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Guild of Music Supervisors Awards: ‘Soul,’ ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Take Top Honors

“Soul,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Promising Young Woman,” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” were the big film winners Sunday at the 11th annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards.“Soul” took best supervision for a film budgeted over $25 million, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” for under $25 million, “Promising Young Woman” for under $10 million, […]

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Cinema Eye Honors Go to Non-Fiction Oscar Contenders ‘Collective’ and ‘Boys State’

The documentary film community gathered virtually on Facebook Tuesday night to chat and cheer each other on at the annual Cinema Eye Honors Awards. Oscar ballots are due Wednesday at 5pm Pt, and many documentary branch voters were on the livestream.At the start of the evening, as we waited for the pre-taped presentation to begin, […]

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Higher Ground Productions Announces Next Wave of Obama-Produced Movies and Shows on Netflix

Higher Ground Productions, the production company formed by former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, has announced a new line-up of film and TV productions as part of their partnership with Netflix. While the first wave included primarily documentaries like American Factory, Crip Camp, and Becoming, and the new titles include a […]

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‘Crip Camp’ named best feature at International Documentary Association Awards

Garrett Bradley named best director for Time.Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht’s Crip Camp was named best feature by the International Documentary Association (IDA) on Saturday (January 16).Other notable winners at the virtual 36th Annual IDA Documentary Awards were Garrett Bradley for best director for Time, and two for Dick Johnson Is Dead for writing (Nels […]

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IDA Awards: ‘Crip Camp’ Wins Best Feature, Garrett Bradley Is Best Director

The International Documentary Association’s annual awards is usually a bustling get-together for the film and television non-fiction community. The 36th iteration was the usual pandemic-era virtual version, sans networking, but with returning host Willie Garson. “This past year has not been normal in any way,” said outgoing IDA executive director Simon Kilmurry. “If 2020/2021 has […]

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‘Crip Camp’ Wins Best Feature at IDA Documentary Awards – Full Winner’s List

The International Documentary Association has announced the winners of the 36th annual IDA Documentary Awards, with “Crip Camp” taking home the top prize.The ceremony was hosted by actor Willie Garson, with musical entertainment from Ruby Ibarra, who performed the theme from “A Thousand Cuts.”Directed by Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht, “Crip Camp” received the best […]

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Netflix’s ‘Crip Camp’ Leads International Documentary Association Awards Nominations

Leading the International Documentary Association Documentary Awards nominees with five nominations is “Crip Camp,” Netflix’s look back at an influential activist summer camp for the disabled, followed by Garrett Bradley’s poetic black-and-white “Time” (Amazon Studios) and Sam Pollard’s 60s archival dive “MLK/FBI” (IFC Films) with four noms each.“The Truffle Hunters” (Sony Pictures Classics) scored three […]

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Streaming: top docs for lockdown

The Obama-produced Crip Camp offers a winning combination of the heartfelt and the hard-hitting. Plus, more real-life tales from Cuba to Uzbekistan“Escapism” is an operative word when you’re hunkered down under quarantine and surveying your home viewing options, but how you interpret that is up to you. Many will opt for fiction and fantasy, for […]

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