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DGA Picks Its Top Five Doc Directors

The Director’s Guild of America has chosen the top five directors of documentary feature films for 2013 and they feature first-timers and old hats. The five finalists are also among the 15 shortlisted docs eligible for an Oscar nomination on Thursday. “The five documentary filmmakers nominated today have made powerful films exploring humanity in all its complications,” said DGA president ...

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Best Documentary shortlist announced

In all the frenzy that was the announcement of the NYFCC awards (in fact, they’re still at it as I write this, 270 minutes into it), we would almost overlook the fact that the Best Documentary shortlist for the Oscars was announced today. No real surprises here, although it seemed like Blackfish was snubbed for a moment (an error quickly ...

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The International Documentary Association nominations

In what’s often a precursor the Oscar nominations, the International Documentary Association (IDA) nominations for the 2013 IDA Documentary Awards have landed. The IDA will honor Oscar and Emmy-winner Alex Gibney with its Career Achievement Award; he has two films in the feature Oscar hunt this year, “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” and “The Armstrong Lie.” Geralyn Dreyfous, producer ...

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