National Board of Review honors “Amy”

The National Board of Review has selected Asif Kapadia's Amy as the year's best documentary.
December 1, 2015

The National Board of Review (NBR) has selected Asif Kapadia‘s Amy as the year’s best documentary.

The Senna director’s all-archive film about late British singer Amy Winehouse first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, and has broken box office records in the UK. Amy was recently nominated for a Producers Guild Award, and has also received nods from the International Documentary Association and Cinema Eye Honors.

The doc was today shortlisted for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar.

The U.S. film organization also listed its top five documentaries, which include Morgan Neville’s Best of Enemies, Stanley Nelson’s The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, David Holbrooke’s The Diplomat, Stevan Riley’s Listen to Me Marlon and Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence.

The NBR will honor members of the film community at its annual awards gala on January 5, 2016, in New York City.

For a complete list of honorees, please click here.


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