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The Directors Guild of America on Wednesday unveiled the DGA Awards nominees in the TV, commercial and documentary categories.
Out of this year's very competitive documentary feature lineup, the DGA chose to nominate the husband and wife team of Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi for Meru, their documentary about two assaults on the Himalayan peak; Liz Garbus for What Happened, Miss Simone?, her portrait of the life and times of singer Nina Simone; Alex Gibney for Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, his investigation into the controversial organization; Matthew Heineman for Cartel Land, which tracks efforts to fight the drug cartels near the U.s./Mexican border; and Asif Kapadia's Amy, which looks at the life and career of singer Amy Winehouse. All the nominees are first-time nominees, except for Gibney, who received his third nomination, having been previously nominated for Taxi to the Darkside and Client 9: The Rise an Fall of Eliot Spitzer.
Inevitably, a number of the season's other high-profile docs didn't make the cut. Among them were Michael Moore's Where to Invade Next, Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence, Kirby Dick's The Hunting Ground, Stevan Riley's Listen to Me Marlon and Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville's Best of Enemies.
The news comes a day after the guild announced the nominees for feature film director and first-time feature film director.
Winners will be named at the 68th annual DGA Awards ceremony hosted by Jane Lynch on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
The nominees are listed below.
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