2016 Cinema Eye Honors Winners

Cinema_Eye_Honors_FeaturedThe 9th annual Cinema Eye Honors, recognizing achievements in non-fiction film from 2015, took place last night in a ceremony at the Museum of the Moving Image. Earlier this week, the organization hosted its Honors Lunch, which celebrated this year’s Legacy Award winner, Chris Smith’s AMERICAN MOVIE; as well as “The Influentials,” 24 additional classic nonfiction films which were singled out as inspirational to this year’s nominees; “The Unforgettables,” a list of notable documentary subjects from 2015’s films; and Jafar Panahi’s TAXI as the winner of the Heterodox Award, which annually goes to a fiction film that incorporates nonfiction strategies.

Below is the full list of winners announced at last night’s ceremony, which was hosted by acclaimed documentarian Steve James, who might just have a future in comedy. I was happy to once again serve on the Nominations Committee. Congratulations to all the winners, nominees, and the Cinema Eye organizers!

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
THE LOOK OF SILENCE

Audience Choice Prize
MERU

Outstanding Achievement in Direction
Joshua Oppenheimer for THE LOOK OF SILENCE

Outstanding Achievement in Editing
Chris King for AMY

Outstanding Achievement in Production
Signe Byrge Sørensen for THE LOOK OF SILENCE

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
tie:
Matthew Heineman and Matt Porwoll for CARTEL LAND
and
Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk for MERU

Outstanding Nonfiction Film Made for Television
PRIVATE VIOLENCE

Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film
THE WOLFPACK

Outstanding Achievement in an Original Music Score
Laurie Anderson for HEART OF A DOG

Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design or Animation
Stefan Nadelman and Hisko Hulsing for KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK

Spotlight Award
TOTO AND HIS SISTERS

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking
tie:
BUFFALO JUGGALOS by Scott Cummings
and
HOTEL 22 by Elizabeth Lo

Leave a comment

Filed under Documentary, Film, Recommendations

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.