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‘RBG,’ ‘Free Solo,’ ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Land Producers Guild Awards Documentary Nominations

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“The Dawn Wall,” “Free Solo,” “Hal,” “Into the Okavango,” “RBG,” “Three Identical Strangers”  and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” have been nominated as the best produced documentaries of 2018 by the Producers Guild of America, the PGA announced on Tuesday.

The winner will be announced on Jan. 19 at the 2019 Producers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

“RBG,” “Three Identical Strangers” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” are the three top-grossing docs of 2018 and three of the top 30 nonfiction films of all time. “RBG” is about Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “Three Identical Strangers” is about triplets who were separated at birth and reunited as adults and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is about the television host Mr. Rogers.

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The last of those films has now been nominated for virtually every major documentary award this year, with nominations from the IDA Documentary Awards, the Cinema Eye Honors, the Gotham Awards and the Film Independent Spirit Awards, along with a nomination and win at the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards.

“Free Solo” and “The Dawn Wall” are both chronicles of attempts to climb the El Capitan peak at Yosemite, with the former film being one of the year’s most honored docs. “Hal” tells the story of iconoclastic film director Hal Ashby, while “Into the Okavango,” by far the least known of the nominees and the only one not eligible for the documentary-feature Oscar, tells of the attempts to save the Okavango Delta in Africa.

The Producers Guild will announce nominees in additional categories in the coming weeks.

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‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Tops Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

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Morgan Neville’s “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” has been named the best documentary of 2018 at the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, which were handed out on Saturday evening at Bric in Brooklyn, New York.

The film about “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” star Fred Rogers won in a category whose other nominees were “Crime + Punishment,” “Dark Money,” “Free Solo,” “Hal,” “Hitler’s Hollywood,” “Minding the Gap,” “RBG,” “Three Identical Strangers,” “Wild Wild Country.”

Michael Moore received a lifetime achievement award from Robert De Niro, who called him “an American hero.” Moore new film, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” was not nominated in the Best Documentary category, instead receiving a mention only in Best Political Documentary, where it lost to “RBG.”

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“Quincy” won the award for best music documentary, while “Free Solo” won for best sports documentary and most innovative documentary.

Neville also won the Best Director award for “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” while the Best First Time Director category resulted in a tie between Bing Liu for “Minding the Gap” and Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster for “Science Fair.”

In the craft categories, “Free Solo” won for cinematography and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” won for editing.

The two television categories, Best Limited Documentary Series and Best Ongoing Documentary Series, went to Judd Apatow’s “The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling” and the late Anthony Bourdain’s “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown,” respectively.

Eight different people who served as the subjects of nonfiction films, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John McEnroe, Quincy Jones, Joan Jett, rock climber Alex Honnold and Stanley Kubrick aide Leon Vitali, were honored in the Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary category, which did not bestow a single award but instead paid tribute to everyone in the category.

Stanley Nelson, the director of “Freedom Rider,” “The Murder of Emmett Till” and “Black Panthers: The Vanguard of a Revolution,” received the Critics’ Choice Impact Award.

Television host Bill Nye hosted the ceremony.

In 2016, the first year of the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards’ existence, the top prize went to “O.J.: Made in America,” which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Last year, the CCDA winner was Brett Morgen’s “Jane,” which was not nominated for the Oscar.

The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards are voted on by members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which are made up of film and television critics and journalists for television, radio and online outlets. The organization will present its Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, Jan. 13.

