The Directors Guild of America (DGA) has chosen the nominees for last year’s Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary, including renowned and highly acclaimed director Martin Scorsese.
This year’s nominees “take audiences on a journey, whether casting light on injustice or exploring the human condition in all of its nuance, cruelty, creativity and triumph. Our nominees represent the best in documentary filmmaking and I congratulate each of them on a job well done,” said DGA President Taylor Hackford.
Director Martin Scorsese is now on his tenth DGA Award nomination, which include a nod for Hugo in the in the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film category.
Scorsese also won in the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in 2006 for The Departed, and received nominations in the same category for The Aviator (2004), Gangs of New York (2002), The Age of Innocence (1993), Goodfellas (1990), Raging Bull (1980) and Taxi Driver (1976).
He also won the DGA Award last year for Boardwalk Empire in the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Television category.
In 1999, Mr. Scorsese received the Filmmaker Award at the inaugural DGA Honors Gala and honored with the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003.
The Academy Awards shortlisted three of DGA’s nominees this year on the documentary category, including Project Nim, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory and Bill Cunningham New York.
Winners of the DGA Awards will be announced on January 28 at an awards dinner hosted by Kelsey Grammer.
Martin Scorsese, George Harrison: Living in a Material World
Steve James, The Interrupters
James Marsh, Project Nim
Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Richard Press, Bill Cunningham New York