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George Harrison Documentary Racks Up Award Nominations

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The Martin Scorsese directed George Harrison documentary ‘Living In The Material World’ has received three prestigious film nominations. The film, which aired on HBO in two parts last year, has yet to be released on DVD but fans and critics alike are still chattering about it.

Harrison’s website reports that in addition to the recent Critics Choice Awards nod for “Best Documentary Feature,” the movie has been honored for three more nominations. The British Academy Film Awards have nominated it in the “Best Documentary Category,” while The Director’s Guild Of America has cited Scorsese for “Outstanding Directorial Achievement.” The film’s editor, David Tedeschi, has also been nominated by the American Cinema Editors in the “Best Edited Documentary” category.

All three nominations are worthy, for ‘Living In The Material World’ was splendid and long overdue. Obviously, editing down the miles of video footage spanning a career such as Harrison’s must have been a daunting task. Still, we’re all glad it got done!

“Our nominees represent the best in documentary filmmaking,” said Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford. “The documentaries made by this year’s nominees take audiences on a journey, whether casting light on injustice or exploring the human condition in all of its nuance, cruelty, creativity and triumph.”

The winners will be announced starting at the end of this month with the DGA’s on Jan. 28, followed by the BAFTA’s on Feb. 12 and the Eddie’s (ACE) on Feb. 18. Good luck, Beatle George.

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