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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
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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