Doc directors Alison Klayman (pictured), Kirby Dick, Lauren Greenfield, Malik Bendjelloul and David France have all earned nominations for the Directors Guild of America’s annual DGA Awards.
Each of the five directors earned their first DGA Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2012, the winner of which will be announced at the 65th annual DGA Awards on February 2 in Hollywood.
The directors are nominated for their respective documentaries Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, The Invisible War, The Queen of Versailles, Searching for Sugar Man and How to Survive a Plague.
Three of the five docs – Sugar Man, Invisible War and Plague – are also nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.
The Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary category was last year won by James Marsh, who picked up the prize for Project Nim.