Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The Cinema Eye Honors unveiled the first awards announcements for their 12th Annual awards, including The Unforgettables, their annual list of notable and significant nonfiction film subjects;  The Shorts List, an annual list of the year’s ten top Nonfiction Short Films; and nominees in four categories: Broadcast Film; Broadcast Series; the Heterodox Award, which recognizes fiction films that actively blur the line between fiction and documentary; and the annual Audience Choice Prize. The full list of nonfiction film and craft nominees, including the five nominees for Outstanding Nonfiction Short Film, will be revealed on Thursday, November 8.

Eight films – Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin’s Free Solo, Stephen Loveridge’s Mantangi/Maya/M.I.A., Bing Liu’s Minding the Gap, Alexandria Bombach’s On Her Shoulders, Julie Cohen and Betsy West’s RBG, Sandi Tan’s Shirkers, Tim Wardle’s Three Identical Strangers and Morgan Neville’s Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – were nominated for the Audience Choice Prize and also saw their subjects recognized amongst this year’s Unforgettables. Rashida Jones and Alan Hicks’ Quincy and Dava Whisenant’s Bathtubs Over Broadway round out this year’s Audience Choice nominees.

This is the first year that Cinema Eye will have an award to recognize Outstanding Nonfiction Series for Broadcast. Inaugural nominees in the Series category are Steve James’ America to Me (STARZ), Trey Borzilleri & Barbara Schroeder’s Evil Genius (Netflix), Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper & Jessica Dimmock’s Flint Town (Netflix) Liz Garbus’ The Fourth Estate (Showtime) Matthew Heineman’s The Trade (Showtime) and Chapman Way & Maclain Way’s Wild Wild Country (Netflix).

The 12th Annual Cinema Eye Honors will be presented on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.

AUDIENCE CHOICE PRIZE NOMINEES

Bathtubs Over Broadway
Directed by Dava Whisenant

Free Solo
Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.
Directed by Stephen Loveridge

Minding the Gap
Directed by Bing Liu

On Her Shoulders
Directed by Alexandria Bombach

Quincy
Directed by Rashida Jones and Al Hicks

RBG
Directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West

Shirkers
Directed by Sandi Tan

Three Identical Strangers
Directed by Tim Wardle

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Directed by Morgan Neville

NONFICTION SHORTS LIST

(Five nominees in this category will be announced on Thursday, November 8)

Baby Brother
Directed by Kamau Bilal

Concussion Protocol
Directed by Josh Begley

The Earth is Humming
Directed by Garrett Bradley

My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes
Directed by Charlie Tyrell

A Night at the Garden
Directed by Marshall Curry

Las Nubes
Directed by Juan Pablo González

Sister Hearts
Directed by Mohammad Gorjestani

Skip Day
Directed by Patrick Bresnan and Ivete Lucas

Volte
Directed by Monika Kotecka and Karolina Poryzala

Zhalanash – Empty Shore
Directed by Marcin Sauter

HETERODOX AWARD NOMINEES

American Animals
Directed by Bart Layton

Obscuro Barrocco
Directed by Evangelia Kranioti

Skate Kitchen
Directed by Crystal Moselle

The Tale
Directed by Jennifer Fox

We the Animals
Directed by Jeremiah Zagar

BROADCAST FILM NOMINEES

Baltimore Rising
Directed by Sonja Sohn
HBO

Believer
Directed by Don Argott
HBO

The Final Year
Directed by Greg Barker
HBO

I Am Evidence
Directed by Trish Adlesic and Geeta Gandbhir
HBO

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press
Directed by Brian Knappenberger
Netflix

This is Home: A Refugee Story
Directed by Alexandra Shiva
Epix

BROADCAST SERIES NOMINEES

America to Me
Directed by Steve James
Starz

Evil Genius
Directed by Trey Borzilleri and Barbara Schroeder
Netflix

Flint Town
Directed by Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper and Jessica Dimmock
Netflix

The Fourth Estate
Directed by Liz Garbus
Showtime

The Trade
Directed by Matthew Heineman
Showtime

Wild Wild Country
Directed by Chapman Way and Maclain Way
Netflix

UNFORGETTABLES NONFICTION SUBJECTS OF 2018

Annette Ontell
306 Hollywood

América
América

Issei Sagawa
Caniba

Alex Honnold
Free Solo

Julita Salmerón
Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle

Nick Bollettieri
Love Means Zero

M.I.A.
Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.

Kiere Johnson, Bing Liu and Zack Mulligan
Minding the Gap

Abu Osama
Of Fathers and Sons

Nadia Murad
On Her Shoulders

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
RBG

Scotty Bowers
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

Georges Cardona, Jasmine Ng, Sophie Siddique and Sandi Tan
Shirkers

Edward Galland, David Kellman and Robert Shafran
Three Identical Strangers

Fred Rogers
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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