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Days after the Directors Guild of America singled out the candidates for feature-film nominees . rewarding Ben Affleck (Argo), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Tom Hooper (Les Miserables), Ang Lee (Life of Pi) and Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) . the guild turned its attention to documentary filmmakers . and once again, the term .snub. reared its ugly head. But first, the nominees (via Deadline). The Directors Guild nominated the following five filmmakers in the Documentary category: Kirby Dick, The Invisible War Malik Bendjelloul, Searching For Sugar Man Lauren Greenfield, The Queen of Versailles David France, How To Survive A Plague Alison Klayman, Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry Remarkably, all five nominees are first-timers. And they are all outstanding selections . and yet, there already is a bit of backlash about the directors who are left out of the category. Comments below the Deadline article single out The Imposter director Bart Layton, while I.m scratching my »

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