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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.

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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