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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
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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