International Documentary Association nominees announced!

Among the big news announced today was the nominees for the International Documentary Association awards, which honor the best in documentary film. Central Park Five, Queen of Versailles, The Invisible War, Searching for Sugarman and Women With Cows lead the charge in Best Documentary Feature, while Oscar winner Saving Face will once again compete for a Documentary Short award against 3 other films short-listed for Oscars last year. This is certainly a great way to see what might be the films in contention for Best Documentary Oscar. Joseph quite liked Queen of Versailles when he saw it at the LA FIlm Festival and we spoke about Searching for Sugar Man on the latest Power Hour podcast, so it will be interesting to see how those films fare against The Invisible War and Central Park Five, the latter of which has been getting raves following its festival stops. Check out the full list of nominees after the jump!

Best Documentary Feature
“Central Park Five”
“The Invisible War”
“Queen of Versailles”
“Searching for Sugar Man”
“Women With Cows”

Best Documentary Short
“God is the Bigger Elvis”
“Kings Point”
“Mondays at Racine”
“Open Heart”
“Saving Face”

Best Continuing Series
“American Masters”
“Independent Lens”

Best Limited Series
“Bomb Patrol Afghanistan”
“George Harrison: Living in the Material World”
“On Death Row”
“Slavery: A 21st Century Evil”
“The Weight of the Nation”

Student Documentary Award
“The A-Word”
“La Camioneta”
“Captive Radio”
“Meanwhile in Mamelodi”

ABC Videosource Award
“Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story”
“Central Park Five”
“The Family”
“Harvest of Empire”
“We Are Wisconsin”

Humanitas Award
“American Experience: The Amish”
“Bitter Seeds”
“Call Me Kuchu”
“Harvest of Empire”
“The Virgin, the Copts and Me”

What do you think?

Written by Terence Johnson

When he's not enduring Shade Samurai training from Victoria Grayson, you can find Terence spends his time being an avid watcher of television, Criterion film collector, Twitter addict, and awards season obsessive. Opinionated but open minded, ratchet but with class, Terence holds down the fort as the producer of the Power Hour podcast. You can follow him on Twitter at @LeNoirAuteur.


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