Joe Berlinger Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2012 Nominee
Oscar
Best Documentary, Features
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
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Primetime Emmy Awards

2012 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Nonfiction Special
Under African Skies (2012)
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Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
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Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
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2006 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Nonfiction Series
Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America (2006)
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2000 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Non-Fiction Special
Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000)
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1997 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Informational Programming
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)
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Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Informational Special
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)
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20/20 Awards

2017 Nominee
Felix
Best Documentary
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)
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Amazonas Film Festival

2009 Winner
Audience Award
Best Documentary
Crude (2009)

American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund

2016 Winner
Jury Prize
Seeing the Bigger Picture Award
Audience Choice Award
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (2016)

Arpa International Film Festival

2017 Winner
Best Documentary
Intent to Destroy (2017)

Banff Television Festival

2012 Nominee
Banff Rockie Award
Investigative & Current Affairs Programs
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
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Boston Independent Film Festival

2009 Winner
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Crude (2009)

Chicago International Film Festival

2017 Winner
53rd Chicago International TV Award
Non-Fiction Program
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (2016)
1992 Winner
Silver Hugo
Best Documentary Feature
Brother's Keeper (1992)
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1989 Nominee
Gold Hugo
Best Short Film
Outrageous Taxi Stories (1989)

Christopher Awards

2013 Winner
Christopher Award
Television & Cable
Under African Skies (2012)
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CINE Golden Eagle Film and Video Competition

2015 Nominee
Golden Eagle
NONFICTION CONTENT / FEATURE - HISTORICAL EVENTS AND BIOGRAPHIES
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014)
1989 Winner
Golden Eagle
Televised News Division - Informational/Current Issue
Outrageous Taxi Stories (1989)

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

2016 Nominee
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Filmmaking for Television
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014)
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2014 Winner
Cinema Eye Honors Award
The Influentials
Brother's Keeper (1992)
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2012 Winner
Hell Yeah Prize
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)
Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000)
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
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Cinema for Peace Awards

2018 Nominee
Cinema for Peace Award
Cinema for Peace Award for Justice
Intent to Destroy (2017)
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2012 Winner
Cinema for Peace Award
Most Valuable Documentary of the Year
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
2010 Winner
International Green Film Award
Crude (2009)

Cinéma du Réel

1992 Winner
Joris Ivens Award
Brother's Keeper (1992)
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Cleveland International Film Festival

2012 Winner
Roxanne T. Mueller Audience Choice Award
Best Film
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Dallas International Film Festival

2009 Winner
Current Energy Filmmaker Award
Crude (2009)

Directors Guild of America, USA

2012 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
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1997 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)
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1993 Winner
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary/Actuality
Brother's Keeper (1992)
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DOC LA

2017 Winner
DOC LA Award
Best Documentary
Intent to Destroy (2017)

Encounters South African International Documentary Festival

2012 Winner
Audience Award
Best International Film
Under African Skies (2012)
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Film Independent Spirit Awards

2005 Winner
Independent Spirit Award
Best Documentary
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)
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1997 Nominee
Truer Than Fiction Award
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)
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Florida Film Festival

1996 Winner
Special Jury Award
Directorial Achievement
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)
Winner
Audience Award
Best Documentary Feature
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)
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Ghent International Film Festival

2004 Winner
Audience Award for Best Documentary
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)
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Golden Apricot Festival film of Yerevan

2017 Winner
Masters
Intent to Destroy (2017)

Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival

2017 Winner
Special Prize Master

Honolulu International Festival (II)

2010 Winner
Golden Kahuna Award
Documentary - Feature-Length
Crude (2009)

Image Awards

2012 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Variety Series or Special
Oprah's Master Class (2011)

International Documentary Association

2017 Winner
Pare Lorentz Award - Honorable Mention
Intent to Destroy (2017)
2009 Nominee
IDA Award
Continuing Series
Iconoclasts (2005)
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For episodes "Desmond Tutu & Richard Branson", "Stella McCartney & Ed Ruscha", "Tony Hawk & John ... More

For episodes "Desmond Tutu & Richard Branson", "Stella McCartney & Ed Ruscha", "Tony Hawk & John Favreau", "Bill Maher & Clive Davis", "Venus Williams & Wyclef Jean", and "Cameron Diaz & Cameron Sinclair"

2004 Nominee
IDA Award
Feature Documentaries
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)
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1990 Nominee
IDA Award
Outrageous Taxi Stories (1989)

Jacksonville Film Festival

2009 Winner
Jury Award
Shining Light Award
Crude (2009)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1996 Nominee
LAFCA Award
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)
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Mexico International Film Festival

