Inaugural Critics' Choice Documentary Award Nominations Revealed

Ava DuVernay’s 13th, O.J.: Made in America and Gleason lead with five nominations each.

by | October 10, 2016 | Comments

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the nominees for the inaugural edition of the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards on Monday, October 10. The winners will be presented at a gala event on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at BRIC, in Brooklyn, New York. Read through for the full list of nominations.

Best Documentary Feature

Best Direction of a Documentary Feature

Ezra Edelman

O.J.: Made in America

Kirsten Johnson


Keith Maitland


Clay Tweel


Roger Ross Williams

Life, Animated

Best First Documentary Feature

David Farrier and Dylan Reeve


Adam Irving

Off the Rails

Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg


James D. Solomon

The Witness

Nanfu Wang

Hooligan Sparrow

Best Political Documentary

Best Documentary Feature (TV/Streaming)

Best Director (TV/Streaming)

Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn

Amanda Knox

Ava DuVernay


Werner Herzog

Into the Inferno

Morgan Spurlock


Fisher Stevens

Before the Flood

Best First Feature (TV/Streaming)

Jacob Bernstein and Nick Hooker

Everything Is Copy

Will Allen

Holy Hell

Jessica Edwards


Sophie Robinson and Lotje Sodderland

My Beautiful Broken Brain

Jon Greenhalgh

Team Foxcatcher

Best Limited Documentary Series

Best Ongoing Documentary Series

Best Song in a Documentary

“Angel by the Wings”

The Eagle Huntress

“The Empty Chair”

Jim: The James Foley Story


Audrie & Daisy

“Hoping and Healing”


“I’m Still Here”

Miss Sharon Jones!

“Letters to the Free”


Best Sports Documentary

Best Music Documentary

Most Inovative Documentary

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