Apollo 11 takes home five awards at the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards in New York. Along with the top prize of Best Documentary Feature, Apollo 11 also grabbed Best Editing (Todd Douglas Miller), Best Score (Matt Morton), Best Archival Documentary, and Best Science/Nature Documentary.
Best Director honors were given to Peter Jackson for the World War I documentary They Shall Not Grow Old as well as Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar for American Factory in a tie. Jackson would pick up another award for Most Innovated Documentary, while Reichert and Bognar pick up their second award for Best Political Documentary.
The other big winners of the night include:
Best Cinematography – The Biggest Little Farm (John Chester)
Best Narration – Western Stars (Bruce Springsteen)
Best First Documentary Feature – Honeyland (Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov)
Best Biographical Documentary – Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Best Music Documentary – Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
Best Sports Documentary – Maiden
Best Short Documentary Award – Period. End of Sentence
The D A Pennebaker Award – Frederick Wiseman
The Landmark Award – Michael Apted
The fourth annual awards ceremony took place Sunday, November 10, 2019 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York. The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards was again produced by Bob Bain Productions.
The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards are an off-shoot of The Critics’ Choice Awards, which are bestowed annually by CCA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. Historically, the Critics’ Choice Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.
The CW Television Network will again partner with CCA as the exclusive broadcast home for the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, honoring the finest achievements in both movies and television as part of a three-hour special on The CW on January 12, 2020. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com