Perceived Oscar frontrunner "Searching for Sugar Man" took top honors at the International Documentary Association Awards this evening. The portrait of long-"lost" recording artist Rodriguez also won Best Music. "How to Survive a Plague" director David France won an award for emerging talent while last year's Oscar winner for Best Documentary Short, "Saving Face," won in the shorts category. Check out a full list of winners below.

Best Feature: "Searching for Sugar Man"

Best Short: "Saving Face"

Best Limited Series: "On Death Row"

Best Continuing Series: "American Masters"

Best Cinematography: Peter Gerdehag, "Women With Cows"

Best Editing: Rodney Ascher, "Room 237"

Best Music: Sixto Rodriguez, Malik Bendjelloul, "Searching for Sugar Man"

Best Writing: Keith Patterson, "Ann Richards' Texas"

Career Achievement Award: Arnold Shapiro

Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award: David France

Pioneer Award: Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund

David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award: "La Camioneta"

ABCNews Videosource Award: "Harvest of Empire"

Humanitas Documentary Award: "Bitter Seeds"

Pare Lorentz Award: "The Island President"

Remember to keep track of the ups and downs of the 2012-2013 film awards season via The Circuit.

Kristopher Tapley has covered the film awards landscape for over a decade. He founded In Contention in 2005. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London and Variety. He begs you not to take any of this too seriously.