Mike Fleming

LOS ANGELES –Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries for the year 2010. “The best documentary filmmaking provides the audience with the rare opportunity of experiencing a life, a place or a situation that might otherwise be too remote or too unknown to ever discover on our own,” said Hackford. “The excellent work of our five nominees illuminates, educates and inspires us in extraordinary ways. My congratulations to each of our nominees.” The winners will be announced at the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.
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DOCUMENTARY – The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2010 are (in alphabetical order):

LIXIN FAN, Last Train Home
Eye Steel Film, ITVS, Canada Council for the Arts, Zeitgeist Films
This is Mr. Fan’s first DGA Award nomination.

CHARLES FERGUSON, Inside Job
Representational Pictures, Sony Pictures Classics
This is Mr. Ferguson’s first DGA Award nomination.

ALEX GIBNEY, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
ES Productions, Magnolia Pictures
This is Mr. Gibney’s second DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this same category for Taxi to the Dark Side in 2007.

DAVIS GUGGENHEIM, Waiting for “Superman”
Public Education LLC, Paramount Vantage
Mr. Guggenheim’s Directorial Team:
· Unit Production Manager: Shari Tavey
This is Mr. Guggenheim’s first DGA Award nomination.

TIM HETHERINGTON AND SEBASTIAN JUNGER, Restrepo
Outpost Films, National Geographic Entertainment
This is the first DGA Award nomination for Mr. Hetherington and Mr. Junger.