“Searching for Sugar Man” Receives DGA Award Nomination

Searching for Sugar Man continues to rock up the award nominations…

Malik Bendjelloul’s film about 70-year-old Mexican American singer Rodriguez has received a DGA Award nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries by the Directors Guild of America.

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The film, which earned an Academy Award nomination last week, tells the story of the folk musician who became a huge star in South Africa while remaining a virtual unknown in the United States, even in his hometown of Detroit.

Searching for Sugar Man will compete against Kirby Dick’s The Invisible War, Lauren Greenfield’s The Queen of Versailles, Alison Klayman’s Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry and David FrancesHow to Survive a Plague.

Winners will be announced on February 2nd at the 65th annual DGA Awards Dinner in Hollywood, in a ceremony hosted by Kelsey Grammer.

“Searching for Sugar Man” Lauded by Vancouver Film Critics Circle

Rodriguez isn’t just a hit in South Africa and the United States…

The 70-year-old Mexican American singer, or at least the film about him, has been heralded by one film critics group in Canada.

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The Vancouver Film Critics Circle has just announced the nominees for its 13th annual awards; and the group has nominated Searching for Sugar Man for Best Documentary.

The critically acclaimed film, directed by Malik Bendjelloul, will face off against Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry and How to Survive a Plague.

Meanwhile, the French fantasy drama film Holy Motors, starring Eva Mendes, was nominated in the Best Foreign Film category, along with Amour and The Intouchables.

The Vancouver Film Critics Circle awards ceremony will be held on January 7, 2013.