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The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) are teaming up to create a new award honoring documentaries, named the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards.

The first Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, honoring the finest achievements in documentary features and non-fiction television, will be presented Thursday, November 3, 2016 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York.

The awards will be determined by qualified members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), and feature multiple categories across both television and film including:

– Best Documentary Feature Film (Theatrical Premiere)

– Best Documentary Feature (Television Premiere)

– Best Director of a Documentary

– Best First Documentary Feature

– Best Music Documentary

– Best Sports Documentary

– Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary

– Best Limited Documentary Series for Television

– Best Ongoing Documentary Series for Television

– Best Unstructured Reality Series

– Best Song in a Documentary

– Most Innovative Documentary

– Best Investigative Journalist, and many more.

Awards in the documentary field, including Best Documentary Feature and Best Unstructured Reality Show, have in the past been presented as part of the Critics’ Choice Awards broadcast.

Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association president Joey Berlin said: “To be able to shine a light on some of the most outstanding documentaries and nonfiction television programs is something we are really proud of.

“There is so much great work being done in these fields, but it is often difficult to introduce them to audiences. We believe the time has come to focus attention on these important, informative and entertaining productions, at an event dedicated solely to celebrating the positive effects these works have towards educating, inspiring and triggering social change amongst audiences.”

The nominees, selected by a committee of BFCA and BTJA members with a background and expertise in the documentary field, will be revealed on Monday, October 10, 2016, with the winners announced at an awards gala on Thursday, November 3, 2016 in Brooklyn, New York.

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