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The complete list of Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards winners:

Best Documentary: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” – Director: Morgan Neville

Best Limited Documentary Series: “The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling”

Best Ongoing Documentary Series: “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”

Best Director: Morgan Neville – “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Best First-Time Director: (TIE) Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster, “Science Fair” and Bing Liu – “Minding the Gap”

Best Political Documentary: “RBG” – Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West

Best Sports Documentary: “Free Solo” – Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Best Music Documentary: “Quincy” – Directors: Alan Hicks, Rashida Jones

Most Innovative Documentary: “Free Solo” – Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Best Cinematography: “Free Solo” – Cinematographers: Jimmy Chin, Clair Popkin, Mikey Schaefer

Best Editing: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” – Editors: Jeff Malmberg, Aaron Wickenden

Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary:
(No winner – all subjects were honored at the ceremony)
Scotty Bowers – “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg – “RBG”
Alex Honnold – “Free Solo”
Joan Jett – “Bad Reputation”
Quincy Jones – “Quincy”
David Kellman and Bobby Shafran – “Three Identical Strangers”
John McEnroe – “John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection”
Leon Vitali – “Filmworker”

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‘Minding the Gap’ Leads All Films in Nominations for Cinema Eye Honors

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“Minding the Gap,” a documentary that mixes stories of skateboarding teens with a dark family story, led all films in nominations for the Cinema Eye Honors, one of the top awards devoted to all facets of nonfiction filmmaking.

Bing Liu’s highly personal film tied a Cinema Eye record by receiving seven nominations overall, one in a previously announced category and six in the 10 categories that Cinema Eye announced on Thursday. Those included nominations for directing, editing, cinematography and music, as well as one in the marquee category, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking.

Other nominees in that category were Robert Greene’s “Bisbee ’17,” RaMell Ross’ “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” Talal Derki’s “Of Fathers and Son,” Tim Wardle’s “Three Identical Strangers” and the 12th highest-grossing documentary of all time, Morgan Neville’s “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

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Thursday’s nominations mean that both “Minding the Gap” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” have been nominated for or singled out by all five of the major documentary awards or lists released so far this year: Cinema Eye, the IDA Documentary Awards, the Gotham Awards, the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards and the DOC NYC short list.

“Bisbee ’17,” “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” and “Shirkers” were each nominated in five categories. “Free Solo” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” were nominated in four.

Nominees in the outstanding doc short category included Charlie Tyrell’s “My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes,” which screened in TheWrap’s ShortList Film Festival in August.

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Nominations were made by two Cinema Eye nominating committees made up of film-festival programmers from around the world.

Winners will be announced at the 12th annual Cinema Eye Honors at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York on Jan. 10, 2019, at the end of a week of screenings and events celebrating nonfiction film. Documentary director Steve James will host for the fourth straight year.

The full list of nominees, including in the categories that were previously announced, is available at www.cinemaeyehonors.com.

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The Cinema Eye Honors nominees:

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

“Bisbee ’17”
Directed by Robert Greene, produced by Susan Bedusa, Bennett Elliot and Douglas Tirola

“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”
Directed by RaMell Ross, produced by Joslyn Barnes, Su Kim and RaMell Ross

“Minding the Gap”
Directed by Bing Liu, produced by Bing Liu and Diane Moy Quon

“Of Fathers and Sons”
Directed by Talal Derki, produced by Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme, Tobias N. Siebert and Hans Robert Eisenhauer

“Three Identical Strangers”
Directed by Tim Wardle, produced by Grace Hughes-Hallett and Becky Read

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
Directed by Morgan Neville, produced by Caryn Capotosto, Nicholas Ma and Morgan Neville

Outstanding Achievement in Direction
Robert Greene, “Bisbee ’17”
RaMell Ross, “Hale County This Morning, This Evening”
Bing Liu, “Minding the Gap
”
Talal Derki, “Of Fathers and Sons”
Sandi Tan, “Shirkers”

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Outstanding Achievement in Production
Susan Bedusa, Bennett Elliot and Douglas Tirola, “Bisbee ’17”
Stephen Maing, Ross Tuttle and Eric Daniel Metzgar, “Crime + Punishment”
Josh Lowell, Phillip Manderla and Peter Mortimer, “The Dawn Wall
”
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill, “Free Solo”
Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme, Tobias N. Siebert and Hans Robert Eisenhauer, “Of Fathers and Sons”
Daniel McCabe, Geoff McLean and Alyse Ardell Spiegel, “This is Congo”

