The Directors Guild of America Saturday night honored its own president, Michael Apted, with its trophy in the best TV dramatic series category for HBO's Rome. Accepting the award, Apted remarked, "This feels like a home-field advantage." Michael Buckland won the DGA award in the comedy series category for directing the pilot of NBC's My Name Is Earl. The vote in the TV movie category turned out to be a tie, with Joseph Sargent winning for HBO's Warm Springs and George C. Wolfe, for HBO's Lackawanna Blues.