Disney’s National Geographic had a successful evening at the 75th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards, which took place on Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

Judd Apatow hosted the ceremony for the fourth time before a capacity audience of more than 800 guests. Presenters included Paul Thomas Anderson, Jason Bateman, Jerry Bruckheimer, Billy Eichner, Regina Hall, Stephanie Hsu, Anna Kendrick, Stan Lathan, James Marsden, Rev. Ed Milkovich, Kumail Nanjiani, Jim Nantz, Mike Newell, Aubrey Plaza, Christina Ricci, Denis Villeneuve, and Chloé Zhao.

In the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs category, “Running Wild with Bear Grylls, “Florence Pugh in the Volcanic Rainforests of Costa Rica” picked up the win.   The series features survivalist Bear Grylls, who takes popular stars on a rigorous journey where they are faced with inhospitable conditions. They are forced to push themselves as much as they can in order to survive.

With “Fire Of Love” winning in the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary.  This documentary tells the story of two intrepid scientists and lovers, Katia and Maurice Krafft, who die in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together: unravelling the mysteries of volcanoes by capturing some of nature’s most explosive imagery.

Both “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” and “Fire Of Love” are available to stream now on Disney+.


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Roger Palmer

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