You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

DGA taps five for doc noms

Dick, Bendjelloul, Greenfield, France, Klayman earn nods

Kirby Dick, Malik Bendjelloul, Lauren Greenfield, David France and Alison Klayman have received documentary helmer nominations from the Directors Guild of America.

All five are first-time nominees by the DGA, while three — Dick (“The Invisible War”), Bendjelloul (“Searching for Sugar Man”) and France (“How To Survive a Plague”) — had their projects nominated for Oscars in documentary last week.

Greenfield was nommed for “The Queen of Versailles,” Klayman for “Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry.”

“Whether shining a light on sweeping injustice or bringing us along on an intimate journey, the best documentaries challenge and enlighten us, and this year’s nominees are no exception,” DGA prexy Taylor Hackford said. “The powerful work of these nominated directors is a true testament to the skill and significance of non-fiction storytellers.” Oscar-nominated directors who didn’t make the DGA cut were Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi (“5 Broken Cameras”) and Dror Moreh (“The Gatekeepers”).

The nominees will join the previously announced candidates for DGA honors at the guild’s kudofest Feb. 2 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland, with Kelsey Grammer hosting.

More Scene

  • 'Geostorm' film premiere

    'Geostorm' Director Hopes Harvey Weinstein Scandal Signals 'Sea Change' for Hollywood

    Kirby Dick, Malik Bendjelloul, Lauren Greenfield, David France and Alison Klayman have received documentary helmer nominations from the Directors Guild of America. All five are first-time nominees by the DGA, while three — Dick (“The Invisible War”), Bendjelloul (“Searching for Sugar Man”) and France (“How To Survive a Plague”) — had their projects nominated for […]

  • ‘Working Above The Line’ panel, The

    Academy's Third Annual Careers in Film Summit Inspires Young Creatives

    Kirby Dick, Malik Bendjelloul, Lauren Greenfield, David France and Alison Klayman have received documentary helmer nominations from the Directors Guild of America. All five are first-time nominees by the DGA, while three — Dick (“The Invisible War”), Bendjelloul (“Searching for Sugar Man”) and France (“How To Survive a Plague”) — had their projects nominated for […]

  • Josh Radnor Ben Lee

    'Saved By a Story' Benefit Raises Money for Charity — and Builds a Community of Storytellers

    Kirby Dick, Malik Bendjelloul, Lauren Greenfield, David France and Alison Klayman have received documentary helmer nominations from the Directors Guild of America. All five are first-time nominees by the DGA, while three — Dick (“The Invisible War”), Bendjelloul (“Searching for Sugar Man”) and France (“How To Survive a Plague”) — had their projects nominated for […]

  • Oprah Celebrates 'Wisdom of Sundays' With

    Oprah Winfrey Celebrates New Book 'Wisdom of Sundays' With Star-Studded Gospel Brunch

    Kirby Dick, Malik Bendjelloul, Lauren Greenfield, David France and Alison Klayman have received documentary helmer nominations from the Directors Guild of America. All five are first-time nominees by the DGA, while three — Dick (“The Invisible War”), Bendjelloul (“Searching for Sugar Man”) and France (“How To Survive a Plague”) — had their projects nominated for […]

  • Ava DuVernay Gala in the Garden

    Celebrities Talk Weinstein's Academy Expulsion at Hammer Museum's Gala in the Garden: 'We Have So Far To Go'

    Kirby Dick, Malik Bendjelloul, Lauren Greenfield, David France and Alison Klayman have received documentary helmer nominations from the Directors Guild of America. All five are first-time nominees by the DGA, while three — Dick (“The Invisible War”), Bendjelloul (“Searching for Sugar Man”) and France (“How To Survive a Plague”) — had their projects nominated for […]

  • Goldie Hawn, Diane Sawyer and Melanie

    James Corden Doesn't Hold Back on Weinstein Jokes at Star-Studded AmfAR Gala L.A.

    Kirby Dick, Malik Bendjelloul, Lauren Greenfield, David France and Alison Klayman have received documentary helmer nominations from the Directors Guild of America. All five are first-time nominees by the DGA, while three — Dick (“The Invisible War”), Bendjelloul (“Searching for Sugar Man”) and France (“How To Survive a Plague”) — had their projects nominated for […]

  • Andy Serkis Student Academy Awards

    Student Academy Awards Honors Winners From New York to China

    Kirby Dick, Malik Bendjelloul, Lauren Greenfield, David France and Alison Klayman have received documentary helmer nominations from the Directors Guild of America. All five are first-time nominees by the DGA, while three — Dick (“The Invisible War”), Bendjelloul (“Searching for Sugar Man”) and France (“How To Survive a Plague”) — had their projects nominated for […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content