The Directors Guild Of America will unveil its winner at the awards gala on January 29.
The five nominees in are: Last Train Home, Inside Job, Client 9: The Rise And Fall Of Eliot Spitzer, Waiting For “Superman” and Restrepo (pictured).
“The best documentary filmmaking provides the audience with the rare opportunity of experiencing a life, a place, or a situation that might otherwise be too remote or too unknown to ever discover on our own,” DGA president Taylor Hackford said.
“The excellent work of our five nominees illuminates, educates and inspires us in extraordinary ways. My congratulations to each of our nominees.”