The 7th Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards – Live Updates

The Seventh Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards.

The 7th Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards, hosted by Wyatt Cenac, are taking place tonight at the Edison Ballroom in New York.

Fire of Love heads into the evening with seven nominations with Good Night Oppy following right behind with six nominations.

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 WhiteGood Night Oppy (Amazon Studios)

Best Documentary Feature:

  1. Good Night Oppy (Amazon Studios) (GOLD)
  2. Fire of Love (National Geographic Documentary Films/Neon) (SILVER)
  3. Navalny (CNN Films/HBO Max/Warner Bros. Pictures) (BRONZE)

The 7th Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards is being held on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at the Edison Ballroom.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.