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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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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