News

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
100%

Kirsten Johnson

Cameraperson
99%

Keith Maitland

Tower
99%

Clay Tweel

Gleason
96%

Roger Ross Williams

Life, Animated
94%

Best First Documentary Feature

David Farrier and Dylan Reeve

Tickled
94%

Adam Irving

Off the Rails
100%

Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg

Weiner
97%

James D. Solomon

The Witness
90%

Nanfu Wang

Hooligan Sparrow
97%

Best Political Documentary


Best Documentary Feature (TV/Streaming)


Best Director (TV/Streaming)

Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
97%

Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn

Amanda Knox
83%

Ava DuVernay

13th
97%

Werner Herzog

Into the Inferno
92%

Morgan Spurlock

Rats
63%

Fisher Stevens

Before the Flood
74%

Best First Feature (TV/Streaming)

Jacob Bernstein and Nick Hooker

Everything Is Copy
100%

Will Allen

Holy Hell
75%

Jessica Edwards

Mavis!
97%

Sophie Robinson and Lotje Sodderland

My Beautiful Broken Brain

Jon Greenhalgh

Team Foxcatcher
100%

Best Limited Documentary Series


Best Ongoing Documentary Series


Best Song in a Documentary

“Angel by the Wings”

The Eagle Huntress
94%

“The Empty Chair”

Jim: The James Foley Story
91%

“Flicker”

Audrie & Daisy
81%

“Hoping and Healing”

Gleason
96%

“I’m Still Here”

Miss Sharon Jones!
91%

“Letters to the Free”

13th
97%

Best Sports Documentary


Best Music Documentary


Most Inovative Documentary

Tag Cloud

CW Seed batman Tumblr OneApp award winner halloween green book BBC America Heroines Trailer documentary DGA canceled TV shows Sundance Now Watching Series Funimation comics screen actors guild docudrama BBC Spike independent Rock Endgame Peacock mockumentary Mindy Kaling DC streaming service Western elevated horror Mary Tyler Moore sequel Bravo Comic Book Logo movie ratings Awards USA Network space talk show Paramount Network SDCC Election Reality Competition Esquire Kids & Family sag awards Apple TV+ Best and Worst LGBT game of thrones Tomatazos anime Black History Month foreign FXX PaleyFest Pirates YouTube Spectrum Originals Fantasy biography American Society of Cinematographers Amazon Television Academy Nat Geo Certified Fresh technology Emmys VH1 SundanceTV Sci-Fi Country Star Trek Opinion HBO Max Valentine's Day Podcast adventure Lifetime Holiday werewolf Hallmark Christmas movies IFC blockbuster Disney Fox News Cosplay Polls and Games Britbox spanish language President 2016 San Diego Comic-Con Pet Sematary Drama NYCC psycho Mary Poppins Returns doctor who science fiction cooking scary movies Netflix Winter TV video spinoff police drama cancelled TV shows cancelled Schedule teaser disaster Video Games RT21 cancelled television Comics on TV Photos adaptation BET Song of Ice and Fire name the review universal monsters TCA historical drama 2017 cinemax television APB Set visit nature Crunchyroll serial killer romantic comedy Tarantino Super Bowl Action Freeform Amazon Prime book zero dark thirty Disney Channel justice league FOX comic festivals tv talk hist Horror Grammys sitcom 007 hispanic Rocky Warner Bros. Family Masterpiece Toys Tubi A24 Animation TV renewals political drama Ovation ABC Binge Guide Character Guide RT History blaxploitation social media period drama Hallmark Pixar Marvel Studios Musicals dceu Spring TV series Food Network animated romance cancelled TV series Holidays psychological thriller politics Paramount Cartoon Network Mudbound VICE composers indie 2018 Superheroes Lucasfilm 2019 Brie Larson mutant directors singing competition Apple spider-man robots Film Chernobyl Trophy Talk MTV harry potter The CW Music cults Dark Horse Comics cars PBS ghosts Interview Ellie Kemper reboot joker finale Emmy Nominations Crackle Awards Tour Stephen King 2020 Columbia Pictures crossover breaking bad Year in Review Discovery Channel WarnerMedia Extras vampires spy thriller DC Comics Red Carpet Ghostbusters medical drama Biopics cats GLAAD Lionsgate GIFs ABC Family First Look Infographic Walt Disney Pictures ITV NBC jamie lee curtis Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Film Festival Elton John Comedy Turner Classic Movies Amazon Prime Video ESPN based on movie Quiz Pop slashers zombies Apple TV Plus Martial Arts theme song Star Wars X-Men CBS Christmas renewed TV shows CBS All Access christmas movies dramedy Classic Film rotten movies we love crime Nominations 21st Century Fox CNN Captain marvel El Rey DC Universe History boxoffice Disney+ Disney Plus unscripted LGBTQ Women's History Month Nickelodeon Musical Shondaland GoT Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Countdown 45 71st Emmy Awards war sports canceled Oscars The Purge Pop TV Vudu 2015 YouTube Premium Thanksgiving CMT transformers Summer Creative Arts Emmys Epix Sundance TV WGN E! Rocketman Starz OWN dogs Mary poppins Showtime Sony Pictures Rom-Com thriller IFC Films E3 Turner MSNBC natural history 20th Century Fox Academy Awards crime drama stand-up comedy Syfy AMC See It Skip It Travel Channel National Geographic Black Mirror discovery TCA 2017 Teen Avengers Calendar witnail Lifetime Christmas movies FX on Hulu USA Comedy Central what to watch revenge south america dragons true crime Cannes zombie Mystery FX TCA Winter 2020 Adult Swim diversity A&E Disney Plus Baby Yoda TLC Shudder kids crime thriller Marvel Television TCM TIFF dc golden globes richard e. Grant YouTube Red movies miniseries New York Comic Con versus DirecTV First Reviews Box Office Sundance anthology TV TV Land The Walking Dead comiccon Trivia MCU strong female leads franchise Amazon Studios Acorn TV latino Writers Guild of America aliens Marvel spain travel Disney streaming service supernatural The Arrangement casting Premiere Dates Marathons Arrowverse binge Hulu TruTV TNT game show streaming YA quibi SXSW reviews cops Reality facebook TBS Universal children's TV 24 frames Superheroe Netflix Christmas movies free movies Fall TV Sneak Peek Anna Paquin screenings Winners HBO cartoon Pride Month The Witch toy story