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‘Cartel Land,’ ‘The Look of Silence’ Lead Cinema Eye Honors Nominations

Nominees were announced Wednesday for the 9th annual Cinema Eye Honors, recognizing excellence in documentary filmmaking.

The group singled out a number of top films contending for the documentary feature Oscar, including “Amy,” “Listen to Me Marlon” and “The Look of Silence,” which were also nominated by the International Documentary Association earlier this month.

Cartel Land,” another strong Oscar contender, led the way with five nominations. “The Look of Silence” wasn’t far behind with four.

“Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah” was the only film on the Academy’s list of 10 best documentary short finalists to pick up a nomination.

Nominations were announced via Twitter. Here’s the full list below.

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
Amy
Cartel Land
“Democrats”
“Listen to Me Marlon”
“The Look of Silence”
“The Wolfpack”

Outstanding Achievement in Direction
Matt Heineman, “Cartel Land”
Kim Longinotto, “Dreamcatcher”
Laurie Anderson, “Heart of a Dog”
Frederick Wiseman, “In Jackson Heights”
Albert Maysles, Lynn True, Nelson Walker, David Usui and Ben Wu, “In Transit”
Joshua Oppenheimer, “The Look of Silence”

Outstanding Achievement in Editing
“Amy”
“Best of Enemies”
“How to Change the World”
“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck”
“Listen to Me Marlon”

Outstanding Achievement in Production
“Cartel Land”
“Democrats”
“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”
“The Look of Silence”
“Meru”

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
“Cartel Land”
“The Look of Silence”
“Meru”
“Uncertain”
“Western”

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score
“Cartel Land”
“Heart of a Dog”
“Meru”
“The Nightmare”
“Western”

Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design and Animation
“Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon”
“Heart of a Dog”
“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck”
“The Nightmare”
“Thank You For Playing”

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking
“The Breath”
“Buffalo Juffalos”
“Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah”
“The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul”
“Hotel 22”

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Films Made for Television
“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”
“Deep Web”
“Outbreak”
“Private Violence”
“Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger”

Spotlight Award
“Almost There”
“Barge”
“Field Niggas”
“Frame by Frame”
“(T)ERROR”
“Toto and His Sisters”

Outstanding Achievement in Debut Feature Film
“Kings of Nowhere”
“Peace Officer”
“The Russian Woodpecker”
“Uncertain”
“The Wolfpack”

Audience Choice
“Amy”
“Best of Enemies”
“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”
“The Hunting Ground”
“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck”
“Meru”
“What Happened, Miss Simone?”
“Where to Invade Next”
“The Wolfpack”

According to Cinema Eye Honors, 130 feature films were eligible and submitted for consideration (compared to 124 for the Academy).

The Oscar winner for best documentary feature has been a Cinema Eye nominee in all but one year, 2012, when the Academy opted for the late surge of “Undefeated.”

Winners will be announced at a Jan. 13 ceremony at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York.

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