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Laura Poitras’ ‘Citizenfour’ Tops Cinema Eye Nominations

Laura Poitras' 'Citizenfour' Tops Cinema Eye Nominations

Laura Poitras’ Citizenfour has emerged as the nonfic to beat this awards season. 

The Edward Snowden documentary led the Cinema Eye Honors nominations with nods in six categories, including best picture, best director, best producer and best cinematography. (Poitras is nominated in all of these.)

A close second is Iain Forsythe and Jane Pollard’s 20,000 Days on Earth, a musical biography of Nick Cave, with five nominations, also for best picture and best director. 

Two other women-directed films received multiple nominations: Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman’s E-Team and Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koeverden’s Ne Me Quitte Pas (Don’t Forget Me). 

Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s The Education of Muhammad Hussein and Nanette Burstein’s The Price of Gold were recognized in the TV documentary category. 

Though the nonfiction field doesn’t suffer the same egregious sexism that the narrative film industry does, no women were nominated in either the best score or best graphic design and animation categories. 

The winners of the 8th annual Cinema Eye Honors will be announced on Jnuary 7, 2015 in New York City at the Museum of the Moving Image. 

Here are the female nominees:

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

“20,000 Days on Earth” – Directed by Iain Forsythe and Jane Pollard, Produced by Dan Bowen and James Wilson

“Citizenfour” – Directed by Laura Poitras, Produced by Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky

Outstanding Achievement in Direction

Laura Poitras – “Citizenfour”

Outstanding Achievement in Editing

Kate Amend – “The Case Against 8”

Mathilde Bonnefoy – “Citizenfour”

Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden – “Ne Me Quitte Pas”

Outstanding Achievement in Production

Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky – “Citizenfour”

Katy Chevigny, Ross Kauffman and Marilyn Ness – “The E-Team”

Joanna Natesegara and Orlando von Einsiedel – “Virunga”

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography

Laura Poitras, Kirsten Johnson, Katy Scoggin & Trevor Paglen – “Citizenfour”

Ross Kauffman and Rachel Beth Anderson – “The E-Team”

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Films Made for Television

“The Education of Muhammad Hussein” – Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, Produced by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

“The Price of Gold” – Directed by Nanette Burstein, Produced by Libby Geist

Audience Choice Prize

“20,000 Days on Earth” – Directed by Iain Forsythe and Jane Pollard

“Citizenfour” – Directed by Laura Poitras

“Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” – Directed by Chiemi Karasawa

Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film

“20,000 Days on Earth” – Directed by Iain Forsythe and Jane Pollard

“Approaching the Elephant” – Directed by Amanda Rose Wilder

“Return to Homs” – Directed by Talal Derki

Spotlight Award

“1971” – Directed by Johanna Hamilton

“Evaporating Borders” – Directed by Iva Radivojevic

“My Name is Salt” – Directed by Farida Pacha

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking

“Hacked Circuit” – Directed by Deborah Stratman

“Joanna” – Directed by Aneta Kopacz

“The Lion’s Mouth Opens” – Directed by Lucy Walker

Read the full list of Cinema Eye Honors nominations here.

[via TheWrap]

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