'5 Broken Cameras,' 'Detropia' pick up top prizes at Cinema Eye Honors
As I wrote last weekend when I broke down this year's Oscar race for Best Documentary Feature, I really wish I had caught up with "5 Broken Cameras" earlier in the season. It is quite simply one of the most astonishing pieces of work I've seen all year and could easily have figured on my top 10 list (where "The Queen of Versailles" was already featured -- it's been such a great year for the form).
I was happy, then, to see the news that the film took the top prize at tonight's Cinema Eye Honors. Such a bold and respectable call in a year that sees "Searching for Sugar Man" virtually dominating the scene (and likely to win the Oscar, too). I still feel good about the film's chances for a nod; after this win (not that this is an overly predictive), it's clear it has support.
Another film I'm betting on for a nod, "Detropia," picked up prizes for direction and original score, while the aforementioned "Sugar Man" picked up just one prize, for graphic design/animation (and I won't argue there). Just a great slate of winners on down the line. Cinematography -- of course "Chasing Ice" deserves that. Editing -- "How to Survive a Plague" is a feat of editing. I don't even much like "The Imposter," but it's handsomely mounted, so an achievement in production prize is fine by me.
Check out the full list of winners below. We'll see what the branch has to say tomorrow morning. And as always, keep track of the season via The Circuit.
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
"5 Broken Cameras"
Outstanding Achievement in Direction
Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, "Detropia"
Outstanding Achievement in Production
Outsdanding Achievement in Cinematography
Outstanding Achievement in Editing
"How to Survive a Plague"
Audience Choice Prize
Outstanding Achievement in Debut Feature Film
Jason Tippet, Elizabeth Mims, "Only the Young"
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score
Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design or Animation
"Searching for Sugar Man"
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking
"Good Bye Mandima (Kwa Heri Mandima)"
"The War Room"
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
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