlock "A Scandal in Belgravia" Paul McGuigan PBS
20122013
(65th)
[43]
Behind the Candelabra Steven Soderbergh HBO
The Girl Julian Jarrold HBO
Phil Spector David Mamet
Ring of Fire Allison Anders Lifetime
Top of the Lake "Part 5" Jane Campion and Garth Davis Sundance Channel
20132014
(66th)
[44]
Fargo "Buridan's Ass" Colin Bucksey FX
American Horror Story: Coven "Bitchcraft" Alfonso Gomez-Rejon FX
Fargo "The Crocodile's Dilemma" Adam Bernstein
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Stephen Frears HBO
The Normal Heart Ryan Murphy
Sherlock "His Last Vow" Nick Hurran PBS
20142015
(67th)
[45]
Olive Kitteridge Lisa Cholodenko HBO
American Horror Story: Freak Show "Monsters Among Us" Ryan Murphy FX
Bessie Dee Rees HBO
The Honourable Woman Hugo Blick SundanceTV
Houdini Uli Edel History
The Missing Tom Shankland Starz
Wolf Hall Peter Kosminsky PBS
20152016
(68th)
[46]
The Night Manager Susanne Bier AMC
All the Way Jay Roach HBO
Fargo "Before the Law" Noah Hawley FX
The People v. O. J. Simpson "From the Ashes of Tragedy" Ryan Murphy
"Manna from Heaven" Anthony Hemingway
"The Race Card" John Singleton
20162017
(69th)
[47]
Big Little Lies Jean-Marc Vallée HBO
Fargo "The Law of Vacant Places" Noah Hawley FX
Feud: Bette and Joan "And the Winner Is… (The Oscars of 1963)" Ryan Murphy
Genius "Einstein: Chapter One" Ron Howard Nat Geo
The Night Of "The Art of War" James Marsh HBO
"The Beach" Steven Zaillian

Directors with multiple winsEdit

Directors with multiple nominationsEdit

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