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Sarah Polley, Jehane Nouhaim and Lucy Walker Lead Female Majority Nominees For DGA's Doc Awards

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire January 13, 2014 at 1:24PM

The Directors Guild of America has announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries for 2013.
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Stories we tell, sarah Polley

The Directors Guild of America has announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries for 2013, with Sarah Polley ("Stories Well Tell"), Jehane Noujaim ("The Square") and Lucy Walker ("The Crash Reel") refreshingly making it a female majority. Zachary Heinzerling ("Cutie and the Boxer") and Joshua Oppenheimer ("The Act of Killing") joined them.
 
“The five documentary filmmakers nominated today have made powerful films exploring humanity in all its complications,” said DGA President Paris Barclay.  “From intricate family portrayals to lives caught in political upheaval, these works are intimate, heartbreaking and triumphant.  My congratulations to each of the nominees.”
 
The winner will be named at the 66th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.  The nominees are (in alphabetical order):
 
ZACHARY HEINZERLING
Cutie and the Boxer
Radius TWC
Ex Lion Tamer
Cine Mosaic
 
This is Mr. Heinzerling’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
 
JEHANE NOUJAIM
The Square
Netflix
Participant Media
Noujaim Films
Maktube Productions
WorldView
Roast Beef Productions

This is Ms. Noujaim’s third DGA Award nomination.  She won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for Startup.com in 2001 (together with Chris Hegedus) and was also nominated in this category in 2004 for Control Room.
 
 
JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER
The Act of Killing
Final Cut for Real APS
Drafthouse Films
Piraya Films
Novaya Zemlya Ltd.
Spring Films Ltd.
 
This is Mr. Oppenheimer’s first DGA Award nomination.
 

SARAH POLLEY
Stories We Tell
Roadside Attractions
The National Film Board of Canada
 
This is Ms. Polley’s first DGA Award nomination.

 
LUCY WALKER
The Crash Reel
HBO Documentary Films
KP Rides Again, LLC
Impact Partners
Tree Tree Tree Production
 
This is Ms. Walker’s first DGA Award nomination.
 
 


This article is related to: DGA, Awards Season Roundup, Documentary, Stories We Tell, The Act of Killing , Cutie And The Boxer, The Square , The Crash Reel





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