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Klayman, France, Bendjelloul earn DGA nods

Doc directors Alison Klayman (pictured), Kirby Dick, Lauren Greenfield, Malik Bendjelloul and David France have all earned nominations for the Directors Guild of America's annual DGA Awards.
January 14, 2013

Doc directors Alison Klayman (pictured), Kirby Dick, Lauren Greenfield, Malik Bendjelloul and David France have all earned nominations for the Directors Guild of America’s annual DGA Awards.

Each of the five directors earned their first DGA Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2012, the winner of which will be announced at the 65th annual DGA Awards on February 2 in Hollywood.

The directors are nominated for their respective documentaries Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, The Invisible War, The Queen of Versailles, Searching for Sugar Man and How to Survive a Plague.

Three of the five docs – Sugar Man, Invisible War and Plague – are also nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.

The Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary category was last year won by James Marsh, who picked up the prize for Project Nim.

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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