Outstanding Achievement in Editing
RaMell Ross, “Hale County This Morning, This Evening”
Julien Faraut, “John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection”
Joshua Altman and Bing Liu, “Minding the Gap”
Michael Harte, “Three Identical Strangers”
Jeff Malmberg and Aaron Wickenden. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
Jarred Alterman, “Bisbee ’17”
Shevaun Mizrahi, “Distant Constellation”
Jimmy Chin, Clair Popkin and Mikey Schaeffer, “Free Solo”
RaMell Ross, “Hale County This Morning, This Evening”
Emmanuel Gras, “Makala”
Bing Liu, “Minding the Gap”

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Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score
Keegan DeWitt. “Bisbee ’17”
Travis Wilkerson, “Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?”
Marco Beltrami, “Free Solo”
Nathan Halpern and Chris Ruggiero, “Minding the Gap”
Ishai Adar, “Shirkers”
Dan Deacon, “Time Trial”

Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design or Animation
Syd Garon, Anton Goddard and Chris Kirk, “Bathtubs Over Broadway”
Toby Cornish, “Beuys”
Patrick Mate, “Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story”
Shofela Coker, “Liyana”
Lucas Cellar and Sandi Tan, “Shirkers”
Ariel Costa and Rodrigo Miguel Rangel, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film
“América,” directed by Chase Whiteside and Erick Stoll
“Distant Constellation,” directed by Shevaun Mizrahi
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” directed by RaMell Ross
“Minding the Gap,” directed by Bing Liu
“Shirkers,” directed by Sandi Tan

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Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking
“Baby Brother,” directed by Kamau Bilal
“Concussion Protocol,” directed by Josh Begley
“My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes,” directed by Charlie Tyrell
“Skip Day,” directed by Patrick Bresnan and Ivete Lucas
“Volte,” directed by Monika Kolecka and Karolina Poryzala

Spotlight Award
“The Distant Barking of Dogs,” directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont
“Island of Hungry Ghosts,” directed by Gabrielle Brady
“The Other Side of Everything,” directed by Mila Turajlic
“Roll Red Roll,” directed by Nancy Schwartzman
“The Silence of Others,” directed by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar
“A Woman Captured,” directed by Bernadett Tuza-Ritter

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‘RBG’ and ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Among 166 Documentaries Submitted for Oscars

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In a year that has seen multiple documentaries find mainstream success, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the list of 166 docs that have been submitted for Oscar consideration this year.

Among the films on the list are Michael Moore’s anti-Trump polemic “Fahrenheit 11/9,” as well as CNN Films’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg biography “RBG” and Focus’ Mister Rogers retrospective “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Other films considered frontrunners include “Three Identical Strangers,” the wild story of triplets who were separated at birth by a bizarre experiment, “Free Solo,” which documents the first ever attempt to climb Yosemite’s El Capitan without any climbing gear, and “Dark Money,” an investigative report into the influence of billionaires on American democracy through the lens of a Montana congressional race.

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The contender field is slightly less than last year’s record field of 170 but does include, for the first time, films that have won a qualifying award at a competitive film festival or have been submitted in the Foreign Language Film category as their country’s official selection. As always, documentaries are also eligible for other categories, including Best Picture, though no documentary has ever been nominated for the Academy’s top prize in its 90-year history.

A shortlist of 15 documentaries will be announced on Dec. 17, with the final nominations announced on Jan. 22. The 91st Academy Awards will be held Feb. 24 in Hollywood.

