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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2022

Winner
Oscar
Best Documentary Feature
Questlove
Joseph Patel
Robert Fyvolent
David Dinerstein

BAFTA Awards 2022

Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Documentary
Questlove
David Dinerstein
Robert Fyvolent
Joseph Patel
Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Editing
Josh Pearson

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards 2022

Winner
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Documentary

AFI Awards, USA 2022

Winner
Special Award

SUMMER OF SOUL (...OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) takes the stage at a time when ... More

SUMMER OF SOUL (...OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) takes the stage at a time when its message matters most. Transporting audiences back to the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969, with footage previously thought lost to history, Questlove turns back time and welcomes all into the embrace of a joyful, life-affirming event. This sublime and urgently necessary documentary blends music, memory, culture, community and, ultimately, the vibrant amplification of Black voices - beamed from the past to serve as catalysts for those who look to the future today.


African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2022

Winner
AAFCA Award
Best Documentary

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2022

Winner
EDA Award
Best Documentary Feature Film
Tied with Flee (2021)

American Cinema Editors, USA 2022

Winner
Eddie
Best Edited Documentary - Feature
Josh Pearson

Austin Film Critics Association 2022

Winner
AFCA Award
Best Documentary

BET Awards 2022

Nominee
BET Award
Best Movie

BFE Cut Above Awards 2022

Winner
BFE Cut Above Award
Best Edited Single Documentary or Non-Fiction Programme
Josh Pearson

Black Film Critics Circle Awards 2021

Winner
BFCC Award
Best Documentary
Nominee
BFCC Award
Best Picture
6th place

Black Reel Awards 2022

Winner
Black Reel
Outstanding Documentary
Questlove
Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Emerging Director
Questlove

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2021

Winner
BSFC Award
Best Documentary

Boulder International Film Festival 2021

Winner
BIFF Award
Best Music Documentary
Questlove

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2021

Winner
CFCA Award
Best Documentary

Chicago Indie Critics Awards (CIC) 2022

Winner
CIC Award
Best Documentary Film
Questlove
David Dinerstein
Robert Fyvolent
Joseph Patel
Nominee
CIC Award
Best Independent Film
Questlove
David Dinerstein
Robert Fyvolent
Joseph Patel

Chlotrudis Awards 2022

Winner
Chlotrudis Award
Best Use of Music in a Film
Randall Poster
Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Documentary

Cinema Audio Society, USA 2022

Winner
C.A.S. Award
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Motion Pictures - Documentary
Emily Strong (production mixer)
Paul Hsu (re-recording mixer)
Robert Fernandez (re-recording mixer)
Paul Massey (re-recording mixer)
Jimmy Douglass (music mixer)

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize 2022

Nominee
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Questlove

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US 2022

Winner
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Editing
Josh Pearson
Nominee
Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize
Questlove
Nominee
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Direction
Questlove
Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film
Questlove
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
Questlove
Joseph Patel
Robert Fyvolent
David Dinerstein
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Emily Strong
Paul Hsu
Robert Fernandez
Paul Massey

Columbus Film Critics Association 2022

Winner
COFCA Award
Best Documentary
Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Film
5th place

Critics Association of Central Florida Awards 2022

Nominee
CACF Award
Best Documentary Film

Critics' Choice Documentary Awards 2021

Winner
Critics' Choice Documentary Award
Best Documentary Feature
Best First Documentary Feature
Questlove
Best Editing
Josh Pearson
Best Archival Documentary
Best Music Documentary
Best Director
Questlove
Tied with Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin for The Rescue (2021).

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2021

Winner
DFWFCA Award
Best Documentary

Denver Film Critics Society 2022

Winner
DFCS Award
Best Documentary Film

Detroit Film Critics Society Awards 2021

Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Documentary

Directors Guild of America, USA 2022

Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Questlove

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards 2021

Winner
DFCC
Best Documentary

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2022

Winner
Independent Spirit Award
Best Documentary
Questlove
David Dinerstein
Robert Fyvolent
Joseph Patel

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2021

Winner
FFCC Award
Best Documentary

FOCAL International Awards 2022

Winner
FOCAL Award
Best Use of Footage in a Cinematic Feature
Questlove
Lizzy McGlynn
Joseph Patel
Searchlight Pictures
Onyx
Hulu

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics 2022

Nominee
Dorian Award
Documentary of the Year

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA) 2022

Winner
GAFCA Award
Best Documentary Film

Gold Derby Awards 2022

Nominee
Gold Derby Film Award
Documentary Feature
Questlove
David Dinerstein
Robert Fyvolent
Joseph Patel

Golden Tomato Awards (Rotten Tomatoes) 2021

Winner
Golden Tomato Award
Best Documentary

Gotham Awards 2021

Nominee
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Documentary
Questlove
Joseph Patel
Robert Fyvolent
David Dinerstein

