On Tuesday, Cinema Eye Honors held its first annual lunchtime ceremony to present its Filmmaker-sponsored Heterodox Award, honoring a fiction film that imaginatively incorporates nonfiction strategies, to Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and its Legacy Award to Jennie Livingston’s Paris is Burning. Scott Macaulay was there: “Of the divide between documentary and fiction, Linklater, who was on hand to accept the award, said, ‘I don’t even call it “a blurry line”… I’ve never really drawn a particular line between documentary and fiction.'”
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION FEATURE FILMMAKING
Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s 20,000 Days on Earth.
Jesse Moss’s The Overnighters.
Orlando von Einsiedel’s Virunga.
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION
Steve James for Life Itself.
Jesse Moss for The Overnighters.
Laura Poitras for Citizenfour.
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING
Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden for Ne Me Quitte Pas.
Mathilde Bonnefoy for Citizenfour.
Robert Greene for Actress.
Steve James and David E. Simpson for Life Itself.
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
Ben Cotner and Ryan White for The Case Against 8.
Joanna Natesegara and Orlando von Einsiedel for Virunga.
Orwa Nyrabia and Hans Robert Eisenhauer for Return to Homs.
Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky for Citizenfour.
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
– Tie! –
Franklin Dow and Orlando von Einsiedel for Virunga.
Ross Kauffman and Rachel Beth Anderson for E-Team.
Laura Poitras, Kirsten Johnson, Katy Scoggin and Trevor Paglen for Citizenfour.
Niels van Koevorden for Ne Me Quitte Pas.
Erik Wilson for 20,000 Days on Earth.
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN A DEBUT FEATURE FILM
Talal Derki for Return to Homs.
Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard for 20,000 Days on Earth.
John Maloof and Charlie Siskel for Finding Vivian Maier.
Darius Clark Monroe for Evolution of a Criminal.
Amanda Rose Wilder for Approaching the Elephant.
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE
Joshua Abrams for Life Itself.
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis for 20,000 Days on Earth.
Edwyn Collins for The Possibilities Are Endless.
David Perlick-Molinari for Mateo.
David Wingo for The Great Invisible.
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN GRAPHIC DESIGN OR ANIMATION
– Tie! –
Steven Do, The Unknown Known.
Syd Garon, Jodorowsky’s Dune.
Philippe Gariepy and Benoit St. Jean, Red Army.
Kyle McKeveny and Matt St. Leger, Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart.
MK12 (nominees to be determined), Particle Fever.
Gaston Duprat and Mariano Cohn’s Living Stars.
Johanna Hamilton’s 1971.
Farida Pacha’s My Name is Salt.
Iva Radivojevic’s Evaporating Borders.
Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom’s An Honest Liar.
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION SHORT FILMMAKING
Brian Bolster’s One Year Lease.
Aneta Kopacz’s Joanna.
Peter Middleton and James Spinney’s Notes on Blindness.
Deborah Stratman’s Hacked Circuit.
Lucy Walker’s The Lion’s Mouth Opens.
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION FILMS MADE FOR TELEVISION
Nanette Burstein’s The Price of Gold.
Daniel Gordon‘s Hillsborough.
James Lapine’s Six by Sondheim.
Bob Smeaton’s American Masters: Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train a Comin’.
AUDIENCE CHOICE PRIZE
– Yet to be announced –
Tom Berninger’s Mistaken for Strangers.
Ben Cotner and Ryan White’s The Case Against 8.
Iain Forsythe and Jane Pollard’s 20,000 Days on Earth.
Alan Hicks’s Keep On Keepin’ On.
Steve James’s Life Itself.
Chiemi Karasawa’s Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me.
Mark Levinson’s Particle Fever.
John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s Finding Vivian Meier.
Frank Pavich’s Jodorowsky’s Dune.
Laura Poitras’s Citizenfour.
See, too, the Cinema Eye Honors lists of “The Unforgettables, this year’s most notable and significant nonfiction film subjects,” and “The Influentials, the films that most inspired this year’s class of filmmakers eligible for the 2015 awards.”