The Crash Reel (pictured), Stories We Tell, The Square, Cutie and the Boxer and The Act of Killing will vie for the Directors Guild of America’s (DGA) documentary award.
The winner will be announced at the 66th annual DGA Awards ceremony, which is hosted by Jane Lynch and takes place on January 25 in LA.
The news comes after the DGA last week announced its nominees in the reality category.
“The five documentary filmmakers nominated today have made powerful films exploring humanity in all its complications,” said DGA president Paris Barclay in a statement. “From intricate family portrayals to lives caught in political upheaval, these works are intimate, heartbreaking and triumphant. My congratulations to each of the nominees.”
The full list of documentary award nominees, with credits provided by the DGA, follows below:
Cutie and the Boxer
Ex Lion Tamer
This is Heinzerling’s first DGA Award nomination.
Roast Beef Productions
This is Noujaim’s third DGA Award nomination. She won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for Startup.com in 2001 (together with Chris Hegedus) and was also nominated in this category in 2004 for Control Room.
The Act of Killing
Final Cut for Real APS
Novaya Zemlya Ltd.
Spring Films Ltd.
This is Oppenheimer’s first DGA Award nomination.
Stories We Tell
The National Film Board of Canada
This is Polley’s first DGA Award nomination.
The Crash Reel
HBO Documentary Films
KP Rides Again, LLC
Tree Tree Tree Production
This is Walker’s first DGA Award nomination.