3rd Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards – List of Nominees and Winners

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BEST DOCUMENTARY

Crime + Punishment – Director: Stephen Maing

Dark Money – Director: Kimberly Reed

Free Solo – Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Hal – Director: Amy Scott

Hitler’s Hollywood – Director: Rüdiger Suchsland

Minding the Gap – Director: Bing Liu

RBG – Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West

Three Identical Strangers – Director: Tim Wardle

Wild Wild Country – Directors: Chapman Way, Maclain Way

**Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Director: Morgan Neville


BEST LIMITED DOCUMENTARY SERIES

America to Me

Dirty Money

Elvis Presley: The Searcher

Flint Town

One Strange Rock

The Fourth Estate

**The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

Wild Wild Country


BEST ONGOING DOCUMENTARY SERIES

30 for 30

American Masters

**Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Frontline

Independent Lens

Making a Murderer

POV

The History of Comedy


BEST DIRECTOR

Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi – Free Solo

Bing Liu – Minding the Gap

**Morgan Neville – Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Kimberly Reed – Dark Money

Rüdiger Suchsland – Hitler’s Hollywood

Tim Wardle – Three Identical Strangers


BEST FIRST TIME DIRECTOR – TIE

**Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster – Science Fair

Heather Lenz – Kusama – Infinity

**Bing Liu – Minding the Gap

Stephen Nomura Schible – Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Rudy Valdez – The Sentence

Chapman Way and Maclain Way – Wild Wild Country


BEST POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY

**RBG – Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West

Dark Money – Director: Kimberly Reed

Fahrenheit 11/9 – Director: Michael Moore

Flint Town – Directors: Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper, Jessica Dimmock

Hitler’s Hollywood – Director: Rüdiger Suchsland

John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls – Directors: George Kunhardt, Peter W. Kunhardt, Teddy Kunhardt

The Fourth Estate – Directors: Liz Garbus, Jenny Carchman


BEST SPORTS DOCUMENTARY

Andre the Giant – Director: Jason Hehir

Being Serena

**Free Solo – Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection – Director: Julien Faraut

Minding the Gap – Director: Bing Liu

The Workers Cup – Director: Adam Sobel


BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

Bad Reputation – Director: Kevin Kerslake

David Bowie: The Last Five Years – Director: Francis Whately

Elvis Presley: The Searcher – Director: Thom Zimny

Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow – Director: Stephen Kijak

**Quincy – Directors: Alan Hicks, Rashida Jones

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda – Director: Stephen Nomura Schible

Whitney – Director: Kevin Macdonald


MOST INNOVATIVE DOCUMENTARY

306 Hollywood – Directors: Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin

**Free Solo – Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Hitler’s Hollywood – Director: Rüdiger Suchsland

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda – Director: Stephen Nomura Schible

Wild Wild Country – Directors: Chapman Way, Maclain Way

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


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

306 Hollywood – Cinematographers: Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin, Alejandro Mejía
The Dawn Wall – Cinematographer: Brett Lowell
**Free Solo – Cinematographers: Jimmy Chin, Clair Popkin, Mikey Schaefer
Minding the Gap – Cinematographer: Bing Liu
Pandas – Cinematographer: David Douglas
Wild Wild Country – Cinematographer: Adam Stone


BEST EDITING

Dark Money – Editor: Jay Arthur Sterrenberg
Filmworker – Editor: Tony Zierra
Free Solo – Editor: Bob Eisenhardt
John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection – Editor: Julien Faraut
Three Identical Strangers – Editor: Michael Harte
**Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Editors: Jeff Malmberg, Aaron Wickenden


MOST COMPELLING LIVING SUBJECT OF A DOCUMENTARY (ALL LISTED IN THE CATEGORY WILL BE HONORED AT THE EVENT)

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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