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“Material World,” “Interrupters,” “Nim” vie for DGA doc prize

Martin Scorsese's George Harrison: Living in the Material World (pictured), Steve James's The Interrupters and James Marsh's Project Nim are among the five nominees competing for the top doc prize at the 2012 Directors Guild of America Awards.
January 12, 2012

Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World (pictured), Steve James’s The Interrupters and James Marsh’s Project Nim are among the five nominees competing for the top doc prize at the 2012 Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards.

Rounding out the nominees for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries category are Richard Press’s Bill Cunningham New York and Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory.

“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 DGA president Taylor Hackford. “Our nominees represent the best in documentary filmmaking and I congratulate each of them on a job well done.”

The winner will be announced at the 64th annual DGA Awards Dinner on January 28 in the Grand Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland in LA.

The Interrupters‘ nomination comes after the film yesterday scooped the top two prizes at the fifth annual Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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