Nominated by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA). Winners announced November 10th.

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • “Crime + Punishment” – Director: Stephen Maing (Hulu)
  • “Dark Money” – Director: Kimberly Reed (PBS)
  • “Free Solo” – Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (National Geographic Documentary Films)
  • “Hal” – Director: Amy Scott (Oscilloscope)
  • “Hitler’s Hollywood” – Director: Rüdiger Suchsland (Kino Lorber)
  • “Minding the Gap” – Director: Bing Liu (Hulu)
  • “RBG” – Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West (Magnolia Pictures, Participant Media)
  • “Three Identical Strangers” – Director: Tim Wardle (Neon, CNN Films)
  • “Wild Wild Country” – Directors: Chapman Way, Maclain Way (Netflix)
  • “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” – Director: Morgan Neville (Focus Features)

BEST LIMITED DOCUMENTARY SERIES

  • “America to Me” (Starz)
  • “Dirty Money” (Netflix)
  • “Elvis Presley: The Searcher” (HBO Documentary Films, Sony Pictures Television)
  • “Flint Town” (Netflix)
  • “The Fourth Estate” (Showtime Networks)
  • “One Strange Rock” (National Geographic)
  • “Wild Wild Country” (Netflix)
  • “The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling” (HBO)

BEST ONGOING DOCUMENTARY SERIES

  • “30 for 30” (ESPN)
  • “American Masters” (PBS)
  • “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” (CNN)
  • “Frontline” (PBS)
  • The History of Comedy” (CNN)
  • “Independent Lens” (PBS)
  • “Making a Murderer” (Netflix)
  • “POV” (PBS)

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi – “Free Solo” (National Geographic Documentary Film)
  • Bing Liu – “Minding the Gap” (Hulu)
  • Morgan Neville – “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (Focus Features)
  • Kimberly Reed – “Dark Money” (PBS)
  • Rüdiger Suchsland – “Hitler’s Hollywood” (Kino Lorber)
  • Tim Wardle – “Three Identical Strangers” (Neon, CNN Films)

BEST FIRST TIME DIRECTOR

  • Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster – “Science Fair” (National Geographic Documentary Films)
  • Heather Lenz – “Kusama – Infinity” (Magnolia Pictures)
  • Bing Liu – “Minding the Gap” (Hulu)
  • Stephen Nomura Schible – “Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda” (MUBI)
  • Rudy Valdez – “The Sentence” (HBO Documentary Films)
  • Chapman Way and Maclain Way – “Wild Wild Country” (Netflix)

BEST POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY

  • “RBG” – Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West (Magnolia Pictures, Participant Media)
  • “Dark Money” – Director: Kimberly Reed (PBS)
  • “Fahrenheit 11/9” – Director: Michael Moore (Briarcliff Entertainment)
  • “Flint Town” – Directors: Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper, Jessica Dimmock (Netflix)
  • “Hitler’s Hollywood” – Director: Rüdiger Suchsland (Kino Lorber)
  • “John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls” – Directors: George Kunhardt, Peter W. Kunhardt, Teddy Kunhardt (HBO)
  • “The Fourth Estate” – Directors: Liz Garbus, Jenny Carchman (Showtime Networks)

BEST SPORTS DOCUMENTARY

  • “Andre the Giant” – Director: Jason Hehir (HBO)
  • “Being Serena” (HBO)
  • “Free Solo” – Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (National Geographic Documentary Film)
  • “John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection” – Director: Julien Faraut (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
  • “Minding the Gap” – Director: Bing Liu (Hulu)
  • “The Workers Cup” – Director: Adam Sobel (Passion River)

BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

  • “Bad Reputation” – Director: Kevin Kerslake (Magnolia Pictures)
  • “David Bowie: The Last Five Years” – Director: Francis Whately (HBO Documentary Films)
  • “Elvis Presley: The Searcher” – Director: Thom Zimny (HBO Documentary Films, Sony Pictures Television)
  • “Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow” – Director: Stephen Kijak (Showtime Networks)
  • “Quincy” – Directors: Alan Hicks, Rashida Jones (Netflix)
  • “Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda” – Director: Stephen Nomura Schible (MUBI)
  • “Whitney” – Director: Kevin Macdonald (Roadside Attractions, Miramax)

MOST COMPELLING LIVING SUBJECT OF A DOCUMENTARY
(ALL LISTED IN THE CATEGORY WILL BE HONORED AT THE EVENT)

  • Scotty Bowers – “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” (Greenwich Entertainment, Kino Lorber, Starz!)
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg – “RBG” (Magnolia Pictures, Participant Media)
  • Alex Honnold – “Free Solo” (National Geographic Documentary Film)
  • Joan Jett – “Bad Reputation” (Magnolia Pictures)
  • Quincy Jones – “Quincy” (Netflix)
  • David Kellman and Bobby Shafran – “Three Identical Strangers” (Neon, CNN Films)
  • John McEnroe – “John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection” (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
  • Leon Vitali – “Filmworker” (Kino Lorber)

MOST INNOVATIVE DOCUMENTARY

  • “306 Hollywood” – Directors: Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin (PBS, El Tigre)
  • “Free Solo” – Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (National Geographic Documentary Film)
  • “Hitler’s Hollywood” – Director: Rüdiger Suchsland (Kino Lorber)
  • “Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda” – Director: Stephen Nomura Schible (MUBI)
  • “Wild Wild Country” – Directors: Chapman Way, Maclain Way (Netflix)
  • “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” – Director: Morgan Neville (Focus Features)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • “306 Hollywood” – Cinematographers: Elan Bogarin, Jonathan Bogarin, Alejandro Mejía (PBS, El Tigre)
  • “The Dawn Wall” – Cinematographer: Brett Lowell (The Orchard)
  • “Free Solo” – Cinematographers: Jimmy Chin, Clair Popkin, Mikey Schaefer (National Geographic Documentary Film)
  • “Minding the Gap” – Cinematographer: Bing Liu (Hulu)
  • “Pandas” – Cinematographer: David Douglas (Warner Brothers)
  • “Wild Wild Country” – Cinematographer: Adam Stone (Netflix)

BEST EDITING

  • “Dark Money” – Editor: Jay Arthur Sterrenberg (PBS)
  • “Filmworker” – Editor: Tony Zierra (Kino Lorber)
  • “Free Solo” – Editor: Bob Eisenhardt (National Geographic Documentary Film)
  • “John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection” – Editor: Julien Faraut (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
  • “Three Identical Strangers” – Editor: Michael Harte (Neon, CNN Films)
  • “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” – Editors: Jeff Malmberg, Aaron Wickenden (Focus Features)

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