Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

DGA 58th Annual 2005 Awards

January 18, 2006

LOS ANGELES, CA - Directors Guild of America President Michael Apted today announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2005. The winners will be announced at the 58th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

"The best documentary filmmaking provides a look inside a particular place or time and leaves us feeling like we’ve been transported to it, as a real eyewitness," said DGA President Michael Apted. "These talented filmmakers have made provocative and challenging movies that demonstrate why audiences are increasingly attending and why distributors are releasing more documentary films theatrically. I offer my congratulations to each of them."

The nominees are (in alphabetical order):

KIEF DAVIDSON & RICHARD LADKANI
The Devil's Miner
Urban Landscape Productions/First Run Features

WERNER HERZOG
Grizzly Man
Lions Gate Films/Discovery Documentaries

SEAN McALLISTER
The Liberace of Baghdad
Tenfoot Films

RUPERT MURRAY
Unknown White Male
Wellspring Media Inc./Spectre Broadcast

BRENT RENAUD & CRAIG RENAUD
Off to War: Welcome to Baghdad
Downtown Community Television Center/Discovery Times

Contact
Lily Bedrossian -
Director of Media Relations
(310) 289-5334
lbedrossian@dga.org