Grammy Awards 2022

Winner
Grammy
Best Music Film
Joseph Patel (video producer)
Robert Fyvolent (video producer)
David Dinerstein (video producer)
Questlove (video director)
(Various Artists)

Greater Western New York Film Critics Association Awards 2021

Winner
GWNYFCA Award
Best Documentary Film

Hawaii Film Critics Society 2022

Winner
HFCS Award
Best Documentary

Hollywood Critics Association 2022

Winner
HCA Award
Best Documentary Film

Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2022

Winner
HFCS Award
Best Documentary Feature

Image Awards (NAACP) 2022

Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture)
Questlove
Outstanding Documentary (Film)

Indiewire Critics' Poll 2021

Nominee
ICP Award
Best Documentary
Best First Feature

International Cinephile Society Awards 2022

Nominee
ICS Award
Best Documentary
Questlove

International Documentary Association 2022

Winner
IDA Award
Best Editing
Josh Pearson
Best Director
Questlove
Nominee
IDA Award
Best Feature
Questlove
Joseph Patel
Robert Fyvolent
David Dinerstein
Best Music Documentary
Questlove
Joseph Patel
Robert Fyvolent
David Dinerstein

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2022

Nominee
INOCA
Best Documentary
Questlove
David Dinerstein
Robert Fyvolent
Joseph Patel

Iowa Film Critics Awards 2022

Winner
IFC Award
Best Documentary

Jerusalem Film Festival 2021

Nominee
Chantel Akerman Award
Best Experimental Documentary
Questlove

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2022

Winner
KCFCC Award
Best Documentary

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2021

Winner
Sierra Award
Best Documentary Film
Nominee
Sierra Award
Breakout Filmmaker of the Year
Questlove

Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Film Awards 2022

Nominee
LEJA Award
Best Documentary Feature
Questlove
Joseph Patel
Robert Fyvolent
David Dinerstein

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2022

Winner
ALFS Award
Documentary of the Year

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2021

Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Editing
Josh Pearson
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film

Millennium Docs Against Gravity 2021

Nominee
"Co Jest Grane 24" Big Screen Doc Award
Questlove
Nominee
Chopin's Nose Award
Questlove

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2021

Winner
Audience Choice Award
Special Presentations
Questlove

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2022

Nominee
Golden Reel Award
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Feature Documentary
Josh Pearson (supervising sound editor)
Jimmy Douglass (supervising music editor)

Music City Film Critics' Association Awards 2022

Nominee
MCFCA Award
Best Music Film
Best Documentary Film

National Board of Review, USA 2021

Winner
NBR Award
Best Documentary

New Mexico Film Critics 2021

Winner
NMFC Award
Best Documentary

North Carolina Film Critics Association 2022

Winner
NCFCA Award
Best Documentary Film

North Dakota Film Society 2022

Nominee
NDFS Award
Best Documentary Feature
Questlove

North Texas Film Critics Association, US 2021

Winner
NTFCA Award
Best Documentary

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2022

Winner
OFCC Award
Best Documentary
Nominee
OFCC Award
Best Film
5th place

Online Association of Female Film Critics 2021

Nominee
OAFFC Award
Best Documentary

Online Film & Television Association 2022

Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Documentary
2nd place

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2022

Winner
OFCS Award
Best Documentary

Peabody Awards 2022

Winner
Peabody Award
Arts

PGA Awards 2022

Winner
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures
Joseph Patel
David Dinerstein
Robert Fyvolent

Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards 2021

Winner
PFCC Award
Best Documentary Film
Nominee
PFCC Award
Best Soundtrack/Score
Randall Poster

Phoenix Critics Circle 2021

Winner
PCC Award
Best Documentary Film

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2021

Winner
PFCS Award
Best Documentary

Portland Critics Association Awards 2021

Winner
PCA Award
Best Documentary Feature

Provincetown International Film Festival 2021

Winner
John Schlesinger Award
Documentary
Questlove

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2022

Winner
SDFCS Award
Best Documentary
Nominee
SDFCS Award
Best Editing
Josh Pearson

San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle 2022

Winner
SFBAFCC Award
Best Documentary

Satellite Awards 2022

Winner
Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture, Documentary

Seattle Film Critics Society 2022

Winner
SFCS Award
Best Documentary Feature
Questlove

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2021

Winner
SEFCA Award
Best Documentary
Nominee
SEFCA Award
Best Picture
10th place

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2021

Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Documentary Film

Sundance Film Festival 2021

Winner
Audience Award
Documentary
Questlove
Winner
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Questlove

São Paulo International Film Festival 2021

Winner
Audience Award
Best Foreign Documentary
Questlove

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2022

Winner
Allan King Documentary Award

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2022

Nominee
VFCC Award
Best Documentary

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2021

Winner
WAFCA Award
Best Documentary

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