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Directors Guild of America announces documentary nominations

The Directors Guild of America announced its nominations Monday morning for outstanding directorial achievement in documentaries: Zachary Heinzerling for "Cutie and the Boxer"; Jehane Noujaim for "The Square"; Joshua Oppenheimer for "The Act of Killing"; Sarah Polley for "Stories We Tell"; and Lucy Walker for "The Crash Reel."

The only previous DGA nominee in this category is Noujaim, who shared the documentary directing award with Chris Hegedus for "Startup.com" (2001) and also was nominated for "Control Room" (2004).

"The five documentary filmmakers nominated today have made powerful films exploring humanity in all of its complication," DGA President Paris Barclay said in a statement Monday.

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The winner will be named at the 66th DGA Awards dinner Jan. 25 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

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