Charles Ferguson wins DGA doc prize for ‘Inside Job’

Charles Ferguson won the DGA Award for his direction of the documentary “Inside Job.” The film, about the financial meltdown, was just one of two Oscar contenders — “Restrepo” being the other — in the DGA race. The directors guild snubbed the other three Academy Awards nominees — IDA champ “Wasteland,” “Exit Through the Gift Shop” and  “Gasland” — choosing instead “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer,” “Last Train Home” and “Waiting for ‘Superman’.”

Among the DGA nominees, only “Client 9” helmer Alex Gibney had contended for this prize previously; in 2007, he lost for “Taxi to the Dark Side” to Asger Leth‘s “Ghosts of Cite Soleil” but went on to prevail at the Oscars. Among those Gibney edged out at the Oscars was Ferguson for “No End In Sight.” “Waiting for ‘Superman'” helmer Davis Guggenheim won at the Oscars for “An Inconvenient Truth” in 2006.

Last year, “The Cove” won with both the DGA and AMPAS.

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