2009 Winner
Jury Award
Best Documentary Film
Crude (2009)

Miami Film Festival

2014 Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Knight Documentary Competition
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014)
2012 Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Knight Documentary Competition
Under African Skies (2012)

Nashville Film Festival

2016 Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Best Documentary Feature
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (2016)
2012 Winner
Impact of Music Award
Under African Skies (2012)
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2009 Winner
Human Spirit Award
Crude (2009)

NatFilm Festival

2004 Winner
Audience Award
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)
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National Board of Review, USA

2011 Winner
NBR Award
Best Documentary
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
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2009 Winner
NBR Award
Top Five Documentaries
Crude (2009)
1996 Winner
NBR Award
Best Documentary
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)
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1992 Winner
NBR Award
Best Documentary
Brother's Keeper (1992)
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New York Festivals

2013 Winner
Grand Award
The Arts - Television - Documentary/Information Program
Under African Skies (2012)
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Newport Beach Film Festival

2011 Winner
Achievement Award
Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking: Music
Under African Skies (2012)
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Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival

2013 Nominee
Open Eyes Jury Award
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
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Online Film & Television Association

1997 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Documentary Picture
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)
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Peabody Awards

1997 Winner
Peabody Award
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)
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Pomegranate Film Festival

2017 Winner
Audience Choice Award
Intent to Destroy (2017)
Winner
Best Documentary
Intent to Destroy (2017)

Razzie Awards

2001 Nominee
Razzie Award
Worst Director
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
Worst Screenplay
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
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San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

2017 Winner
Freedom of Expression
Intent to Destroy (2017)

Santa Cruz Film Festival

2009 Winner
Environmental Film Award
Audience Award
Crude (2009)

Silverdocs Documentary Festival

2012 Winner
Honorable Mention
Charles Guggenheim Symposium
Brother's Keeper (1992)
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)
Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000)
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)
Gray Matter (2004)
Under African Skies (2012)
Iconoclasts (2005)
Crude (2009)
Oprah's Master Class (2011)
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The Symposium celebrates the legacy of filmmaker Charles Guggenheim.

St. Louis International Film Festival

2009 Winner
Maysles Brothers Lifetime Achievement Award in Documentary

Sundance Film Festival

2009 Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Crude (2009)
1996 Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)
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1992 Winner
Audience Award
Documentary
Brother's Keeper (1992)
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Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Brother's Keeper (1992)
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SXSW Film Festival

2012 Winner
Audience Award
24 Beats Per Second
Under African Skies (2012)

Telly Awards

2018 Winner
Bronze Telly
General Documentary: Series
Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders (2017)
General Social Responsibility
Killing Richard Glossip (2017)
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Gold Telly
General Public Interest/Awareness
Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio (2017)
2017 Winner
Bronze Telly
Documentary
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (2016)
Winner
Silver Telly
Documentary: Series
Judgment Day: Prison or Parole? (2016)
TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces - Documentary
Under African Skies (2012)
2015 Winner
Silver Telly
Documentary
The System with Joe Berlinger (2014)
Winner
Bronze Telly
TV Programs/Segments
The System with Joe Berlinger (2014)
Winner
Silver Telly
TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces - Documentary
The System with Joe Berlinger (2014)
Winner
Bronze Telly
TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces - Information
The System with Joe Berlinger (2014)
2014 Winner
Silver Telly
Documentary
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014)
Editing
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014)
TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces - Documentary
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014)
Winner
Bronze Telly
Editing
Hank: 5 Years from the Brink (2013)
2013 Winner
Silver Telly
TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces - Documentary
Under African Skies (2012)
Winner
Bronze Telly
TV Programs, Segments - Sound/Sound Design
Under African Skies (2012)
2012 Winner
Bronze Telly
TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces - Documentary
Black Tide: Voices from the Gulf (2011)
Winner
Silver Telly
TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces - Documentary
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
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2011 Winner
Silver Telly
Documentary: Series
Iconoclasts (2005)
Winner
Bronze Telly
TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces - Documentary
Crude (2009)
2008 Winner
Silver Telly
TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces - Documentary
Iconoclasts (2005)
2007 Winner
Silver Telly
TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces - Documentary
Iconoclasts (2005)
TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces - Documentary
Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America (2006)
2005 Winner
Bronze Telly
TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces - Documentary
Gray Matter (2004)
1990 Winner
Bronze Telly
TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces - Documentary
Outrageous Taxi Stories (1989)

Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival

2009 Winner
WWF Award
Best Documentary Film
Crude (2009)

Video Software Dealers Association

2005 Winner
Home Entertainment Award
Best Music DVD, Non-concert Release
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)
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Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

1993 Nominee
Robert and Frances Flaherty Prize
Brother's Keeper (1992)
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