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James Edward "Jim" Burrows is an American director who directed all episodes and one special of Will & Grace.

Will & Grace

Burrows has admitted that he loved the script for Will & Grace for being a high-concept show, having directed television before with more mundane concepts. While promoting the ninth season in 2017, he described the show as a "fairy tale, literally and figuratively" because of the four main characters who are "a little bit of a fantasy."

All members of the main cast has expressed holding Burrows in high regard, with Debra Messing describing him as a "master" and a "musician", listening more to the musicality of the comedy rather than watching it.[1] On February 21, 2016, three of the main cast (Messing only appeared on a pre-recorded message due to the snow storm in New York at the time[2]) were present during the special tribute to Burrows entitled Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows.

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Episode Result
1999 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Love and Marriage Nominated
Directors Guild of America Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series Nominated
2000 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Homo for the Holidays Nominated
Directors Guild of America Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series Yours, Mine or Ours Nominated
2001 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Lows in the Mid-Eighties Nominated
Directors Guild of America Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series Won
2002 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series A Chorus Lie Nominated
Directors Guild of America Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series Bed, Bath and Beyond Nominated
2003 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series 23 Nominated
Directors Guild of America Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series Marry Me a Little, Marry Me a Little More Nominated
2004 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Last Ex to Brooklyn Nominated
2005 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World Nominated

External Links

References

  1. Will And Grace Premiere (NBC) Debra Messing #1. YouTube
  2. Emily Longeretta (February 21, 2016) ‘Will & Grace’ Cast Reunites At James Burrows Tribute — Debra Messing Misses Big Event. Hollywood Life. Retrieved September 9, 2017

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