Friday, 4 November 2016


So, given 13th's entry both in the Theatrical category and the TV / Streaming category in the first ever Critics' Choice Documentary Awards, it was perhaps inevitable that it'd fail to take home the former top award but succeed to take home the latter. And so it did, with a fellow race-themed doc, O.J.: Made in America, winning the big prize in the Theatrical category. This is the BFCA's first time separating its Best Documentary award out from the remainder of its many others, and indeed adding several more awards for doc filmmaking - a wise move, I believe, saving the filmmakers from the ignominy of picking up an award on the Critics' Choice red carpet or during a commercial break, and providing several more to win BFCA awards. Take a look at the nominees at this link, and the winners right here:

Best Documentary Feature
O.J.: Made in America

Best Direction of a Documentary Feature
Ezra Edelman (O.J.: Made in America)

Best Song in a Documentary Feature
Sharon Jones - 'I'm Still Here' (Miss Sharon Jones)

Best First Documentary Feature
Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg (Weiner)

Best Music Documentary
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

Best Political Documentary

Best Sports Documentary
O.J.: Made in America

Most Innovative Documentary

Best Documentary Feature: TV / Streaming

Best Ongoing Documentary Series
30 for 30

Best Limited Documentary Series
O.J.: Made in America

Best Director: TV / Streaming
Ava DuVernay (13th)

Best First Feature: TV / Streaming
Jacob Bernstein and Nick Hooker (Everything Is Copy)
Deborah Esquenazi (Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four)