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Directors Guild Reveals Docs Nominees

Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the DGA?s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries for the year 2012.

“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 Hackford. “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 DGA Awards will be hosted by director/actor/producer Kelsey Grammer.



The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2012 are (in alphabetical order):

The Invisible War
Rise Film
Fork Films
Cuomo Cole Productions
Canal Plus
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
Magnolia Pictures
Evergreen Pictures
BBC Storyville
Impact Partners
Candescent Films
Plus Pictures
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.


For a complete list of nominations in other categories or to download a press credential application, please visit the Awards section of the DGA website at The winners in all categories will be announced at the 65th Annual DGA Awards dinner and ceremony on Saturday evening, February 2, 2013 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.

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