Awards weekend: 'Three Identical Strangers' a surprise winner at DGAs; 'The Silence of Others' takes Goya
Strangers director Tim Wardle bested tough competition including filmmakers behind RBG, Free Solo and Won't You Be My Neighbor?
It was a busy weekend for movie awards, and not just in Park City.
While the Sundance Film Festival handed out prizes in Utah Saturday night, the Directors Guild of America presented its annual honors in Hollywood. Tim Wardle, director of the hit Three Identical Strangers, won Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary, in something of a surprise.
Wardle was up against Morgan Neville of Won't You Be My Neighbor?, E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin of Free Solo, Betsy West and Julie Cohen of RBG and RaMell Ross of Hale County This Morning, This Evening.
"So this just happened," Wardle tweeted early Sunday. "We were massive outsiders and somehow won."
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.