“Fahrenheit 11/9” director Michael Moore will be honored at this year’s Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, it was announced Friday.
The director will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the event, which takes place Saturday, Nov. 10 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York. Bill Nye will host.
“2018 has been hailed as ‘The Year of the Documentary’ and we are extremely proud to highlight the outstanding achievements in the Feature Documentary and TV/Streaming fields and give these creative filmmakers the proper recognition they deserve,” said Broadcast Film Critics Association president Joey Berlin.
Last year, “Jane” took home the Best Documentary award, and Netflix’s “Icarus” won Best Sports Documentary. Evgeny Afineevsky and Frederick Wiseman tied for Best Director for their respective films, “Cries from Syria” and “Ex Libris: The New York Public Library.”
The awards are determined by qualified members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA). This year’s awards will also have a new sponsorship program titled the Catalyst Sponsorship. Inaugural sponsors include Focus Features, National Geographic Documentary Films, Netflix, and Curiosity Stream.
All 10 Michael Moore Documentary Features Ranked, Including 'Fahrenheit 11/9' (Photos)
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From ”Roger & Me“ to ”Bowling for Columbine“ and beyond
Between his guerrilla-style filmmaking, ironic sense of humor and explosive rhetoric, Michael Moore has come to be either a folk hero or a political pariah, depending on where you sit. And yet hailing from Flint, Mich. has made him uniquely positioned to address a wide swath of America's woes. You may not agree with any of his politics, but it's hard to call Moore's movies un-entertaining, and no one does agitprop better. This ranking of his theatrical, feature documentaries, including his latest "Fahrenheit 11/9," may prove polarizing -- just like his movies.