Directors Guild of America Names Nominees for Best Documentary Director

     January 12, 2011

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Earlier this week, the Directors Guild of America named its nominees for Best Director.  Now they’ve named their nominees for Best Documentary Director.  And the nominees are:

  • Lixin Fan for Last Train Home
  • Charles Ferguson for Inside Job
  • Alex Gibney for Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
  • Davis Guggenheim for Waiting for “Superman”
  • Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger for Restrepo

Among the notable snubs were Banksy for Exit Through the Gift Shop and Amir Bar-Lev’s The Tillman Story.  It’s possible that the DGA’s nominees will be the five Oscar nominees as well, but I honestly don’t see what’s so spectacular about Client 9.  Obviously, I’m biased towards Exit Through the Gift Shop, but I think it’s the more enduring and thought-provoking work.  Winners will be announced Saturday, January 29th. [TheWrap]

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