Leon Gast Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

1997 Won
Oscar
Best Documentary, Features
When We Were Kings (1996)
Shared with:

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

2016 Won
Cinema Eye Honors Award
The Influentials
When We Were Kings (1996)
2015 Won
Cinema Eye Honors Award
The Influentials
When We Were Kings (1996)
2014 Won
Cinema Eye Honors Award
The Influentials
When We Were Kings (1996)

Directors Guild of America, USA

1997 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
When We Were Kings (1996)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

1997 Won
Truer Than Fiction Award
When We Were Kings (1996)

International Documentary Association

2013 Won
Video Source Award
The Trials of Muhammad Ali (2013)
Shared with:

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1996 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film
When We Were Kings (1996)

News & Documentary Emmy Awards

2015 Won
Emmy
Outstanding Historical Programming - Long Form
Independent Lens (1999)
The Trials of Muhammad Ali (2013)
Shared with:
For episode "The Trials of Muhammad Ali"
Nominated
Emmy
Best Documentary
Independent Lens (1999)
The Trials of Muhammad Ali (2013)
Shared with:
For episode "The Trials of Muhammad Ali"
2011 Nominated
Emmy
Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming
Smash His Camera (2010)
Shared with:

Online Film & Television Association

1997 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Documentary Picture
When We Were Kings (1996)
Shared with:

Sundance Film Festival

2010 Won
Directing Award
Documentary
Smash His Camera (2010)
Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Smash His Camera (2010)
1996 Won
Special Jury Recognition
When We Were Kings (1996)
Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
When We Were Kings (1996)

SXSW Film Festival

2014 Nominated
Audience Award
Documentary Spotlight
Manny (2014)
Shared with:

Woodstock Film Festival

2016 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award

See also

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Please see our guide to updating awards