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“Citizenfour” gets best doc nods from DGA, BAFTA

Laura Poitras (pictured) has had a weekend to remember, with Citizenfour claiming best documentary at the BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday, and taking best documentary director honors at the Directors Guild of America awards ceremony held Saturday night.
February 8, 2015

Laura Poitras (pictured) has had a weekend to remember, with Citizenfour named best documentary at the BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday – the night after the director took best documentary director honors at the Directors Guild of America awards ceremony held Saturday night.

The BAFTAs, held at London’s Royal Opera House, gave the best documentary nod to Poitras’ latest, which focuses on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The film beat out 20,000 Days on Earth, 20 Feet From Stardom, Virunga and Finding Vivian Maier.

Meanwhile, at the Directors Guild of America awards ceremony held Saturday night in Los Angeles, Poitras took top doc helmer honors for Citizenfour, beating out competition from Finding Vivian Maier, Virunga, The Kill Team and The Overnighters.

Also during the DGAs, Anthony Sacco took the prize for directing in reality, with “The Test” episode for Starz series The Chair.

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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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