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Martin Scorsese, who is nominated by the Directors Guild of America for his feature Hugo, has also received a nomination in the DGA’s feature documentary category for George Harrison: Living in the Material World.
The DGA’s other nominees, announced Thursday, are Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky‘s Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, Steve James‘ The Interrupters, James Marsh‘s Project Nim and Richard Press‘ Bill Cunningham New York.
Of the five docs, three also are are on the shortlist for the Academy Award for feature documentary: Cunningham, Purgatory and Nim.
Scorsese’s nomination for his documentary about musician Harrsion is his 10th DGA nom. He is a previoius winner for best feature in 2006 for The Departed and dramatic TV for Boardwalk Empire. It is the third nomination for Berlinger and Sinofsky, who won in the category for in 1992 for Brother’s Keeper and also were nominated for Paradise Lost, the first film in their current trilogy. It is also the third nom for James, who won in the doc category in 1994 for Hoop Dreams. It is the second nomination for Marsh and a first-time nomination for Press.
The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2011 are (in alphabetical order):
JOE BERLINGER & BRUCE SINOFSKY
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Bill Cunningham New York
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
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