Directed by Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht, “Crip Camp” received the best feature award as well as the ABC News VideoSource award. Garrett Bradley won best director for his film “Time,” while “John Was Trying to Contact Aliens” from Matthew Killip received the best short award. “Dick Johnson Is Dead” took home the awards for best writing and best editing.
Besides “Crip Camp,” the nominees for best feature included “Collective,” “Gunda,” “The Reason I Jump,” “Softie,” “The Truffle Hunters,” “MLK/FBI,” “Reunited,” “Time” and “Welcome to Chechnya.” Nominees for best director besides Bradley included Newnham and LeBrecht for “Crip Camp,” Jerry Rothwell for “The Reason I Jump,” Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw for “The Truffle Hunters” and Sam Pollard for “MLK/FBI.”
As part of this year’s ceremony, digital conversations with honorary award recipients were released the week leading up to the awards. Pollard received the Career Achievement award, Bradley was honored with the Emerging Documentary Filmmaker award and David France received the Courage Under Fire award for his work on “Welcome to Chechnya.” Firelight Media’s Marcia Smith, Stanley Nelson and Loira Limbal earned the Pioneer award; Regina K. Scully received the Amicus award and Rappler’s Maria Ressa was honored with the Truth to Power award. All of the digital conversations can be viewed here.
See the full winner’s list below.
Best Curated Series
Best Episodic Series
Best Multi-Part Documentary
Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children (USA / HBO. Directors and Executive Producers: Sam Pollard, Maro Chermayeff, Joshua Bennett, Jeff Dupre. Executive Producers: John Legend, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorious, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller)
Best Short Form Series
Best Audio Documentary
Somebody (USA / Topic Studios, The Intercept, the Invisible Institute, and iHeartRadio, in association with Tenderfoot TV. Reporters and Producers: Alison Flowers, Bill Healy and Sarah Geis. Host: Shapearl Wells. Reporters: Sam Stecklow, Annie Nguyen, Kahari Blackburn, Rajiv Sinclair, Henri Adams, Matilda Vojak, Dana Brozost-Kelleher, Frances McDonald, Diana Akmajian, Andrew Fan and Maddie Anderson. Associate Producer: Ellen Glover. Executive Producers: Jamie Kalven, Maria Zuckerman, Christy Gressman, Leital Molad)
Universe (USA. Directors: Sam Osborn and Nicholas Capezzera. Producers: Esther Dere and Leah Natasha Thomas)
The Earth Is Blue as an Orange (Ukraine, Lithuania. Cinematographer: Viacheslav Tsvietkov)
Dick Johnson Is Dead (USA / Netflix. Editor: Nels Bangerter)
Best Music Score
My Octopus Teacher (USA / Netflix. Composer: Kevin Smuts)
Dick Johnson is Dead (USA / Netflix. Writers: Nels Bangerter and Kirsten Johnson)
Pare Lorentz Award
ABC News VideoSource Award