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“Made In America,” “13th” take Critics’ Choice Doc Awards

Ezra Edelman’s O.J.: Made in America and Ava DuVernay‘s The 13th were among the winners at the first annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards. The inaugural event, which celebrated non-fiction films and television ...
November 4, 2016

Ezra Edelman’s O.J.: Made in America and Ava DuVernay‘s The 13th were among the winners at the first annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards.

The inaugural event, which celebrated non-fiction films and television as chosen by the Broadcast Film Critics’ Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), was hosted by magician and television presenter Penn Jillette at a ceremony in Brooklyn, New York Nov. 3.

Edelman’s O.J.: Made In America (pictured) was the top winner at the awards banquet, having walked away with four trophies including the Best Documentary and Best Director hardware in the television category.

DuVernay’s Netflix doc The 13th, meanwhile, took home three statues including the Best Documentary and Best Director honors in the film category.

Also feted were seminal filmmaking partners and spouses D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, who were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The complete list of winners at the inaugural Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards follows below:

Best Documentary – Theatrical Feature
Ezra Edelman’s O.J.: Made in America

Best Director – Theatrical Feature
Ezra Edelman (O.J.: Made in America)

Best Documentary – TV/Streaming
Ava DuVernay’s The 13th 

Best Director – TV/Streaming
Ava DuVernay (The 13th)

Best First Documentary – Theatrical Feature
Jack Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg (Weiner)

Best First Documentary – TV/Streaming
(TIE)
Jacob Bernstein, Nick Hooker (Everything Is Copy)
Deborah S. Esquenazi (Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four)

Best Political Documentary
Ava DuVernay’s The 13th

Best Sports Documentary
Ezra Edelman’s O.J.: Made in America

Best Music Documentary
Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

Best Song in a Documentary
“I’m Still Here” from Miss Sharon Jones!

Best Limited Documentary Series
Ezra Edelman’s O.J.: Made in America

Best Ongoing Documentary Series
ESPN’s 30 for 30

Most Innovative Documentary
Keith Maitland’s Tower

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