The 7th Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards, hosted by Wyatt Cenac, are taking place tonight at the Edison Ballroom in New York.
For those not able to attend the ceremony in person, there is a live stream available to watch on both Facebook and YouTube starting at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT. National Geographic Documentary Films is the presenting sponsor. Peacock is the catalyst sponsor.
I’ll be posting updates throughout the ceremony.
Wyatt Cenac gets in a dig at Kyrie Irving as he points out the negatives of documentaries. He also puts in a dig at Elon Musk and the new Twitter verification process. Cenac is really bringing the comedy in his monologue.
Best First Documentary Feature: David Siev – Bad Axe (IFC Films)
Best Cinematography: The Cinematography Team – Our Great National Parks (Netflix)
Best Editing: Brett Morgen – Moonage Daydream (Neon/HBO Documentary Films)
Best Music Documentary: The Beatles: Get Back (Disney+)
Best Short Documentary: Nuisance Bear (The New Yorker)
Best Score: Blake Neely – Good Night Oppy (Amazon Studios)
Best Sports Documentary (TIE): Citizen Ashe (HBO Max/CNN Films); Welcome to Wrexham (FX)
Best Historical Documentary: Descendant (Netflix)
Impact Award: Dawn Porter
Best Science/Nature Documentary: Good Night Oppy (Amazon Studios)
Best Narration: Good Night Oppy (Amazon Studios); Written by Helen Kearns, Ryan White; Performed by Angela Bassett
Best Biographical Documentary: Sidney (Apple TV+)
Best Archival Documentary: Fire of Love (National Geographic Documentary Films/Neon)
The Pennebaker Award: Barbara Kopple
Best Political Documentary: Navalny (HBO Max/CNN Films/Warner Bros. Pictures)
Best Limited Documentary Series: The Beatles: Get Back (Disney+)
Best Ongoing Documentary Series: 30 for 30 (ESPN)
Best Director: Ryan White – Good Night Oppy (Amazon Studios)
Best Documentary Feature:
- Good Night Oppy (Amazon Studios) (GOLD)
- Fire of Love (National Geographic Documentary Films/Neon) (SILVER)
- Navalny (CNN Films/HBO Max/Warner Bros. Pictures) (BRONZE)