Steve James Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

1995 Nominated
Oscar
Best Film Editing
Hoop Dreams (1994)
Shared with:

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2015 Nominated
EDA Award
Best Documentary Feature Film
Life Itself (2014)
2012 Nominated
EDA Award
Best Documentary Feature Film
The Interrupters (2011)

American Cinema Editors, USA

1995 Won
Eddie
Best Edited Documentary
Hoop Dreams (1994)
Shared with:

Amiens International Film Festival

1994 Won
Golden Unicorn
Best Documentary
Hoop Dreams (1994)
Shared with:

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival

2002 Won
Joris Ivens Award
Stevie (2002)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2014 Won
ACCA
Best Documentary Feature
Life Itself (2014)
1994 Won
Honorable Mentions (The Next Ten Best Picture Contenders)
Honorable Mentions
Hoop Dreams (1994)

Black Reel Awards

2012 Nominated
Black Reel
Best Documentary
The Interrupters (2011)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

1995 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Director
Hoop Dreams (1994)

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

2018 Nominated
Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)
2016 Won
Cinema Eye Honors Award
The Influentials
Hoop Dreams (1994)
The Influentials
Stevie (2002)
2015 Nominated
Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize
Life Itself (2014)
Nominated
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
Life Itself (2014)
Shared with:
Outstanding Achievement in Direction
Life Itself (2014)
Outstanding Achievement in Editing
Life Itself (2014)
Shared with:
2014 Won
Cinema Eye Honors Award
The Influentials
Hoop Dreams (1994)
2012 Won
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
The Interrupters (2011)
Shared with:
Outstanding Achievement in Direction
The Interrupters (2011)
Nominated
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Production
The Interrupters (2011)
Shared with:
Nominated
Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize
The Interrupters (2011)

Cleveland International Film Festival

2017 Nominated
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Award
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)

Daytime Emmy Awards

1993 Nominated
Daytime Emmy
Outstanding Children's Special
Higher Goals (1993)
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Directors Guild of America, USA

2012 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
The Interrupters (2011)
2009 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
At the Death House Door (2008)
Shared with:
1995 Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Hoop Dreams (1994)

Film Club's The Lost Weekend

2014 Won
Lost Weekend Award
Best Film
Life Itself (2014)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2012 Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Documentary
The Interrupters (2011)
Shared with:
2003 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Documentary
Stevie (2002)
1995 Won
Special Distinction Award
Hoop Dreams (1994)
Shared with:

Gold Derby Awards

2015 Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Documentary Feature
Life Itself (2014)

Gotham Awards

2014 Nominated
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Documentary
Life Itself (2014)
Shared with:
Nominated
Audience Award
Life Itself (2014)
Shared with:
2011 Nominated
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Documentary
The Interrupters (2011)
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Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

2011 Nominated
Best International Documentary
Best Documentary
The Interrupters (2011)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2014 Nominated
ICP Award
Best Documentary
Life Itself (2014)
2nd place.

International Documentary Association

2017 Won
IDA Award
Best Short
Edith+Eddie (2017)
Shared with:
2015 Nominated
IDA Award
Best Limited Series
Hard Earned (2015)
Shared with:
2004 Won
IDA Award
Limited Series
Independent Lens (1999)
Shared with:
For episode "The New Americans".
1994 Won
IDA Award
Feature Documentaries
Hoop Dreams (1994)
Shared with:

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2015 Nominated
INOCA
Best Documentary
Life Itself (2014)
2nd place.

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2014 Nominated
LAFCA Award
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film
Life Itself (2014)
1994 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film
Hoop Dreams (1994)
Shared with:

Miami Film Festival

2011 Won
Grand Jury Prize
Knight Dox Competition
The Interrupters (2011)

MTV Movie + TV Awards

1995 Won
MTV Movie Award
Best New Filmmaker
Hoop Dreams (1994)

News & Documentary Emmy Awards

2016 Won
Emmy
Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form
Life Itself (2014)
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Nominated
Emmy
Best Documentary
Life Itself (2014)
Shared with:
2013 Won
Emmy
Outstanding Informational Programming - Long Form
Frontline (1983)
The Interrupters (2011)
Shared with:
For episode "The Interrupters"
Nominated
Emmy
Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form
Frontline (1983)
The Interrupters (2011)
Shared with:
For episode "The Interrupters"

North Texas Film Critics Association, US

2015 Won
NTFCA Award
Best Documentary
Life Itself (2014)

PGA Awards

2015 Won
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
Life Itself (2014)
Shared with:

Philadelphia Film Festival

2016 Nominated
Jury Award
Best Documentary Feature
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)
2003 Won
Jury Award
Best Documentary
Stevie (2002)

Portland International Film Festival

2017 Nominated
Audience Award
Best Documentary
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)
3rd Place

Sarasota Film Festival

2017 Won
Audience Award
Best Documentary
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)

Seattle Film Critics Awards

2015 Won
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Documentary
Life Itself (2014)

Sheffield International Documentary Festival

2014 Nominated
Special Jury Award
Life Itself (2014)
2011 Won
Special Jury Award
The Interrupters (2011)

Sichuan TV Festival

2015 Nominated
Gold Panda
Best Documentary, Feature
Life Itself (2014)

Sundance Film Festival

2003 Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Stevie (2002)
1994 Won
Audience Award
Documentary
Hoop Dreams (1994)
Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Hoop Dreams (1994)

SXSW Film Festival

2010 Nominated
Audience Award
Spotlight Premiere
30 for 30 (2009)
Episode: "No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson"

Toronto International Film Festival

2016 Nominated
People's Choice Award
Documentary
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)

Traverse City Film Festival

2014 Won
Founders Prize
Special Award
Life Itself (2014)

Tribeca Film Festival

2014 Nominated
Jury Award
Best Documentary Short
A Place Called Pluto (2014)

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

2003 Won
Mayor's Prize
Stevie (2002)

In this film the jury found the most touching female characters of the festival, in particular ... More

In this film the jury found the most touching female characters of the festival, in particular Stevie's fiancee, who eventually is perhaps the true main character of the film. Despite the title, we believe that Stevie's character is not a unique case, but rather a symptom of the crises and failures in modern American society. The film shows the serious disfunctions of the suburban white poor middle class through a family crisis involving immature adults. The jury appreciated the way in which the filmmaker is directly and personally implicated in the story he is telling, and the fact that we see his doubts and hesitations on the screen.

Nominated
Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize
Stevie (2002)
1995 Nominated
Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize
Hoop Dreams (1994)

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