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“Sugar Man,” “Central Park Five” win NBR honors

Searching for Sugar Man (pictured) has picked up the Best Documentary prize from The National Board of Review, with the NBR Freedom of Expression Award going to The Central Park Five.
December 5, 2012

Searching for Sugar Man (pictured) has picked up the Best Documentary prize from The National Board of Review, with the NBR Freedom of Expression Award going to The Central Park Five.

In addition to the prizes, The National Board of Review also named its ‘Top 5 Documentaries,’ which are (in alphabetical order): Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Detropia, The Gatekeepers, The Invisible War and Only The Young.

The best doc prize for Malik Bendjelloul’s film comes after it was earlier this week named on the 15-strong shortlist for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar.

Meanwhile, the New York Film Critics Circle earlier this week named The Central Park Five, which is directed by Ken Burns and daughter Sarah Burns with filmmaker David McMahon, as the best non-fiction film of 2012.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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