Docs

“Tabloid,” “Cave,” “Nim” feted by U.S. critics

Film critics associations in LA, San Francisco, Boston and New York have chosen their picks for the year's best docs, with Errol Morris's Tabloid (pictured), Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams and James Marsh's Project Nim among the winners.
December 12, 2011


Film critics associations in LA, San Francisco, Boston and New York have chosen their picks for the year’s best docs, with Errol Morris’s Tabloid (pictured), Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams and James Marsh’s Project Nim among the winners.

The San Francisco Film Critics Circle gave its best doc prize to Tabloid, Morris’s tale of a 1970s sex scandal involving a former Miss Wyoming; while the Boston Society of Film Critics’ Best Documentary prize went to chimp tale Project Nim.

The Boston critics also named Richard Press’s Bill Cunningham, New York as its best doc runner-up.

Meanwhile, the New York Film Critics Online and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association both gave their best documentary prizes to Cave of Forgotten Dreams.

The LA Critics also gave a runner-up prize to Clio Barnard’s The Arbor.

About The Author
Justin Anderson joined Realscreen as senior staff writer in 2021, reporting and writing stories for the newsletter and magazine. During his 20-year career he’s filled a variety of roles as a writer and editor at a number of media organizations, covering news and current affairs as well as business, tech, the film and music industries and plenty in between. He’s also spent time behind the scenes in television production, having written everything from voiceover scripts for documentaries to marketing copy. He has a degree in Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

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