Continuing his string of honors, Ari Folman picked up the Documentary Screenplay Award from the Writers Guild of America for WALTZ WITH BASHIR, and in so doing becomes the first person to win both the WGA and DGA awards for Documentary.
Last month, BASHIR received a Golden Globe and was named Best Picture of 2008 by the National Society of Film Critics. It is nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and is also up for a record-setting seven Cinema Eye Honors.
MAN ON WIRE producer Simon Chinn picked up the Producers Guild award two weeks ago.
BOOGIE MAN, CHICAGO 10, FUEL and GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON were also nominated for the WGA award.