13th Poster

(2016)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2017

Nominee
Oscar
Best Documentary Feature
Ava DuVernay
Spencer Averick
Howard Barish

Primetime Emmy Awards 2017

Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
Angus Wall
Jason Sterman
Spencer Averick
Ava DuVernay
Howard Barish
Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
Common (music & lyrics)
Robert Glasper (music)
Karriem Riggins (music)
For song "Letter to the Free"
Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming
Ava DuVernay
Spencer Averick
Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
Ava DuVernay
Netflix
Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program
Hans Charles
Kira Kelly
Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program
Spencer Averick
Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)
Jeffrey Perkins (re-recording mixer)
Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)
Tim Boggs (sound supervisor)
Alex Lee (sound editor)
Julie Pearce (music editor)
Lise Richardson (music editor)

BAFTA Awards 2017

Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Documentary
Ava DuVernay
Spencer Averick
Howard Barish

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences College Television Awards 2017

Winner
Emmy
Outstanding Motion Design
Leanne Dare (Co-Creative Director)
Angus Wall (Co-Creative Director)
Lynn Cho (Designer)
Dan Meehan (Animator)
Ekin Akalin (Animator)
Elastic

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2016

Winner
AAFCA Award
Best Documentary

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2017

Winner
AWFJ EDA Award
Best Documentary
Ava DuVernay
Winner
EDA Female Focus Award
Best Woman Director
Ava DuVernay
Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film Industry
Ava DuVernay
For 13th and raising awareness about the need for diversity and gender equality in Hollywood.

American Cinema Editors, USA 2017

Nominee
Eddie
Best Edited Documentary - Feature
Spencer Averick

Austin Film Critics Association 2016

Nominee
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Documentary

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2016

Winner
ACCA
Best Documentary Feature Film
Ava DuVernay

Black Film Critics Circle Awards 2016

Winner
BFCC Award
Best Documentary

Black Reel Awards 2017

Winner
Black Reel
Outstanding Documentary Feature
Ava DuVernay
Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Motion Picture
Howard Barish
Ava DuVernay
Spencer Averick
Outstanding Original Song
Common
Bilal
Song: "A Letter to the Free"

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2017

Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Documentary

Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards 2017

Winner
Impact Award
Ava DuVernay
Nominee
CIFCC Award
Best Documentary Film

Chlotrudis Awards 2017

Winner
Chlotrudis Award
Best Documentary

Cinema Audio Society, USA 2017

Nominee
C.A.S. Award
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Motion Pictures - Documentary
Jeffrey Perkins (re-recording mixer)

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US 2018

Nominee
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Broadcast Nonfiction Filmmaking
Ava DuVernay
Howard Barish
Ben Cotner
Adam Del Deo
Lisa Nishimura

Critics' Choice Documentary Awards 2016

Winner
Critics' Choice Documentary Award
Best Director (TV/Streaming)
Ava DuVernay
Best Documentary Feature (TV/Streaming)
Best Political Documentary
Nominee
Critics' Choice Documentary Award
Best Song in a Documentary
Common
Karriem Riggins
Robert Glasper
Song: "Letter to the Free"
Best Documentary Feature

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2016

Nominee
DFWFCA Award
Best Documentary
2nd place

Denver Film Critics Society 2017

Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Documentary Film

Detroit Film Critics Society, US 2016

Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Documentary

Empire Awards, UK 2017

Nominee
Empire Award
Best Documentary
Netflix

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2017

Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Documentary
Ava DuVernay

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) 2017

Nominee
Dorian Award
Documentary of the Year

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA) 2017

Nominee
GAFCA Award
Best Documentary Film

Gold Derby Awards 2017

Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Documentary Feature
Ava DuVernay
Spencer Averick
Howard Barish

Golden Trailer Awards 2017

Winner
Golden Trailer
Best Documentary TV Spot
Netflix
AV Squad

Hawaii Film Critics Society 2017

Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Documentary

Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) 2016

Nominee
HMMA Award
Best Original Song - Documentary
Common (music, lyrics, and performed by)
For the song "Letter to the Free".

Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2017

Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Documentary Feature

Humanitas Prize 2017

Winner
Humanitas Prize
Documentaries - Special Awards Category
Ava DuVernay
Joint winner

Image Awards 2017

Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Documentary (Film)

Indiewire Critics' Poll 2016

Nominee
ICP Award
Best Documentary
4th place.

International Documentary Association 2016

Winner
Video Source Award
Ava DuVernay
Nominee
IDA Award
Best Feature
Ava DuVernay
Spencer Averick
Howard Barish

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2017

Nominee
INOCA
Best Documentary
Ava DuVernay

Iowa Film Critics Awards 2017

Nominee
IFC Award
Best Documentary

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2016

Nominee
Sierra Award
Best Documentary

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2017

Nominee
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Documentary Feature Film
Tim Boggs (supervising sound editor)
Julie Pearce (music editor)
Lise Richardson (music editor)
Jeffrey Perkins (sound designer)
Alex Lee (sound effects editor)

MTV Movie + TV Awards 2017

Winner
MTV Movie + TV Award
Best Documentary

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2017

Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Non-Fiction Film

New York Film Critics, Online 2016

Winner
NYFCO Award
Best Documentary

North Carolina Film Critics Association 2017

Nominee
NCFCA Award
Best Documentary Film

North Texas Film Critics Association, US 2017

Nominee
NTFCA Award
Best Documentary
2nd place

Online Film & Television Association 2017

Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Documentary Picture
Ava DuVernay
Spencer Averick
Howard Barish

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2017

Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Documentary

Phoenix Critics Circle 2016

Nominee
PCC Award
Best Documentary Film

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2016

Nominee
PFCS Award
Best Documentary

San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2016

Nominee
SFFCC Award
Best Documentary

Satellite Awards 2016

Winner
Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture, Documentary

Seattle Film Critics Awards 2017

Nominee
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Picture
Best Documentary
Ava DuVernay

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2016

Nominee
VFCC Award
Best Documentary

Village Voice Film Poll 2016

Nominee
VVFP Award
Best Documentary
4th place.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2016

Winner
WAFCA Award
Best Documentary

Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2016

Winner
Courage in Filmmaking Award
Ava DuVernay
Winner
WFCC Award
Best Movie by a Woman
Ava DuVernay
Best Woman Storyteller
Ava DuVernay
Best Documentary by or About Women

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