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Reeve among Director’s Guild TV noms

Nominated for the made-for-TV movie, ‘The Brooke Ellison Story’
/ Source: The Associated Press

Christopher Reeve was among five Directors Guild of America nominees announced Monday for outstanding direction of made-for-television movies.

Reeve, the “Superman” movie star who died last October at age 52, nine years after he was paralyzed in a horse-riding accident, was a first-time nominee for “The Brooke Ellison Story.”

The A&E film dramatized the life of a young woman left a quadriplegic after a car accident.

Other nominees included Robert Altman for “Tanner on Tanner, Parts 1-4,” Sundance Channel; Joe Sargent for “Something the Lord Made,” HBO; Stephen Hopkins, “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers,” HBO; and Lloyd Kramer, “Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” ABC.

Nominations for other Directors Guild television awards were scheduled to be announced Wednesday. Winners will be announced at the 57th annual DGA Awards Dinner on Jan. 29 in Beverly Hills.