Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Critics Choice Documentary Award Nominations

The Critics Choice Awards, aka the BTJA and BFCA have tried to retool how they do things, and as a part of it, they have launched a new separate Documentary Awards. The winners will be announced on November 3rd.

Best Documentary Feature
30 For 30: O.J.: Made in America
Fire at Sea
Life, Animated
The Witness

Best Direction of a Documentary Feature
Ezra Edelman – 30 For 30: O.J.: Made in America
Ron Howard – The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
Kirsten Johnson – Cameraperson
Keith Maitland – Tower
Clay Tweel – Gleason
Roger Ross Williams – Life, Animated

Best First Documentary Feature
Otto Bell – The Eagle Huntress (Sony Pictures Classics/Kissaki Films/Stacey Reiss Productions)
David Farrier and Dylan Reeve – Tickled (Magnolia/A Ticklish Tale/Fumes Production/Horseshoe Films)
Adam Irving – Off the Rails (The Film Collaborative/Zipper Bros Films)
Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg – Weiner (Sundance Selects/Motto Pictures/Edgeline Films)
James D. Solomon – The Witness (FilmRise/Five More Minutes Productions)
Nanfu Wang – Hooligan Sparrow (The Film Collaborative/Little Horse Crossing the River)

Best Political Documentary
30 For 30: O.J.: Made in America
Audrie & Daisy
Zero Days

Best Documentary Feature (TV/Streaming)
30 For 30: Fantastic Lies
Amanda Knox
Audrie & Daisy
Before the Flood
Holy Hell
Into the Inferno
Jim: The James Foley Story
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

Best Director (TV/Streaming)
Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato – Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn – Amanda Knox
Ava DuVernay – 13th
Werner Herzog – Into the Inferno
Morgan Spurlock – Rats
Fisher Stevens – Before the Flood

Best First Feature (TV/Streaming)
Everything is Copy – Jacob Bernstein and Nick Hooker
Holy Hell – Will Allen
Mavis! – Jessica Edwards
My Beautiful Broken Brain – Sophie Robinson and Lotje Sodderland
Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four – Deborah Esquenazi
Team Foxcatcher – Jon Greenhalgh

Best Limited Documentary Series
30 For 30: O.J.: Made in America
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth
The Eighties
The Hunt
Jackie Robinson
Soundbreaking: Stories From the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music

Best Ongoing Documentary Series
30 for 30
Last Chance U
Morgan Spurlock Inside Man
This Is Life with Lisa Ling

Best Song in a Documentary 
“Angel by the Wings” – The Eagle Huntress – Written by Sia – Performed by Sia
“The Empty Chair” – Jim: The James Foley Story – Written by Sting and J. Ralph – Performed by Sting
“Flicker” – Audrie & Daisy – Written by Tori Amos – Performed by Tori Amos
“Hoping and Healing” – Gleason – Written by Mike McCready – Performed by Mike McCready
“I’m Still Here” – Miss Sharon Jones! – Written by Sharon Jones – Performed by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
“Letters to the Free” – 13th– Written by Common, Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper – Performed by Common featuring Bilal

Best Sports Documentary
30 For 30: Fantastic Lies
30 For 30: O.J.: Made in America
Dark Horse
The Eagle Huntress
Jackie Robinson
Keepers of the Game

Best Music Documentary
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
Gimme Danger
Miss Sharon Jones!
The Music of Strangers
Presenting Princess Shaw
We Are X

Most Innovative Documentary
Kate Plays Christine
Life, Animated
Under The Sun

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