“Overnighters,” “The Quest” among DGA Awards nominees

This year's DGA Awards nominees include documentaries Citizenfour and The Overnighters (pictured), and reality programs The Quest and Top Chef.
January 14, 2015

Citizenfour, The Overnighters (pictured), The Quest and Top Chef are among the documentary and reality nominees for the 67th annual Director’s Guild of America (DGA) Awards.

This year, all the filmmakers nominated in the outstanding directorial achievement in documentary category are first-time nominees. They are: The Kill Team‘s Dan Krauss, Finding Vivian Maier’s John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, The Overnighters’ Jesse Moss, Citizenfour‘s Laura Poitras and Virunga‘s Orlando von Einsiedel.

The nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in reality programs are Bertram van Munster, Jack Cannon and Elise Doganieri for ABC’s The Quest (“One True Hero”); Neil P. DeGroot for NBC’s The Biggest Loser (“Episode 1613″); Steve Hryniewicz for Bravo’s Top Chef (“The First Thanksgiving”); Anthony B. Sacco for Starz’s The Chair (“The Test”); and Adam Vetri for CMT’s Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (“Welcome to the Gun Show”).

The winners will be announced on February 7 during a ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

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 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.