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Michael Moore to be feted at Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards in New York

Academy award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore (pictured) will receive a lifetime achievement award at the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards this November. The awards are an annual event now in its third year, put on by ...
October 5, 2018

Academy award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore (pictured) will receive a lifetime achievement award at the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards this November.

The awards are an annual event now in its third year, put on by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA).

Moore has been a prominent figure in the world of documentary cinema since his first feature Roger & Me in 1989. His 2002 treatise on American gun control – Bowling for Columbine - earned him an Academy Award for best documentary feature. Fahrenheit 11/9, his follow-up to 2004′s Fahrenheit 9/11, is one of the highest grossing docs of 2018 so far.

A full list of nominees for this year’s Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards will be released Oct. 15. The awards cover television and film and are determined by qualified members of the BFCA and BTJA with a background and expertise in the documentary field.

“2018 has been hailed as ‘The Year of the Documentary’ and we are extremely proud to highlight the outstanding achievements in the feature documentary and TV/streaming fields and give these creative filmmakers the proper recognition they deserve,” said BFCA president Joey Berlin in a statement.

The 2018 Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards will take place on Nov. 10, hosted by celebrity scientist and Emmy Award-winning TV host Bill Nye, at the Brooklyn, New York cultural programming center BRIC.

(Photo courtesy of State Run Films/Briarcliff Entertainment)

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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