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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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