‘The Act of Killing,’ ‘Cutie and the Boxer’ Lead 2013 Cinema Eye Honors Nominations

2013 Cinema Eye Honors Nominations - Cutie and the Boxer

Zachary Heinzerling’s Cutie and the Boxer

The Cinema Eye Honors, one of the most well-known celebrations of non-fiction filmmaking, have announced their 7th Annual Honor Nominations this week. Leading the list is Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing and Zachary Heinzerling’s Cutie and the Boxer, which earned 5 nominations each, followed by Martha Shane and Lana Wilson’s After Tiller, which earned 4. There were 40 feature documentaries nominated in total along with 6 shorts.

The Cinema Eye Honors added a new category this year which recognizes documentaries made for television. With television programming being taken more serious with each subsequent year it seems that this blending of film and television awards will only continue. This particular award seems a bit confusing, however, because many documentaries are not specifically made for television, but end up getting their biggest mainstream attention when they make their television debut. Past examples of this would include Dear Zachary, which was launched to prominence when it played on MSNBC, or numerous HBO documentaries.

Check out the complete list of Cinema Eye Honors nominations below (thanks to In Contention) and be sure to share your thoughts in the comments!

2014 Cinema Eye Honors Nominations

2013 Cinema Eye Honors Nominations - The Act of Killing

Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing

Best Documentary Feature

“The Act of Killing”
“After Tiller”
“Cutie and the Boxer”
“Leviathan”
“Stories We Tell”

Best Director

Joshua Oppenheimer, “The Act of Killing”
Martha Shane and Lana Wilson, “After Tiller”
Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, “Leviathan”
Tinatin Gurchiani, “The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear”
Sarah Polley, “Stories We Tell”

Best Editing

Janus Billeskov Jansen, “The Act of Killing”
Alain Berliner, “First Cousin Once Removed”
Nels Bangerter, “Let the Fire Burn”
Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, “Leviathan”
Francisco Bello, “Our Nixon”

Best Achievement in Production 

Signe Byrge Sørensen, “The Act of Killing”
Martha Shane and Lana Wilson, “After Tiller”
Anthony Arnove, Brenda Coughlin and Jeremy Scahill, “Dirty Wars”
Michael Haslund-Christensen, “Expedition to the End of the World”
Karim Amer, “The Square”

Best Cinematography

Zachary Heinzerling, “Cutie and the Boxer”
Richard Rowley, “Dirty Wars”
Janice D’avila, Will Etchebehere and Miguel Vassy, “Elena”
Martin Much, “Expedition to the End of the World”
Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, “Leviathan”
Lotfy Nathan, “12 O’Clock Boys”

Best Made-for-Television Documentary

“The Crash Reel”
“Gideon’s Army”
“Homegoings”
“Inventing David Geffen”
“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God”
“Which Way Is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington”

Audience Choice Award

“The Act of Killing”
“Blackfish”
“The Crash Reel”
“Cutie and the Boxer”
“Muscle Shoals”
“Rafea: Solar Mama”
“Sound City”
“The Square”
“Stories We Tell”
“20 Feet From Stardom”

Best Debut Feature

Martha Shane and Lana Wilson, “After Tiller”
Zachary Heinzerling, “Cutie and the Boxer”
Jason Osder, “Let the Fire Burn”
Tinatin Gurchiani, “The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear”
Ilian Metev, “Sofia’s Last Ambulance”
Lotfy Nathan, “12 O’Clock Boys”

Best Original Score

Sam Retzer and Tim Boland, “A Band Called Death”
Jeff Beale, “Blackfish”
Yasuaki Shimizu, “Cutie and the Boxer”
Mads Heldtberg, “Expedition to the End of the World”
Jeremy Turner, “Narco Cultura”
Bradford Cox, “Teenage Score”

Best Achievement in Graphic Design or Animation

Art Jail, “Cutie and the Boxer”
Rick Cikowski and Brandon Dumlao, “Far Out Isn’t Far Enough”
Brandon Blommaert and Fred Casia, “The Fruit Hunters”
Brian Oakes, “Inequality for All”
Margot Tsakiri-Scanatovits and Daniel Chester, “Maidentrip”
Maryanne Butler and Marc Smith, “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks”

Spotlight Award

“Bending Steel”
“Fuck for Forest”
“Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction”
“The Last Station”
“The Search for Emak Bakia”
“Valentine Road”

Best Documentary Short

“Da Vinci”
“Death of a Prisoner”
“Outlawed in Pakistan”
“Reindeer Director”
“SLOMO”
“A Story for the Modlins”

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