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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2016 Nominee
Oscar
Best Documentary, Feature
What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)
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1999 Nominee
Oscar
Best Documentary, Features
The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)
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Primetime Emmy Awards

2016 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)
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Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)
2012 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Nonfiction Special
Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)
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2007 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Nonfiction Special
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007)
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1999 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Non-Fiction Special
The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)
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AFI Docs Festival

2015 Winner
Audience Award
Feature Documentary
What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2016 Nominee
EDA Award
Best Documentary Feature Film
What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Atlanta Film Festival

2003 Winner
Jury Award
Best Documentary
Girlhood (2003)
Tied with A Certain Kind of Death (2003).

BendFilm Festival

2013 Winner
Jury Prize
Best Documentary
Before the Spring: After the Fall (2013)
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Black Reel Awards

2016 Winner
Black Reel
Outstanding Documentary
What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

2016 Nominee
Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize
What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Directors Guild of America, USA

2016 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

DoubleTake Documentary Film Festival

1998 Winner
Audience Award
The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)
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Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival

2002 Winner
Prize of the City of Setúbal - Special Mention
The Execution of Wanda Jean (2002)

Florida Film Festival

1998 Winner
Grand Jury Award
Documentary, Feature-Length
The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)
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Grammy Awards

2016 Nominee
Grammy
Best Music Film
What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)
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Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

2015 Nominee
Audience Award
Best Documentary
What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)
8th Place

International Documentary Association

2015 Nominee
Video Source Award
What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)
Nominee
IDA Award
Best Feature
What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)
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2010 Nominee
IDA Award
Distinguished Short Documentary
The Fence (2010)
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2009 Nominee
Video Source Award
Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech (2009)
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Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House (2008)
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2005 Nominee
IDA Award
Feature Documentaries
Street Fight (2005)
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Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1998 Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film
The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)
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Miami Film Festival

2016 Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Knight Documentary Competition
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper (2016)
2011 Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Knight Dox Competition
Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

Nantucket Film Festival

2003 Winner
Audience Award
Best Feature
Girlhood (2003)
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1998 Winner
NYFCC Award
Best Non-Fiction Film
The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)
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Newport Beach Film Festival

2011 Winner
Achievement Award
Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking
Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

News & Documentary Emmy Awards

2006 Nominee
Emmy
Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story - Long Form
P.O.V. (1988)
Street Fight (2005)
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San Francisco International Film Festival

1998 Winner
Golden Spire
Film & Video - Sociology-U.S.
The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)
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Satellite Awards

1999 Nominee
Golden Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture, Documentary
The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)
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Sundance Film Festival

2009 Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech (2009)
2002 Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
The Execution of Wanda Jean (2002)
1998 Winner
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)
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Tied with Frat House (1998).

SXSW Film Festival

2003 Winner
Audience Award
Documentary Feature
Girlhood (2003)

Taos Talking Picture Festival

1998 Nominee
Taos Land Grant Award
The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)
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