DGA Announces Documentary Nominees

LOS ANGELES –Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries for the year 2011.

“The remarkable documentaries made by this year’s nominees take audiences on a journey, whether casting light on injustice or exploring the human condition in all of its nuance, cruelty, creativity and triumph,” said Hackford. “Our nominees represent the best in documentary filmmaking and I congratulate each of them on a job well done.

The winners will be announced at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012 in the Grand 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 2011 are (in alphabetical order):
JOE BERLINGER & BRUCE SINOFSKY
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Radical Media
HBO Documentary Films

STEVE JAMES
The Interrupters
Kartemquin Films
WGBH/Frontline
The Independent Television Services
BBC Storyville
Rise Films

JAMES MARSH
Project Nim
Red Box Films
Passion Pictures
HBO Documentary Films
BBC Films
UK Film Council

RICHARD PRESS
Bill Cunningham New York
First Thought Films
Zeitgeist Films

MARTIN SCORSESE
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Sikelia Productions
Spitfire Pictures
Grove Street Pictures

    1. Totally agree! “Senna” is so far ahead of any doc this year, that they just should have given the award outright to the filmmakers.

  1. Once again the DGA’s “Documentary Branch” screws it up! How in John Ford’s name could you not include “Senna” which has been getting rave reviews from critics and the viewing public, worldwide. What a true shame……

  2. Senna should have been included.

    Scorsese deserves the nod for George Harrison, but I still question the DGA nod for Hugo while others were neglected.

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