DGA Nominates Ramy Youssef for His Work on “The Bear”

Youssef has been nominated for a DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2023 for directing the fourth episode of Season 2 of “The Bear,” titled “Honeydew.”

DGA Nominates Ramy Youssef for His Work on “The Bear”
To date, Youssef is the first and only person to serve as director on “The Bear” besides the show’s showrunners Christopher Storer and Joanna Calo. Left: Lionel Boyce. Right: Ramy Youssef. Photo source: Chuck Hodes, FX

Ramy Youssef has been nominated for a Directors Guild of America Award for his work on “The Bear” (2022–).

Last week, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) revealed nominations for the 2024 DGA Awards in TV, commercial and documentary categories. Some notable nominees include HBO's "Succession" (2018–2023), which dominated with four nominations in the drama series category, alongside a nod for "The Last of Us" (2023–).

Youssef has been nominated for a DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for 2023 for directing the fourth episode of Season 2 of “The Bear,” titled “Honeydew.” The episode follows Marcus (Lionel Boyce), the pastry chef of the titular restaurant The Bear, as he travels to Denmark for an internship with chef Luca (Will Poulter). Marcus tries to challenge himself through the preparation of a series of new dishes that could benefit the restaurant. Fann covered the episode in detail here.

The DGA nomination also recognizes other members of Youssef’s directorial team. They include unit production managers Tyson Bidner and Carrie Holt de Lama; first assistant directors Kit Bland and Pablo Gambetta; second assistant director Larissa Malarek; second second assistant directors Olivia Dame and Hirotatsu Taniguchi; and location manager Maria C. Roxas.

Other nominations in the comedy category include “The Bear” showrunner Christopher Storer for the sixth episode of the season, “Fishes;” Erica Dunton for the “Ted Lasso” (2020–2023) episode “La Locker Room Aux Folles,” with Declan Lowney nominated for the “Ted Lasso” finale “So Long, Farewell;” and Bill Hader for the “Barry” (2018–2023) finale “wow.”

Other notable DGA nominations include the limited series "Lessons in Chemistry" (2023), which received three nods; other limited series nominated include "All The Light We Cannot See" (2023) and "Daisy Jones & The Six" (2023), rounding out the category. Documentary nominees include "Bobi Wine: The People’s President" (2022), "Beyond Utopia" (2023), "Kokomo City" (2023), "Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie" (2023) and "20 Days in Mariupol" (2023). The catchall category for variety/talk/news/sports nominations went to shows like "Real Time With Bill Maher" (2003–) and "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" (2014–). Specials category nods include contentious Muslim American comedian Dave Chappelle, as well as Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Carol Burnett and Glenn Weiss. Reality program nominees include "The Golden Bachelor" (2023–), "Rainn Wilson and the Geography of Bliss" (2023–), "Project Greenlight" (2001–2023), "Lego Masters" (2020–) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2009–). Feature film category nominations will be announced on Wednesday.

The 76th DGA Awards will be held on Feb. 10.

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