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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2008 Winner
Oscar
Best Documentary, Features
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
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2006 Nominee
Oscar
Best Documentary, Features
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
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Primetime Emmy Awards

2015 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)
Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming
Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)
Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)
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Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (2015)
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2013 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)
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Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)
Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)
2004 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Nonfiction Series
The Soul of a Man (2003)
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BAFTA Awards

2014 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Documentary
The Armstrong Lie (2013)
Best Documentary
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2016 Nominee
AWFJ EDA Award
Best Documentary
Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2015 Nominee
ACCA
Best Documentary Feature Film
Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Berlin International Film Festival

2016 Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear
Zero Days (2016)
Nominee
Amnesty International Film Prize
Zero Days (2016)

Black Reel Awards

2015 Winner
Black Reel
Outstanding Television Documentary or Special
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014)
2005 Winner
Black Reel
Best Film, Musical or Comedy
Lightning in a Bottle (2004)
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Chicago International Film Festival

2012 Nominee
Gold Hugo
Best Documentary
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)
2007 Winner
Gold Hugo
Best Documentary
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

2017 Nominee
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Production
Zero Days (2016)
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2016 Nominee
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Filmmaking for Television
Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)
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Nominee
Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize
Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)
Nominee
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Production
Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)
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2014 Nominee
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Filmmaking for Television
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)
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2009 Nominee
Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)
2008 Winner
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Direction
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

CPH:DOX

2013 Nominee
Politiken's Audience Award
The Armstrong Lie (2013)
Nominee
F:ACT Award
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)

Deauville Film Festival

2005 Winner
Canal+ Award
Best Documentary
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

Directors Guild of America, USA

2016 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)
2011 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)
2008 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2006 Winner
Independent Spirit Award
Best Documentary
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

FOCAL International Awards

2014 Winner
FOCAL Award
Best Use of Footage in a Current Affairs Production
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)
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Gold Derby Awards

2016 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Documentary Feature
Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)
2014 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Documentary Feature
The Armstrong Lie (2013)

Gotham Awards

2007 Nominee
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Documentary
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
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2005 Nominee
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Documentary
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
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Grammy Awards

2016 Nominee
Grammy
Best Music Film
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014)
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2005 Nominee
Grammy
Best Long Form Music Video
The Blues (2003)
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Hong Kong International Film Festival

2013 Nominee
Golden Firebird Award
Documentary
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)

Humanitas Prize

2013 Nominee
Humanitas Prize
Documentaries - Special Awards Category
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)

International Documentary Association

2016 Nominee
IDA Award
Best Limited Series
Cooked (2016)
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2013 Winner
Career Achievement Award
Nominee
Video Source Award
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)
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2005 Nominee
IDA Award
Feature Documentaries
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
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Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

2008 Nominee
Best World Documentary
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

London Film Festival

2013 Nominee
Grierson Award
The Armstrong Lie (2013)
2012 Winner
Grierson Award
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)

Mea Maxima Culpa was the unanimous choice of the judges. It was a life-changing film that was made ... More

Mea Maxima Culpa was the unanimous choice of the judges. It was a life-changing film that was made with real integrity. The use of deaf men for interviews finally telling their story was both very distinctive and respectful. The journalism showed an extraordinary paper trail of events leading right to the Vatican in an incredibly compelling manner. It deeply affected the judges who said 'it sat in the gut.'


Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2005 Nominee
LAFCA Award
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

Miami Film Festival

2011 Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Knight Dox Competition
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place (2011)
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Moscow International Film Festival

2014 Nominee
Silver St. George
Best Film of the Documentary Competition
The Armstrong Lie (2013)

News & Documentary Emmy Awards

2011 Nominee
Emmy
Outstanding Investigative Journalism - Long Form
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)
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Best Documentary
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)
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2009 Winner
Emmy
Best Documentary
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
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Nominee
Emmy
Outstanding Investigative Journalism - Long Form
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
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Ojai Film Festival

2007 Winner
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
Winner
Jury Award
Documentary
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

Online Film & Television Association

2016 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Documentary Picture
Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)
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2014 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Documentary Picture
The Armstrong Lie (2013)
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Best Documentary Picture
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)
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2006 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Documentary Picture
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

PGA Awards

2014 Winner
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)
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2011 Nominee
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)
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Port Hueneme International Film Festival

2013 Winner
Feature Award
Best Picture
The Armstrong Lie (2013)

Satellite Awards

2010 Winner
Auteur Award

Seattle Film Critics Awards

2016 Nominee
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Documentary
Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Sundance Film Festival

2010 Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010)
2008 Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)
2005 Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

The Television Academy Honors

2014 Winner
Television Academy Honors
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)
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Tribeca Film Festival

2007 Winner
Jury Award
Best Documentary Feature
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

Warsaw International Film Festival

2010 Nominee
Best Documentary
Freakonomics (2010)
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Writers Guild of America, USA

2018 Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Documentary Screenplay
No Stone Unturned (2017)
2017 Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Documentary Screenplay
Zero Days (2016)
2016 Winner
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Documentary Screenplay
Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)
2014 Winner
Paul Selvin Honorary Award
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)
Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Documentary Screenplay
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)
2013 Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Documentary Screenplay
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)
2009 Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Documentary Screenplay
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)
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2008 Winner
Documentary Screenplay Award
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
2006 Winner
Documentary Screenplay Award
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

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