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See the full alphabetical list below:

“Above and Beyond: NASA’S Journey to Tomorrow

“Active Measures”

“Amazing Grace”

“American Chaos”

“Andy Irons: Kissed by God”

“Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco”

“Avicii: True Stories”

“Bali: Beats of Paradise”

“Bathtubs over Broadway”

“Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché”

“Believer”

“Better Angels”

“Bill Coors: The Will to Live”

“Bisbee ’17”

“The Bleeding Edge”

“Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat”

“Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine”

“Call Her Ganda”

“Charm City”

“Chef Flynn”

“The China Hustle”

“Christian Audigier The Vif”

“The Cleaners”

“Communion”

“Crime + Punishment”

“Dark Money”

“Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders”

“The Dawn Wall”

“The Distant Barking of Dogs”

“Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes”

“Drug$”

“Eating Animals”

“Eldorado”

“Fahrenheit 11/9”

“Fail State”

“Family in Transition”

“Far from the Tree”

“Filmworker”

“The First Patient”

“Foreign Land”

“40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie”

“Free Solo”

“Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable”

“Generation Wealth”

“Ghost Hunting”

“Ghosthunter”

“The Gilligan Manifesto”

“The Gospel According to André”

“Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami”

“Graves without a Name”

“The Great Buster: A Celebration”

“Hal”

“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”

“Half the Picture”

“The Heart of Nuba”

“Hillbilly”

“The Homeless Chorus Speaks”

“Hondros”

“Howard”

“In Search of Greatness”

“In the Land of Pomegranates”

“Inventing Tomorrow

“Invisible Hands”

“Itzhak”

“Jane Fonda in Five Acts”

“John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection”

“The Judge”

“Kangaroo: A Love Hate Story”

“Killer Bees”

“The King”

“King in the Wilderness”

“Kusama – Infinity”

“The Last Race”

“Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy”

“Letter from Masanjia”

“Licu, a Romanian Story”

“Living in the Future’s Past”

“Liyana”

“Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle”

“Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story”

“Love, Cecil”

“Love, Gilda”

“Love Is Tolerance – Tolerance Is Love – Make Tolerance Great Again!”

“Making The Five Heartbeats”

“Maria by Callas”

“Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.”

“McQueen”

“Minding the Gap”

“Monrovia, Indiana”

“The Most Unknown”

“New Moon”

“93Queen”

“Nossa Chape”

“Of Fathers and Sons”

“Of Love & Law”

“On Her Shoulders”

“Opera about Poland”

“The Opera House”

“The Oslo Diaries”

“The Other Side of Everything”

“The Panama Papers”

“Path of Blood”

“People’s Republic of Desire”

“Philosopher King – Lee Teng-hui’s Dialogue”

“Pick of the Litter”

“Piripkura”

“Police Killing”

“Pope Francis – A Man of His Word”

“The Price of Everything”

“The Price of Free”

“Qiu (Inmates)”

“Quincy”

“RBG”

“The Rachel Divide”

“The Raft”

“Recovery Boys”

“Restoring Tomorrow

“Reversing Roe”

“The Road Movie”

“Robin Williams: Come inside My Mind”

“Ruben Blades Is Not My Name”

“Samouni Road”

“Saving Brinton”

“Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland”

“Science Fair”

“Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood”

“Searching for Ingmar Bergman”

“Seeing Allred”

“The Sentence”

“Shirkers”

“Shot in the Dark”

“The Silence of Others”

“Sisters of the Wilderness”

“A Son of Man”

“Songwriter”

“Stan”

“Studio 54”

“Summer in the Forest”

“Tea with the Dames”

“That Summer”

“That Way Madness Lies…”

“They Fight”

“They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead”

“This Is Congo”

“This Is Home: A Refugee Story”

“Three Identical Strangers”

“To Be Continued”

“Transformer”

“Travel Ban”

“The Trial”

“Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace”

“Trust Machine”

“Under the Wire”

“United Skates”

“Unknown Distance”

“Up Down and Sideways”

“The Waldheim Waltz”

“We Could Be Heroes”

“Weed the People”

“What Haunts Us”

“What Lies Upstream”

“Whitney”

“Wonderful Losers: A Different World”

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

“Yellow Is Forbidden”

“Yellowing”

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“Free Solo,” “Quincy,” “Minding the Gap,” “RBG,” “Three identical Strangers” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” are among the films nominated for the Audience Choice Prize at the 2018 Cinema Eye Honors, an awards show devoted to all facts of nonfiction filmmaking.

