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DGA Announces Doc Award Nominees

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire January 14, 2013 at 1:36PM

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: KIRBY DICK The Invisible War Rise Film ITVS Fork Films Cuomo Cole Productions Canal Plus Chain Camera Pictures This is Mr. Dick’s first DGA Award nomination. MALIK BENDJELLOUL 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. LAUREN GREENFIELD The Queen of Versailles Magnolia Pictures Evergreen Pictures BBC Storyville Impact Partners Candescent Films Plus Pictures DR VPRO Queen of Versailles, LLC This is Ms. Greenfield’s first DGA Award nomination. DAVID FRANCE 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. ALISON KLAYMAN Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry United Expression Media Muse Film and Television Never Sorry, LLC This is Ms. Klayman’s first DGA Award nomination.
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"How To Survive A Plague."
"How To Survive A Plague."

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:

KIRBY DICK
The Invisible War
Rise Film
ITVS
Fork Films
Cuomo Cole Productions
Canal Plus
Chain Camera Pictures
 
This is Mr. Dick’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
MALIK BENDJELLOUL
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.
 
LAUREN GREENFIELD
The Queen of Versailles
Magnolia Pictures
Evergreen Pictures
BBC Storyville
Impact Partners
Candescent Films
Plus Pictures
DR
VPRO
Queen of Versailles, LLC
 
This is Ms. Greenfield’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
DAVID FRANCE
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.

ALISON KLAYMAN
Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry
United Expression Media
Muse Film and Television
Never Sorry, LLC
 
This is Ms. Klayman’s first DGA Award nomination.
 

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