More critical accolades for Herzog’s “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”

Critics in Central Ohio and Vancouver reveal their best doc nominees, while the Online Film Critics Society joins the line-up of pundits lauding Cave of Forgotten Dreams, from director Werner Herzog (pictured).
January 3, 2012

Film critics associations in Central Ohio and Vancouver have named their nominees for the year’s best documentaries, while the 15th Annual Online Film Critics Society Awards named Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams as the best doc of 2011.

The win for Herzog (pictured above) comes after Cave, which is his first effort in 3D, last month picked up best doc prizes from both the New York Film Critics Online and the Los Angeles Film Critics associations.

Elsewhere, the Central Ohio Film Critics Association has nominated five films for best doc: Disneynature’s African Cats; Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Morgan Spurlock’s POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold; James Marsh’s Project Nim; and Errol Morris’ Tabloid. The winner will be announced on Thursday (January 5).

Meanwhile, critics in Vancouver nominated Cave of Forgotten Dreams; Project Nim; Steve James’s The Interrupters; Patricio Guzman’s Nostalgia for the Light; and Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks’ Surviving Progress in the best doc category for their annual award showcase.

Over the holidays, the Austin Film Critics Association lauded Asif Kapadia’s Senna as the year’s best documentary; while critics in Chicago picked locally-shot The Interrupters as 2011′s best doc; and Detroit’s film critics selected Tabloid.

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