“Bathtubs Over Broadway,” “Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.,” “On Her Shoulders” and “Shirkers” were also nominated in the Audience Choice category, which can be voted on by members of the public at the Cinema Eye website.

The bulk of the Cinema Eye Honors nominees will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 8, and the winners will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 10 at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.

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In the Broadcast Film category, the nominees were four docs from HBO – “Baltimore Rising,” “Believer,” “The Final Year” and “I Am Evidence” – plus “Nobody Speak: The Trials of a Free Press” from Netflix and “This Is Home: A Refugee Story” from Epix.

In the Unforgettables category, which recognizes the most interesting subjects of the year’s nonfiction films, the noncompetitive list includes a tennis instructor (Nick Bollettieri, “Love Means Zero”), a Supreme Court justice (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “RBG”), a Hollywood pimp of sorts (Scotty Bowers, “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood”) and a beloved children’s television icon (Fred Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”).

Contenders for the Heterodox Award, which singles out films that mix narrative and nonfiction techniques, are “American Animals,” “Obscuro Barocco,” “Skate Kitchen,” “The Tale” and “We the Animals.”

The nominees:

Audience Choice Prize Nominees
“Bathtubs Over Broadway,” Dava Whisenant
“Free Solo,” Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin
“Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.,” Stephen Loveridge
“Minding the Gap,” Bing Liu
“On Her Shoulders,” Alexandria Bombach
“Quincy,” Rashida Jones and Al Hicks
“RBG,” Julie Cohen and Betsy West
“Shirkers,” Sandi Tan
“Three Identical Strangers,” Tim Wardle
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” Morgan Neville

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Nonfiction Shorts List
(Five nominees in this category will be announced on Thursday, November 8)
“Baby Brother,” Kamau Bilal
“Concussion Protocol,” Josh Begley
“The Earth is Humming,” Garrett Bradley
“My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes,” Charlie Tyrell
“A Night at the Garden,” Marshall Curry
“Las Nubes,” Juan Pablo González
“Sister Hearts,” Mohammad Gorjestani
“Skip Day,” Patrick Bresnan and Ivete Lucas
“Volte,” Monika Kotecka and Karolina Poryzala
“Zhalanash – Empty Shore,” Marcin Sauter

Heterodox Award Nominees
“American Animals,” Bart Layton
“Obscuro Barocco,” Evangelia Kranioti
“Skate Kitchen,” Crystal Moselle
“The Tale,” Jennifer Fox
“We the Animals,” Jeremiah Zagar

Broadcast Film Nominees
“Baltimore Rising ,” Sonja Sohn, HBO
“Believer,” Don Argott HBO
“The Final Year,” Greg Barker HBO
“I Am Evidence,” Trish Adlesic and Geeta Gandbhir HBO
“Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press,” Brian Knappenberger Netflix
“This is Home: A Refugee Story,” Alexandra Shiva Epix

Broadcast Series Nominees
“America to Me,” Steve James Starz
“Evil Genius,” Trey Borzilleri and Barbara Schroeder Netflix
“Flint Town,” Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper and Jessica Dimmock Netflix
“The Fourth Estate,” Liz Garbus Showtime
“The Trade,” Matthew Heineman Showtime
“Wild Wild Country,” Chapman Way and Maclain Way Netflix

