Nov 3, 2016

CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS - WINNERS JUST ANNOUNCED

“OJ: Made in America” Named Best Documentary (Theatrical Feature) and “13th” Named Best Documentary (TV/Streaming) at Inaugural Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards


At tonight's gala event hosted by Penn Jillette at BRIC in Brooklyn, the Broadcast Film Critics’ Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the winners of the inaugural Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards. 


13th won three awards for Best Documentary (TV/Streaming), Best Political Documentary and Best Director (TV/Streaming) for Ava DuVernay.

OJ: Made in America took home the most awards for the evening with Best Documentary (Theatrical Feature), Best Director (Theatrical Feature) for Ezra Edelman, Best Limited Documentary Series and Best Sports Documentary.

The Best First Documentary (TV/Streaming) was a tie, with
awards going to both Jacob Bernstein and Nick Hooker for Everything is Copy: Nora Ephron: Scripted and Unscripted. and Deborah Esquenazi for Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four. Jack Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg won Best First Documentary (Theatrical Feature) for Weiner.

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years took home Best Music Documentary and I’m Still Here from Miss Sharon Jones – Written by Sharon Jones – Performed by Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings took home the award for Best Song in a Documentary.

ESPN’s 30 for 30 won Best Ongoing Documentary Series and Keith Maitland’s Tower took home the award for Most Innovative Documentary.

Host Penn Jillette lead the celebrations for this year’s Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary honorees Danny Fields (Danny Says), Iggy Pop (Gimme Danger), Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson), Owen Suskind (Life, Animated), Sharon Jones (Miss Sharon Jones!), Steve Gleason (Gleason) and Theo Padnos (Theo Who Lived).
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock attends Critics' Choice Documentary Awards at BRIC Arts Center on November 3, 2016. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for BFCA and BTJA)

Meredith Vieira speaks on stage during the 2016 Critics' Choice Documentary Awards  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for BFCA and BTJA)

WINNERS OF THE INAUGURAL CRITICS’ CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS

Best Documentary (Theatrical Feature) - O.J.: Made in America
Best Director (Theatrical Feature) - Ezra Edelman - O.J.: Made in America
Best Documentary (TV/Streaming) - 13th
Best Director (TV/Streaming) - Ava DuVernay - 13th
Best First Documentary (Theatrical Feature) - Jack Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg - Weiner
Best First Documentary (TV/Streaming) - (TIE) - Jacob Bernstein and Nick Hooker - Everything Is Copy – Nora Ephron: Scripted and Unscripted and Deborah Esquenazi - Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four
Best Political Documentary - 13th
Best Sports Documentary - O.J.: Made in America
Best Music Documentary - The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
Best Song in a Documentary - "I'm Still Here" - Miss Sharon Jones - Written by Sharon Jones - Performed by Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings
Best Limited Documentary Series - O.J.: Made in America
Best Ongoing Documentary Series - 30 for 30
Most Innovative Documentary - The Tower

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