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Cinema Eye Honors Announces Non-Fiction Nominees; ‘RBG’ and M.I.A. Get a Bump

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On October 25, the Cinema Eye Honors released their list of the best in non-fiction filmmaking. The group includes some familiar nominees, with “Free Solo,” “Minding the Gap,” “RBG,” “Shirkers” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” receiving nods again. They also added a new category for the best in Broadcast Series programming with six nominees. The Audience Choice Nominees overlapped with the “Unforgettables” list on eight occasions, including the five films listed above. The other three were “Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.,” “On Her Shoulders” and “Three Identical Strangers” each appearing twice. All of those features have received early critical support in some fashion.

Cinema Eye Honors

You can find the full list of nominees from the Cinema Eye Honors below.

2018 Cinema Eye Honors 

Audience Choice Nominees

“Bathtubs Over Broadway”
“Free Solo”
“Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.”
“Minding the Gap”
“On Her Shoulders”
“Quincy”
“RBG”
“Shirkers”
“Three Identical Strangers”
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Unforgettable Documentary Subjects

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“América”
“Caniba”
“Free Solo”
“Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle”
“Love Means Zero”
“Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.”
“Minding the Gap”
“Of Fathers and Sons”
“On Her Shoulders”
“RBG”
“Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood”
“Shirkers”
“Three Identical Strangers”
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Nonfiction Short Film “Shorts List”

“Baby Brother”
“Concussion Protocol”
“The Earth is Humming”
“My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes”
“A Night at the Garden”
“Las Nubes”
“Sister Hearts”
“Skip Day”
“Volte and Zhalanash – Empty Shore”

Heterodox Nominees

“American Animals”
“Obscuro Barocco”
“Skate Kitchen”
“The Tale”
“We the Animals”

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“Baltimore Rising”
“Believer”
“The Final Year”
“I Am Evidence”
“Nobody Speak: Trials of a Free Press”
“This is Home: A Refugee Story”

Broadcast Series Nominees

“America to Me”
“Evil Genius”
“Flint Town”
“The Fourth Estate”
“The Trade”
“Wild Wild Country”

The 12th Annual Cinema Eye Honors will be held on Jan. 10, 2019 at the Museum of the Moving Image.

Be sure to check out the Official Oscar Predictions Page to see where each documentary ranks among the contenders!

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Written by Alan French

Alan French is a movie buff, a TV lover, and a sports fanatic. His favorite TV shows are 'Parks and Recreation,' 'Rick and Morty' and 'Game of Thrones.' He's also a Spielberg fanatic. You can find him on Twitter and Medium @TheAlanFrench.

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