Unforgettables Nonfiction Subjects of 2018
(Non-competitive Honor)
Annette Ontell, “306 Hollywood”
América, “América”
Issei Sagawa, “Caniba”
Alex Honnold, “Free Solo”
Julita Salmerón, “Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle”
Nick Bollettieri, “Love Means Zero”
M.I.A., “Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.”
Keire Johnson, Bing Liu and Zack Mulligan, “Minding the Gap”
Abu Osama, “Of Fathers and Sons”
Nadia Murad, “On Her Shoulders”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “RBG”
Scotty Bowers, “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood”
Georges Cardona, Jasmine Ng, Sophie Siddique and Sandi Tan, “Shirkers”
Edward Galland, David Kellman and Robert Shafran, “Three Identical Strangers”
Fred Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

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“Dark Money,” “Free Solo,” “Minding the Gap,” “The Silence of Others” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” have been nominated for the top film award at the International Documentary Association’s 2018 IDA Documentary Awards, the IDA announced on Wednesday.

Those five films will be joined in the feature category by another five: “Crime + Punishment,” “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” “Of Fathers and Sons,” “Sky and Ground” and “United Skates.”

The 10 IDA Documentary Awards feature nominees is the largest number ever nominated in the category, which has typically consisted of five films. Half of the films were directed by women.

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Missing from the list are a few of the most successful docs of the year, including “RBG,” “Three Identical Strangers” and “Fahrenheit 11/9.”

In the television categories, nominees include “American Masters,” “POV” and “Independent Lens” in Curated Series, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” and “Christiane Amanpour: Love & Sex Around the World” in Episodic Series and “Bobby Kennedy for President,” “Flint Town” and “Wild Wild Country” in Limited Series.

“A Modern Man,” “Bathtubs Over Broadway,” “MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A,” “Mr. SOUL!” and “Whitney” were nominated in the Music Documentary category.

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The IDA Documentary Awards also announced winners in four creative recognition categories: “Distant Constellation” for music, “Minding the Gap” for editing, “The Other Side of Everything” for writing and a tie between “Bisbee ’17” and “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” for music.

“The Silence of Others” will receive the Pare Lorentz Award, while Chicken & Egg Pictures will receive the Amicus Award and director Stephen Maing and the NYPD12 whistleblowers will receive the Courage Under Fire Award.

The IDA’s Career Achievement Award will go to Julia Reichert, while the Emerging Filmmaker Award will go to Bing Liu.

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The IDA Documentary Awards are one of the top two awards devoted to nonfiction filmmaking. Nominees for the other, the Cinema Eye Honors, will be announced on Nov. 8.

The awards will take place on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. Ricki Lake will host.

The full list of nominees:

Features Nominees
“Crime + Punishment” (Hulu. Director/Producer: Stephen Maing. Producers: Ross Tuttle and Eric Daniel Metzgar)
“Dark Money” (PBS Distribution. Director/Producer: Kimberly Reed. Producer: Katy Chevigny)
“Free Solo” (National Geographic. Directors/Producers: E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. Producers: Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill)
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening” (Cinema Guild. Director/Producer: RaMell Ross. Producers: Joslyn Barnes and Su Kim)
“Minding the Gap” (Hulu/POV. Director/Producer: Bing Liu. Producer: Diane Quon)
“Of Fathers and Sons” (Kino Lorber. Director: Talal Derki. Producers: Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme, Tobias Siebert and Hans Robert Eisenhauer)
“Sky and Ground” (World Channel (PBS). Directors/Producers: Talya Tibbon and Joshua Bennett. Producers: Maro Chermayeff and Jeff Dupre)
“The Silence of Others” (Cinephil/POV. Directors/Producers: Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar)
“United Skates” (HBO. Directors/Producers: Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown)
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (Focus Features. Director/Producer: Morgan Neville. Producers: Caryn Capotosto and Nicholas Ma)

