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“Project Nim” scoops DGA doc prize

James Marsh's chimpanzee-focused documentary Project Nim (pictured) has scooped the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary Award at the Director's Guild of America's annual awards ceremony.
January 29, 2012

James Marsh’s chimpanzee-focused documentary Project Nim (pictured) has scooped the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary Award at the Director’s Guild of America’s (DGA) annual awards ceremony.

Marsh’s film beat Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory; Steve James’s The Interrupters; Richard Press’s Bill Cunningham New York; and Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World to scoop the prize.

Elsewhere at the DGA Awards, the award for Best Reality Show Director went to Neil P. Degroot for The Biggest Loser. In addition, the Best Miniseries/Television Movie Director prize went to John Cassar for The Kennedys.

 

 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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