'Searching for Sugar Man' tops 2012 IDA Awards
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.