B&B's Cynthia J. Popp Nominated for Directors Guild of America Award
Cynthia J. Popp Nominated for Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award
For Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials for her work
on The Bold and the Beautiful
January 10, 2012… Los Angeles, CA… Daytime Emmy© Award winning Director and Producer Cynthia J. Popp has been nominated for a Director’s Guild of America (DGA) Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials, the DGA announced today. This marks the second DGA nomination for Popp, the first in 2010, and the 14th for THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, with two wins in 1992 and 1995.
The other members of Popp’s nominated directorial team include Associate Directors: Clyde A. Kaplan, Casey Kasprzyk, Steven A. Wacker, Catherine A. Sedwick and Stage Managers: Laura L. Yale, Douglas J. Hayden and Lisa M. Winthur-Huston.
Popp’s nomination is based upon the episode “Brooke Berry” that aired on April 29, 2011, where Brooke Logan (portrayed by Katherine Kelly Lang) and her stepson, Thomas Forrester (portrayed by Adam Gregory), find themselves washed up on the shore of a deserted island following a deadly plane crash. Stranded for days with no food or water, Brooke stumbles across what she feels is an answer to her prayers: an enticing berry bush. Desperate for sustenance, Brooke imbibes in the berries, also convincing Thomas to partake, not knowing that the succulent fruit is a hallucinogenic. As the euphoric effects of the berries overtake the castaways, they embark on a psychedelic trip which borders between exhilarating and taboo.
Popp has been with THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL since the Show’s debut in 1987. Her other credits include the primetime hit series Frasier and the daytime drama Passions.
The 64th Annual DGA Awards will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles, CA.