‘The Look of Silence’ and Lady Gaga Among Critics’ Choice Documentary Nominees

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Nominees for the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced this morning, and I’d like to share the results relevant to this site. I know it probably seems random to highlight these particular awards, but I participated in the voting for the nominees as a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

That’s why I should also note some of my ballot entries. The Look of Silence is the only one of my three choices for Best Documentary Feature to be nominated, the other two being Approaching the Elephant and In Jackson Heights. And in addition to nominated Best Song “Til It Happens To You” from The Hunting Ground, I also had “Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction.

The Look of Silence was also one of my picks for Best Foreign Language Film, along with another documentary, The Russian Woodpecker. And it was one of my picks for Best Picture, the only one I put into that category. Finally, I choice Amy as a nominee for Best Editing, but it didn’t make the cut.

This year, movie and TV Critics’ Choice Awards are presented together. I only am involved with the movie half. The winners, which I’ll also take part in voting on (movie only) will be announced in a telecast ceremony on January 17th.

Best Documentary Feature
Cartel Land
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
He Named Me Malala
The Look of Silence
Where to Invade Next

Best Song
“Til It Happens To You” by Lady Gaga and Diane Warren from The Hunting Ground

Best Reality Show — Competition
Face Off
MasterChef Junior
The Amazing Race
The Voice

Best Reality Show Host
Ted Allen — Chopped
Phil Keoghan — The Amazing Race
James Lipton — Inside the Actor’s Studio
Jane Lynch — Hollywood Game Night
Jeff Probst — Survivor
Gordon Ramsay — Hell’s Kitchen

Best Structured Reality Show
Antiques Roadshow
Inside the Actors Studio
Project Greenlight
Shark Tank
Undercover Boss

Best Unstructured Reality Show
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Deadliest Catch
Naked and Afraid
Pawn Stars

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Christopher Campbell is the founding editor of Nonfics.