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The Directors Guild of America Documentary Five Have Landed

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 13, 2014 at 1:32PM

The Directors Guild of America nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2013 have landed. All of these films have been lauded on the festival and awards circuit.
'Cutie and the Boxer'
'Cutie and the Boxer'


Cutie and the Boxer

Radius TWC

Ex Lion Tamer

Cine Mosaic

This is Mr. Heinzerling’s first DGA Award nomination.


The Square


Participant Media

Noujaim Films

Maktube Productions


Roast Beef Productions

This is Ms. Noujaim’s third DGA Award nomination.  She won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for in 2001 (together with Chris Hegedus) and was also nominated in this category in 2004 for Control Room.


The Act of Killing

Final Cut for Real APS

Drafthouse Films

Piraya Films

Novaya Zemlya Ltd.

Spring Films Ltd.

This is Mr. Oppenheimer’s first DGA Award nomination.


Stories We Tell

Roadside Attractions

The National Film Board of Canada

This is Ms. Polley’s first DGA Award nomination.


The Crash Reel

HBO Documentary Films

KP Rides Again, LLC

Impact Partners

Tree Tree Tree Production

This is Ms. Walker’s first DGA Award nomination.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.