Five first-time nominees made the cut for Directors Guild of America’s Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries Award, including 3 of the 5 folks aiming for the best doc Oscar.
“Whether shining a light on sweeping injustice or bringing us along on an intimate journey, the best documentaries challenge and enlighten us, and this year’s nominees are no exception,” said DGA President Taylor Hackford in a statement. “The powerful work of these nominated directors is a true testament to the skill and significance of non-fiction storytellers. Congratulations to each of the nominees on their remarkable accomplishments.”
The winners will be announced at the 65th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 2, 2013 in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. The nominees are:
The Invisible War
Cuomo Cole Productions
Chain Camera Pictures
This is Mr. Dick’s first DGA Award nomination.
Searching For Sugar Man
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Passion Pictures Production
Canfield Pictures & The Documentary Company
Red Box Films
This is Mr. Bendjelloul’s first DGA Award nomination.
The Queen of Versailles
Queen of Versailles, LLC
This is Ms. Greenfield’s first DGA Award nomination.
How To Survive A Plague
Public Square Films
Ford Foundation/Justfilms Impact Partners
How to Survive a Plague, LLC
This is Mr. France’s first DGA Award nomination.
Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry
United Expression Media
Muse Film and Television
Never Sorry, LLC
This is Ms. Klayman’s first DGA Award nomination.