2013 Cinema Eye Honors Nominees Announced

Cinema Eye Honors 2013

I usually shy away from talking awards around here but the Cinema Eye Honors have made a point of recognizing and celebrating the various elements of documentary filmmaking that usually go unmentioned. They’ve also figured out a way to highlight those important non-fiction films that might reside beyond Oscar’s extremely limited radar. This year they’ve managed to put together yet another great list of films and filmmakers worthy of recognition.

Like with any list, you can’t please everybody. For the most part, many of my favourite docs of the year have been represented here; The Imposter, Tchoupitoulas, Detropia, among others. Meanwhile, a couple nominations had me raising an eyebrow. Still, it’s always great to see the craft of documentary filmmaking celebrated and all of those hardworking editors, producers, cinematographers, artists, and composers getting the recognition they deserve. What are your thoughts on the choices? Are there any major oversights? Anything you feel doesn’t deserve to be there? Let us know in the comments section!

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NON-FICTION FEATURE FILMMAKING

Searching for Sugarman
Only the Young
Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present
The Imposter
Detropia
5 Broken Cameras

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION

¡Vivan las Antipodas!
Tchoupitoulas
Planet of Snail
Only the Young
The Law in These Parts
Detropia

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

¡Vivan las Antipodas!
Searching for Sugarman
The Imposter
Big Boys Gone Bananas!*
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

¡Vivan las Antipodas!
Samsara
Only the Young
The Imposter
Chasing Ice

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

Tchoupitoulas
Room 237
How to Survive a Plague
Detropia
5 Broken Cameras

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ANIMATION

Urbanized
Searching for Sugarman
Room 237
Indie Game: The Movie
Herman’s House
Beauty is Embarrassing

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE

¡Vivan las Antipodas!
Room 237
Into the Abyss
The Imposter
Detropia

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN A DEBUT FEATURE

The Waiting Room
Searching for Sugarman
Room 237
Only the Young
Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present
How to Survive a Plague
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

SPOTLIGHT AWARD

Vol Special (Special Flight)
Meanwhile in Mamelodi
Downeast
Bestiaire
Argentinian Lesson

AUDIENCE CHOICE

Trash Dance
Searching for Sugarman
Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present
Kumare
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
The Imposter
How to Survive a Plague
Bully
Beauty is Embarrassing
5 Broken Cameras

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