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Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards: ‘O.J.: Made in America’ and ’13th’ Win Big

Penn Jillette hosted the ceremony, which took place at BRIC in Brooklyn.




Ezra Edelman’s “OJ: Made in America” was the big winner at the inaugural Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, taking home both Best Documentary and Best Director in the Theatrical Feature category. Ava DuVernay’s Netflix doc “13th” followed closely behind, picking up the same prizes in the TV/Streaming field. Penn Jillette hosted the ceremony, which honored films chosen by the Broadcast Film Critics’ Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA). Full list of winners below.

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Best Documentary (Theatrical Feature): “O.J.: Made in America”

Best Director (Theatrical Feature): Ezra Edelman, “O.J.: Made in America”

Best Documentary (TV/Streaming): “13th”

Best Director (TV/Streaming): Ava DuVernay, “13th”

Best First Documentary (Theatrical Feature): Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, “Weiner”

Best First Documentary (TV/Streaming):  (TIE) Jacob Bernstein and Nick Hooker, “Everything Is Copy — Nora Ephron: Scripted and Unscripted” and Deborah Esquenazi, “Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four”

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Best Political Documentary: “13th”

Best Sports Documentary: “O.J.: Made in America”

Best Music Documentary: “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years”

Best Song in a Documentary: “I’m Still Here” from “Miss Sharon Jones”

Best Limited Documentary Series: “O.J.: Made in America”

Best Ongoing Documentary Series: “30 for 30”

Most Innovative Documentary: “Tower”

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