Shorts Nominees
“Black Sheep” (The Guardian. Director: Ed Perkins. Producers: Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn)
“Fear Us Women” (RYOT. Director: David Darg. Producer: Diego Traverso)
“Lifeboat” (Director/Producer: Skye Fitzgerald. Producer: Bryn Mooser)
“Los Comandos” (World Channel. Directors/Producers: Joshua Bennett and Juliana Schatz-Preston. Producers: Jeff Dupre, Maro Chermayeff and Jessica Chermayeff)
“Mosul” (PBS Distribution. Director: Olivier Sarbil. Co-Director/Producer: James Jones. Producers: Dan Edge and Raney Aronson-Rath)
“Sidelined” (A&E IndieFilms. Director: Galen Summer. Producer: Jason Goldman.)
“The Girl and the Picture” (USC Shoah Foundation. Director/Producer: Vanessa Roth. Producers: Devorah Palladino and Stephen D. Smith)
“We Are Not Done Yet” (HBO. Director: Sareen Hairabedian. Producer: Jeffrey Wright and David Holbrooke)
“We Became Fragments” (The New York Times Op-Docs. Director/Producer: Luisa Conlon. Directors: Lacy Jane Roberts and Hanna Miller)
“Zion” (Netflix. Director/Producer: Floyd Russ. Producer: Carter Collins)

Series Nominees

Curated Series
“American Masters” (PBS. Executive Producer: Michael Kantor)
“Doc World” (WORLD Channel. Executive Producer: Christopher Hastings)
“Independent Lens” (ITVS & Independent Lens / PBS. Executive Producers: Sally Jo Fifer and Lois Vossen)
“POV” (POV/American Documentary. Executive Producers: Justine Nagan and Chris White)
“Why Slavery?” (The Why Foundation. Executive Producers: Mette Hoffmann Meyer and Nick Fraser)

Episodic Series
“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” (CNN. Executive Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Sandra Zweig, Jared Andrukanis, Amy Entelis and Lizzie Fox)
“Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World” (CNN. Executive Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Lydia Tenaglia, Christopher Collins, Joe Caterini, Anna Chai, Amy Entelis and Lizzie Fox)
“ESPN Films: Enhanced” (ESPN. Executive Producers: Gentry Kirby, Alex Gibney, Brad Hebert, Stacey Offman, Libby Geist and Connor Schell)
“Last Chance U” (Netflix. Executive Producers: Greg Whiteley, Joe LaBracio, Dawn Ostroff, James D. Stern and Lucas Smith)
“The Confession Tapes” (Netflix. Executive Producers: Philip David Segal, Sarah Whalen, Jeff Bumgarner, Steven Robillard, Kelly Loudenberg, James Graves and Devin Griffin)
“The Trade” (Showtime. Executive Producers: Matthew Heineman and Pagan Harleman)

Limited Series
“Best Shot” (YouTube. Director/Executive Producer: Michael John Warren. Executive Producers: LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard and Jordan Wynn)
“Bobby Kennedy for President” (Netflix. Director/Executive Producer: Dawn Porter. Executive Producers: Laura Michalchyshyn, Jon Kamen, Justin Wilkes, Dave Sirulnick, Nestan Berhrans and Gunnar Dedio)
“Flint Town” (Netflix. Directors/Executive Producers: Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper and Jessica Dimmock. Executive Producers: David Pritikin, Steve Golin and P.G. Morgan)
“November 13: Attack on Paris” (Netflix. Directors/Executive Producers: Jules Naudet and Gédéon Naudet. Executive Producer: Paul Barrois)
“Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” (Paramount Network. Directors/Executive Producers: Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason. Executive Producers: Mike Gasparro, Shawn Carter, David Glasser, Chachi Senior, Nick Sandow, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton)
“Wild Wild Country” (Netflix. Directors: Chapman Way and Maclain Way. Executive Producers: Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Josh Braun and Dan Braun)

Short Form Series
“Guardian Documentaries” (The Guardian. Executive Producers: Charlie Phillips and Lindsay Poulton)
“Life Underground” (Doc & Film international. Executive Producer: Laurence Milon)
“MEL Films” (Executive Producer: David Freid)
“The New York Times Op-Docs” (The New York Times. Executive Producer: Kathleen Lingo)
“VICE News on HBO” (HBO. Executive Producers: Shane Smith, Tim Clancy and Subrata De)

