Lucy Walker’s The Crash Reel (pictured) and Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing are among the five nominees for the Best Documentary prize at the 23rd Gotham Independent Film Awards.
Also vying for the award is Jason Osder’s Let the Fire Burn, Penny Lane’s Our Nixon and Alan Berliner’s First Cousin Once Removed.
To be eligible, doc submissions had to be independent, American feature-length films from U.S.-based or U.S.-born directors and producers.
The nominating committee for the category consisted of Charlotte Cook, Hot Docs director of programming; Ben Fowlie, Camden International Film Festival founder and exec director; Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters film-TV editor; Mike Maggiore, Film Forum programmer and publicist; and Sky Sitney, AFI Docs festival director.
The 23rd annual Gotham Awards will take place on December 2 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.