Michael Moore has been nominated by the Directors Guild of America for directorial achievement in documentary filmmaking for “Fahrenheit 9/11,” his assault on President Bush’s actions regarding the Sept. 11 attacks.
The guild also nominated Jehane Noujaim for “Control Room.” She won the award for 2001’s “Startup.com.”
Other nominees, announced Wednesday, are Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni for “The Story of the Weeping Camel”; Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski for “Born Into Brothels”; and Ross McElwee for “Bright Leaves.”
“The best documentary filmmaking not only provides a look inside a particular place or time, but also leaves us feeling like we’ve been transported to it — as a real eyewitness,” said DGA President Michael Apted in a statement.
Winners will be announced Jan. 29.