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Oscar-Nominated Doc ‘The Look of Silence’ Leads Cinema Eye Honors

Oscar-Nominated Doc 'The Look of Silence' Leads Cinema Eye Honors

The prizes for Oppenheimer and producer

Signe Byrge Sørensen made Cinema Eye history: they are the first filmmakers to win Outstanding Feature or Outstanding production twice, for “The Act of Killing” (2014) and now “The Look of Silence.” Sørensen also tied Laura Poitras (“Citizenfour”) for the most Cinema Eye wins ever, with four.

READ MORE: “Oscar Nominations 2016 (FULL LIST)”

Otherwise, Cinema Eye spread the wealth among numerous highlights from the year in nonfiction filmmaking, including Oscar nominees “Amy”—which took home Best Editing, for “Exit Through the Gift Shop” and “Senna” editor Chris King’s record-breaking third win in the category—and “Cartel Land,” which shared Best Cinematography with Audience Award-winner “Meru.” Laurie Anderson’s “Heart of a Dog,” Crystal Moselle’s “The Wolfpack,” and Jafar Panahi’s “Taxi” each received one award apiece.

Read the full list of winners below: 

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

The Look of Silence

Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer

Produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen

Outstanding Achievement in Direction

Joshua Oppenheimer

The Look of Silence

Outstanding Achievement in Editing

Chris King


Outstanding Achievement in Production

Signe Byrge Sørensen

The Look of Silence

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography (tie)

Matthew Heineman and Matt Porwoll

Cartel Land

Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk


Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score

Laurie Anderson

Heart of a Dog

Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design or Animation

Stefan Nadelman and Hisko Hulsing

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film

The Wolfpack

Directed by Crystal Moselle

Audience Choice Prize


Directed by Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Films Made for

Private Violence

Directed and Produced by Cynthia Hill

For HBO Documentary Films: Senior Producer Nancy Abraham,
Executive Producer Sheila Nevins

Spotlight Award

Toto and His Sisters

Directed by Alexandre Nanau

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking

Buffalo Juggalos

Directed by Scott Cummings

Hotel 22

Directed by Elizabeth Lo

Heterodox Award


Directed by Jafar Panahi

Legacy Award

American Movie

Directed by Chris Smith

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