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“Sugar Man” director Bendjelloul takes DGA prize

Searching for Sugar Man director Malik Bendjelloul (pictured) picked up the award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary at the 65th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in LA.
February 4, 2013

Searching for Sugar Man director Malik Bendjelloul (pictured) picked up the award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary at the 65th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in LA.

Bendjelloul beat the helmers of The Invisible War, The Queen of Versailles, How to Survive a Plague and Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry to take the prize on Saturday night (February 2).

On the non-fiction TV front, the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Television prize went to Brian Smith for his work on MasterChef.

Sugar Man‘s win at the DGAs comes after its recent Critics’ Choice and PGA wins, as well as a host of other prizes the film has won over the past 12 months.

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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