Ruth Bader Ginsburg in RBG by Betsy West and Julie Cohen
Ruth Bader Ginsburg in RBG by Betsy West and Julie Cohen

Directors Guild of America today announced the five documentary films nominated for 71st Annual DGA Awards. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Hollywood and Highland Center’s Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood, California.

The nominees for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2018 are (in alphabetical order):

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

MORGAN NEVILLE Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
(Focus Features)
This is Mr. Neville’s first DGA Award nomination.

Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Hale County This Morning, This Evening

RAMELL ROSS Hale County This Morning, This Evening
(Idiom Film and Louverture Films)
This is Mr. Ross’s first DGA Award nomination.

FREE SOLO
FREE SOLO

ELIZABETH CHAI VASARHELYI & JIMMY CHIN Free Solo
(National Geographic Documentary Films)
This is Ms. Vasarhelyi and Mr. Chin’s second DGA Award nomination.
They were previously nominated in this category in 2015 for Meru.

Three Identical Strangers
Three Identical Strangers

TIM WARDLE Three Identical Strangers 
(Neon and CNN Films)
This is Mr. Wardle’s first DGA Award nomination.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg in RBG by Betsy West and Julie Cohen
Ruth Bader Ginsburg in RBG by Betsy West and Julie Cohen

BETSY WEST & JULIE COHEN RBG
(Magnolia Pictures)
This is Ms. West’s first DGA Award nomination.
This is Ms. Cohen’s first DGA Award nomination.

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