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“The 13th,” “Made In America” score IDA Doc Awards nods

Ava DuVernay‘s The 13th (pictured), Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro and Ezra Edelman’s O.J.: Made In America have been nominated for the International Documentary Association’s 2016 IDA Documentary Awards. The three ...
November 1, 2016

Ava DuVernay‘s The 13th (pictured), Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro and Ezra Edelman’s O.J.: Made In America have been nominated for the International Documentary Association’s 2016 IDA Documentary Awards.

The three films, which examine race in the United States, are up for Best Feature alongside Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson, Gianfranco Rosi’s Fire at Sea and Josh Kriegman and Elyze Steinberg‘s Weiner.

The winner will be announced during the IDA Documentary Awards ceremony at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles on Dec. 9.

The 13th and I Am Not Your Negro also scored nods in the ABC News VideoSource category, alongside  Ross Adam and Robert Cannan’s The Lovers and the Despot, Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack‘s Maya Angelou: And I Still Rise and Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You.

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s Belief, Netflix’s Cooked, Showtime’s The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth, Netflix’s Making A Murderer and A&E’s Streets of Compton were nominated in the Best Limited Series category.

Nominees for the Best Episodic Series award are Netflix’s Chef’s Table, A&E’s The First 48, Netflix’s Last Chance U, CNN’s United Shades of America and Viceland’s Woman with Gloria Steinem.

BBC ‘Stoyville,’ DR2′s ‘Dokumania,’ PBS’ ‘Independent Les’ and ‘POV’ and American Public Television and Pacific Islanders in Communications’ ‘Pacific Heartbeat’ are up for Best Curated Series honors.

In the Best Short category, Field of Vision’s The Above and Netflix’s The White Helmets and Extremis will go up against HBO’s Clinica De Migrantes: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, Osilloscope’s Pickle and World of Wonder’s Red Lake.

The nominees for Best Short Form Series are ESPN’s 30:30 Shorts, VGTV’s Children Deported, Laura Poitras‘ visual journalism project Field of Vision, Vanityfair.com’s NomiNation and The New York Times Op-Docs.

Organizers also announced that Mehrdad Oskouei will receive the Pare Lorentz Award for Starless Dreams.

In the Creative Recognition category, Fire At Sea has won Best Cinematography, Cameraperson picked up Best Editing, I Am Not Your Negro won Best Writing and The Bad Kids won Best Music.

As previously announced, director Stanley Nelson will be honored with a career achievement award;Norman Lyn Lear will be recognized with the Amicus Award; outgoing International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) founder and festival director Ally Derks will receive the Pioneer Award; and Nanfu Wang will receive the Emerging Documentary Award.

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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