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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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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