6th Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards – List of Nominees and Winners

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BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Ascension

Attica

Becoming Cousteau

The Crime of the Century

A Crime on the Bayou

Flee

Introducing, Selma Blair

The Lost Leonardo

My Name is Pauli Murray

Procession

The Rescue

**Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

BEST DIRECTOR (TIE)

**Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin – The Rescue

Liz Garbus – Becoming Cousteau

Jessica Kingdon – Ascension

Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry – Attica

Jonas Poher Rasmussen – Flee

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson – Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Edgar Wright – The Sparks Brothers

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Jessica Beshir – Faya Dayi

Jonathan Griffith, Brett Lowell and Austin Siadak – The Alpinist

**David Katznelson, Ian Seabrook and Picha Srisansanee – The Rescue

Jessica Kingdon and Nathan Truesdell – Ascension

Nelson Hume and Alan Jacobsen – The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52

Emiliano Villanueva – A Cop Movie

Pete West – Puff: Wonders of the Reef

BEST EDITING

Francisco Bello, Matthew Heineman, Gabriel Rhodes and David Zieff – The First Wave

Jeff Consiglio – LFG

Bob Eisenhardt – The Rescue

Affonso Gonçalves and Adam Kurnitz – The Velvet Underground

Jessica Kingdon – Ascension

**Joshua L. Pearson – Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Julian Quantrill – The Real Charlie Chaplin

BEST SCORE

Jongnic Bontemps – My Name is Pauli Murray

Dan Deacon – Ascension

Alex Lasarenko and David Little – The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52

Cyrus Melchor and Nicolas Snyder – LFG

**Daniel Pemberton – The Rescue

Rachel Portman – Julia

Dirac Sea – Final Account

BEST ARCHIVAL DOCUMENTARY

Becoming Cousteau

The Real Charlie Chaplin

The Real Right Stuff

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

**Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Val

The Velvet Underground

BEST HISTORICAL OR BIOGRAPHICAL DOCUMENTARY

Attica

A Crime on the Bayou

Fauci

Final Account

Julia

My Name is Pauli Murray

No Ordinary Man

**Val

BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry

Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James

Listening to Kenny G

The Sparks Brothers

**Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Tina

The Velvet Underground

BEST POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY

**The Crime of the Century

Enemies of the State

Four Hours at the Capitol

Influence

Mayor Pete

Missing in Brooks County

Nasrin

Not Going Quietly

BEST SCIENCE/NATURE DOCUMENTARY

**Becoming Cousteau

Fauci

The First Wave

The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52

Playing with Sharks

Puff: Wonders of the Reef

The Year Earth Changed

BEST SPORTS DOCUMENTARY

**The Alpinist

Changing the Game

The Day Sports Stood Still

Kevin Garnett: Anything is Possible

LFG

Tiger

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

Audible

Borat’s American Lockdown

Camp Confidential: America’s Secret Nazis

Day of Rage: How Trump Supporters Took the U.S. Capitol

The Doll

The Last Cruise

**The Queen of Basketball

Snowy

BEST NARRATION

9/11: Inside the President’s War Room
   Jeff Daniels, Narrator

Becoming Cousteau
   Vincent Cassel, Narrator
   Mark Monroe and Pax Wassermann, Writers

The Crime of the Century
   Alex Gibney, Narrator
   Alex Gibney, Writer

The Neutral Ground
   CJ Hunt, Narrator
   CJ Hunt, Jane Geisler and James Hamilton, Writers

The Real Charlie Chaplin
   Pearl Mackie, Narrator
   Oliver Kindeberg, Peter Middleton and James Spinney, Writers

**Val
   Jack Kilmer, Narrator
   Val Kilmer, Writer

The Year Earth Changed
   David Attenborough, Narrator

MOST COMPELLING LIVING SUBJECTS OF A DOCUMENTARY (HONOR)

Ady Barkan – Not Going Quietly

Selma Blair – Introducing, Selma Blair

Pete Buttigieg – Mayor Pete

Anthony Fauci – Fauci

Ben Fong-Torres – Like a Rolling Stone: The Life and Times of Ben Fong-Torres

Val Kilmer – Val

Ron and Russell Mael – The Sparks Brothers

Rita Moreno – Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It

Valerie Taylor – Playing With Sharks: The Valerie Taylor Story

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