Todd Douglas Miller’s Apollo 11 has secured the prestigious award for Best Documentary Feature at the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards on Sunday (Nov. 10).
The film (pictured) took home five awards at the gala event, including Best Editing for Miller, Best Score for Matt Morton, Best Archival Documentary and Best Science/Nature Documentary.
Peter Jackson (They Shall Not Grow Old) and Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar (American Factory) tied for Best Director.
They Shall Not Grow Old brought home the award for Most Innovative Documentary. American Factory won for Best Political Documentary.
Legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman was presented the DA Pennebaker Award at the Critics’ Choice Awards off-shoot, in memory of the late acclaimed filmmaker. Formerly the Critics Choice Lifetime Achievement Award, the honor was presented by filmmaker Chris Hegedus, Pennebaker’s long-time collaborator and widow.
Michael Apted was presented The Landmark Award for his Up series, which recently added 63 Up, distributed by BritBox. Michael Moore, the 2018 recipient of the Critics Choice Lifetime Achievement Award, presented the honor to Apted.
John Chester’s The Biggest Little Farm took the award for Best Cinematography.
Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov’s Honeyland was presented the award for Best First Documentary Feature. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am was awarded for Best Biographical Documentary.
The Best Music Documentary award went to Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice.
Alex Holmes’ Maiden won the Best Sports Documentary award, and American Factory won for Best Political Documentary.