Barbara Kopple Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

1991 Won
Oscar
Best Documentary, Features
American Dream (1990)
Shared with:
1977 Won
Oscar
Best Documentary, Features
Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2014 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
Running from Crazy (2013)
Shared with:
1995 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Informational Series
A Century of Women (1994)
Shared with:
1993 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson (1993)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2006 Nominated
EDA Female Focus Award
Hanging in There Award for Persistence
Shut Up & Sing (2006)
Shared with:
Nominated
EDA Award
Best Documentary by or About Women
Shut Up & Sing (2006)
Shared with:

American Film Institute, USA

1994 Won
Maya Deren Independent Film and Video Artists Award

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival

2015 Nominated
Audience Award
IDFA Audience Award
Miss Sharon Jones! (2015)
15th Place

Ashland Independent Film Festival

2014 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award

Aspen Filmfest

2006 Won
Audience Award
Audience Favorite Documentary
Shut Up & Sing (2006)
Shared with:

Berkeley Video & Film Festival

2011 Won
Grand Festival Award
Documentary
Bagels, Borscht, and Brotherhood - Allen Ginsberg (2011)
Shared with:

Black Reel Awards

2017 Nominated
Black Reel
Outstanding Documentary Feature
Miss Sharon Jones! (2015)

Chicago International Film Festival

2006 Won
Special Jury Prize
DocuFest Competition
Shut Up & Sing (2006)
Shared with:

CINE Competition

2005 Won
CINE Golden Eagle
Documentary
Bearing Witness (2005)
1994 Won
CINE Golden Eagle
Documentary
A Century of Women (1994)
For 'Work & Family'
1990 Won
CINE Golden Eagle
Documentary
American Dream (1990)

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

2017 Nominated
Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize
Miss Sharon Jones! (2015)
2016 Won
Cinema Eye Honors Award
The Influentials
Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)
2015 Won
Cinema Eye Honors Award
The Influentials
Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)
2014 Won
Cinema Eye Legacy Award
Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)
Won
Cinema Eye Honors Award
The Influentials
Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)

Denver International Film Festival

1999 Won
John Cassavetes Award

Directors Guild of America, USA

1998 Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)
Shared with:
For episode "The Documentary".
1994 Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary/Actuality
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson (1993)
1992 Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary/Actuality
American Dream (1990)

DoubleTake Documentary Film Festival

2001 Won
Career Award

Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

1998 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award

International Documentary Association

2010 Won
Career Achievement Award
1991 Won
IDA Award
American Dream (1990)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1991 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film
American Dream (1990)
1977 Won
Special Award
Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)

New York Women in Film & Television

1999 Won
Muse Award

News & Documentary Emmy Awards

2010 Nominated
Emmy
Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming
Woodstock: Now & Then (2009)
Shared with:

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2016 Nominated
Audience Award
Best Documentary Feature
Miss Sharon Jones! (2015)
USA

Philadelphia Film Festival

2001 Won
Jury Award
Best Documentary
My Generation (2000)
Shared with:
Tied with Startup.com (2001).

River Bend Film Festival, US

2017 Won
Blue Fish
Best Documentary
Miss Sharon Jones! (2015)
Shared with:

Sarasota Film Festival

2016 Won
Audience Award
Best Documentary
Miss Sharon Jones! (2015)

Sundance Film Festival

1998 Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Wild Man Blues (1997)
1991 Won
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
American Dream (1990)
Tied with Paris Is Burning (1990).
Won
Filmmakers Trophy
Documentary
American Dream (1990)
Won
Audience Award
Documentary
American Dream (1990)

SXSW Film Festival

2016 Nominated
SXSW Gamechanger Award
Miss Sharon Jones! (2015)

Traverse City Film Festival

2014 Won
Mid-Live Achievement Award

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2006 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award
Won
Courage in Filmmaking Award
Shut Up & Sing (2006)
Shared with:

Women in Film Crystal Awards

1993 Won
Dorothy Arzner Directors Award

Woodstock Film Festival

2006 Won
Audience Award
Best Documentary Feature
Shut Up & Sing (2006)
Shared with:
Tied with Beyond Conviction (2006).

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

1991 Won
Runner-up Prize
American Dream (1990)
Nominated
Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize
American Dream (1990)

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