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“Summer of Soul,” “Ascension,” “The Rescue” among DGA noms

The Directors Guild of America revealed the nominations in its TV, commercial and documentary categories today. Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and his debut feature Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could ...
January 26, 2022

The Directors Guild of America revealed the nominations in its TV, commercial and documentary categories today.

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and his debut feature Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (Searchlight Pictures, Onyx Collective, Hulu) continued racking up award nominations with an inclusion on the DGA’s list.

The other entrants joining Thompson as nominees for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary award are Jessica Kingdon for Ascension (MTV Documentary Films, Paramount+), Stanley Nelson for Attica (Showtime), Raoul Peck for Exterminate All the Brutes (HBO), and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin for The Rescue (National Geographic).

The DGA also revealed the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs. The nominees for this year’s award are Joseph Guidry for Full Bloom (HBO Max), Patrick McManus for American Ninja Warrior (NBC), Ramy Romany for Making the Cut (Amazon), Ben Simms for Running Wild with Bear Grylls (National Geographic Channel) and Adam Vetri for Getaway Driver (Discovery Channel).

Guidry took home the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality award last year for Full Bloom. The 2021 award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary, meanwhile, was given to Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw for The Truffle Hunters.

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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