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Bryan Fogel, Matthew Heineman nominated for DGA Awards

Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Matthew Heineman are among the doc filmmakers nominated for Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards this year. The nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary include Burns ...
January 10, 2018

Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Matthew Heineman are among the doc filmmakers nominated for Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards this year.

The nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary include Burns and Novick for the PBS docuseries The Vietnam War. This is the duo’s second DGA Award nomination, having previously been nominated in this category in 2007 for The War. 

Also nominated in the category is Heineman for Amazon’s City of Ghosts (pictured). Heineman previously won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary in 2015 for Cartel Land.

Steve James is nominated for PBS’ ABACUS: Small Enough To Jail , while Errol Morris picks up a nom for Wormwood (Netflix). This is the fourth DGA nomination for both directors.

Elsewhere, Bryan Fogel picks up his first nomination for Netflix’s Icarus.

Meanwhile, the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs are Hisham Abed for “Pilot” of ABC’s Encore!, John Gonzalez for “Episode 50″ of A&E’s Live PD, Brian Smith for “Vegas Deluxe & Oyster Shucks” of Fox’s MasterChef, Adam Vertri for “Dare to Live” of MTV’s Chainsmokers, and Kent Weed for NBC’s “Season Premiere” of Spartan: The Ultimate Team Challenge.

This is Abed’s, Gonzalez’s and Weed’s second DGA nomination. Meanwhile, it’s Vetri’s third and Smith’s fifth nomination.

The winners will be announced during the 68th Annual DGA Awards ceremony, held in Los Angeles Feb. 3, 2018, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

 

 

 

 

 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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