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This week the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in commercials. Two former creatives made the list for the first time: MJZ's Tom Kuntz, thanks to his twisted, all candy lineup featuring Skittles' "Trade," "Beard" and "Leak," out of TBWA/Chiat/Day/N.Y. and Leo Burnett's "Fruit Pants" for Altoids; and Hungry Man's David Gray, by merit of spots for O&M/N.Y. and the Tribeca Film Festival, "Transvestite" and "Mugger," Wongdoody's "Jesus Throws" for Full Tilt Poker and Ebay's "Born," out of Delaney Lund Knox Warren and Partners. Fellow Hungry Man Bryan Buckley returned with his third nomination, based on a pair of BK spectacles out of Crispin, "Manthem" and "More Mayo," as well as Amex's "Animals" out of O&M/N.Y. Fallon/MN's "Snowball," for Travelers, BBH/London's "Android" for Johnnie Walker and Coca-Cola's "First Taste," out of W+K/Amsterdam helped MJZ's Dante Ariola receive his fourth nomination, while three-time DGA winner ('91, '86 and '82) Joe Pytka ticks off his 15th nomination, thanks to Budweiser's "American Dream," out of DDB/Chicago; Disney's "Preparation," via Leo Burnett, and TBWA/Chiat/Day/N.Y.'s "Where Were You," for the WTC Memorial. The winners will be announced on Saturday, February 3, 2007 at the 50th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in L.A.