You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Jane’ Takes Top Prize at Second Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

The Broadcast Film Critics Association has announced the winners of the Second Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, with Brett Morgen’s Jane Goodall biopic “Jane” taking the top honors.

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger was honored with the critics’ choice impact award and filmmaker Errol Morris was presented with the critics’ choice lifetime achievement award. Clive Davis doc “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives” won for best music documentary.

The second annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards honor the finest achievement in documentary features and nonfiction television. The awards were determined by BFCA and BTJA members with expertise in the documentary field.

“We are so happy to be able to celebrate the supremely talented, leading voices in this golden age of documentary filmmaking and nonfiction television,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin. “It was another great night in Brooklyn in support of many of the most underappreciated artists in our business.”

The awards gala also celebrated the Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary honorees, including the cats of Istanbul (“Kedi”), Etty Ausch (“One of Us”), Al Gore (“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”), Laird Hamilton (“Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton”), Dolores Huerta (“Dolores”), Gigi Lazzarato (“This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous”), and the Sung Family (“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”).

FULL WINNERS LIST

Best​ ​Documentary: “​Jane”
Best​ ​Director​ ​(TIE): Evgeny Afineevsky (“Cries from Syria”) and Frederick Wiseman (“Ex Libris: The New York Public Library”)
Best​ ​First​ ​Documentary: “Kedi”
Best​ ​Political​ ​Documentary: “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”
Best​ ​Sports​ ​Documentary: ​”Icarus”
Best​ ​Music​ ​Documentary​: “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives”
Best​ ​Song​ ​in​ ​a​ ​Documentary:​ “Jump (Step)” – written by Raphael Saadiq, Taura Stinson and Laura Karpman, performed by Cynthia Erivo
Best​ ​Documentary​ ​Series:​ “The Vietnam War”
Best​ ​Ongoing​ ​Documentary​ ​Series: “American Masters”
Most​ ​Innovative​ ​Documentary​ ​(TIE):​ “Dawson City: Frozen Time and Last Men in Aleppo”

More Film

  • Robin Sykes's 'In The Game' Wins

    Robin Sykes' 'In the Game' Wins Prizes at Alpe d'Huez Comedy Film Festival

    The Broadcast Film Critics Association has announced the winners of the Second Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, with Brett Morgen’s Jane Goodall biopic “Jane” taking the top honors. Filmmaker Joe Berlinger was honored with the critics’ choice impact award and filmmaker Errol Morris was presented with the critics’ choice lifetime achievement award. Clive Davis doc […]

  • Steven Soderbergh Panama Papers

    Steven Soderbergh's 'Unsane,' Four Other Films Added to Berlin Lineup

    The Broadcast Film Critics Association has announced the winners of the Second Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, with Brett Morgen’s Jane Goodall biopic “Jane” taking the top honors. Filmmaker Joe Berlinger was honored with the critics’ choice impact award and filmmaker Errol Morris was presented with the critics’ choice lifetime achievement award. Clive Davis doc […]

  • 'Three Billboards,' 'Third Murder' Set for

    'Three Billboards,' 'Third Murder' Set for Theatrical Release in China

    The Broadcast Film Critics Association has announced the winners of the Second Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, with Brett Morgen’s Jane Goodall biopic “Jane” taking the top honors. Filmmaker Joe Berlinger was honored with the critics’ choice impact award and filmmaker Errol Morris was presented with the critics’ choice lifetime achievement award. Clive Davis doc […]

  • Blythe Danner and Hilary Swank appear

    Sundance Film Review: 'What They Had'

    The Broadcast Film Critics Association has announced the winners of the Second Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, with Brett Morgen’s Jane Goodall biopic “Jane” taking the top honors. Filmmaker Joe Berlinger was honored with the critics’ choice impact award and filmmaker Errol Morris was presented with the critics’ choice lifetime achievement award. Clive Davis doc […]

  • Morgane Polanski on ‘The Stroke,’ Obsession,

    MyFrenchFilmFestival: Morgane Polanski on ‘The Stroke,’ Obsession, Creating an OCD World

    The Broadcast Film Critics Association has announced the winners of the Second Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, with Brett Morgen’s Jane Goodall biopic “Jane” taking the top honors. Filmmaker Joe Berlinger was honored with the critics’ choice impact award and filmmaker Errol Morris was presented with the critics’ choice lifetime achievement award. Clive Davis doc […]

  • Korea Box Office: 'Maze Runner' Opens

    Korea Box Office: 'Maze Runner' Opens on Top

    The Broadcast Film Critics Association has announced the winners of the Second Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, with Brett Morgen’s Jane Goodall biopic “Jane” taking the top honors. Filmmaker Joe Berlinger was honored with the critics’ choice impact award and filmmaker Errol Morris was presented with the critics’ choice lifetime achievement award. Clive Davis doc […]

  • Jane Fonda appears in Jane Fonda

    Sundance Film Review: 'Jane Fonda in Five Acts'

    The Broadcast Film Critics Association has announced the winners of the Second Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, with Brett Morgen’s Jane Goodall biopic “Jane” taking the top honors. Filmmaker Joe Berlinger was honored with the critics’ choice impact award and filmmaker Errol Morris was presented with the critics’ choice lifetime achievement award. Clive Davis doc […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content