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“Sugar Man” director Bendjelloul takes DGA prize

Searching for Sugar Man director Malik Bendjelloul (pictured) picked up the award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary at the 65th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in LA.
February 4, 2013

Searching for Sugar Man director Malik Bendjelloul (pictured) picked up the award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary at the 65th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in LA.

Bendjelloul beat the helmers of The Invisible War, The Queen of Versailles, How to Survive a Plague and Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry to take the prize on Saturday night (February 2).

On the non-fiction TV front, the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Television prize went to Brian Smith for his work on MasterChef.

Sugar Man‘s win at the DGAs comes after its recent Critics’ Choice and PGA wins, as well as a host of other prizes the film has won over the past 12 months.

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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