The team of Adam Cameron and Simon Cole -- aka "Joe Public" -- earned their second nomination based on several spots for 7Up via Young & Rubicam, and work on Visa and Cingular Wireless out of BBDO/New York. Craig Gillespie's first-ever nomination comes on the strength of work out of Fallon for Citibank and Holiday Inn, as well spots for SBC and Ameritech via Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. Fellow first-timer Baker Smith earned his seat with spots for four different client/agency pairs: Lucky Magazine and Black Rocket, Fox Sports and TBWA/Chiat/Day, Toshiba and DGWB, and Lowe and Heineken. Black Rocket's Bob Kerstetter, who directs via Tool of North America, landed his first nomination with a trio of spots for Black Rocket client Musco Olives. Pytka, who was last nominated in 1999, got back on the list with two "New York Miracle" spots -- "The Deli" and "Skating" -- from BBDO/New York, plus a Lion winning Disney spot for Leo Burnett and an Ad Council message from Bartle Bogle Hegarty.
The winner will be announced March 9 at the the annual DGA Awards Dinner in Los Angeles.