Music Documentary Nominees
“A Modern Man” (Rise and Shine World Sales. Director: Eva Mulvad. Producers: Sigrid Dyekjær and Sidsel Lønvig Siersted)
“Bathtubs Over Broadway” (Director/Producer: Dava Whisenant. Producers: Amanda Spain and Susan Littenberg)
“MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.” (Abramorama. Director/Producer: Steve Loveridge. Producers: Lori Cheatle, Paul Mezey and Andrew Goldman)
“Mr. SOUL!” (Director/Producer: Melissa Haizlip. Co-Director: Samuel D. Pollard)
“Whitney” (Roadside Attractions. Director: Kevin Macdonald. Producers: Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn and Lisa Erspamer)

Creative Recognition Awards

Best Cinematography
Winner: “Distant Constellation” (Cinematographer: Shevaun Mizrahi)
“Crime + Punishment” (Cinematographer: Stephen Maing)
“Free Solo” (Cinematographer: Jimmy Chin, Clair Popkin and Mikey Schaefer)
“Taste of Cement” (Cinematographer: Talal Khoury)
“The Distant Barking of Dogs” (Cinematographer: Simon Lereng Wilmont)

Best Editing
Winner: “Minding the Gap” (Editors: Bing Liu and Joshua Altman)
“Distant Constellation” (Editors: Shevaun Mizrahi and Shelly Grizim)
“Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle” (Editors: Raúl de Torres and Daniel Urdiales)
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening” (Editor: RaMell Ross)
“The Stranger” (Editor: Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen)

Best Writing
Winner: “The Other Side of Everything” (Writers: Mila Turajlic)
“Did You Wonder Who Fired The Gun?” (Writer: Travis Wilkerson)
“Of Fathers and Sons” (Writer: Talal Derki)
“People’s Republic of Desire” (Writer: Hao Wu)
“Wild Relatives” (Writer: Jumana Manna)

Best Music Score
Winners: “Bisbee ’17” (Composer: Keegan DeWitt) and “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” (Composers: Scott Alario, Forest Kelley and Alex Somers)
“Bathtubs Over Broadway” (Composer: Anthony DiLorenzo)
“The Distant Barking of Dogs” (Composers: Uno Helmersson and Erik Enocksson)
“MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.” (Composers: Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks)

Sponsored Special Awards

ABCNews VideoSource Award Nominees
“Jane Fonda in Five Acts” (HBO. Director/Producer: Susan Lacy. Producer: Emma Pildes and Jessica Levin)
“John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls” (HBO. Directors/Producers: Peter Kunhardt, George Kunhardt and Teddy Kunhardt)
“Love Means Zero” (Showtime. Director/Producer: Jason Kohn. Producers: Amanda Branson Gill, Anne White, Jill Mazursky and David Styne)
“Mercury 13” (Netflix. Directors/Producers: David Sington and Heather Walsh)
“Studio 54” (Zeitgeist Films. Director: Matt Tyrnauer. Producer: Corey Reeser, Matt Tyrnauer and John Battsek)

Pare Lorentz Award
Winner: “The Silence of Others” (Cinephil/POV. Directors/Producers: Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar)
Honorable Mention: “The Distant Barking of Dogs” (Cinephil. Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont. Producer: Monica Hellstrøm)

David L. Wolper Student Award Nominees
“Abrázame” (National Film and Television School. Director: Jas Doyle Pitt)
“Circle” (National Film and Television School. Director: Jayisha Patel)
“Forced” (UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Director: Grace Oyenubi and Nani Walker)
“Palenque” (Northwestern University School of Communication. Director: Sebastián Pinzón Silva)
“Walker’s” (University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of Film Studies. Director: Kyle Myers-Haugh)

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