Wednesday, February 9, 2011

AFT Awards: Best Documentary

This is the eighteenth category of the 4th Annual AFT Film Awards to be announced. The AFT Awards are my own personal choices for the best in film of each year and the best in television of each season. The AFT Film Awards include the traditional Oscar categories and a number of additional specific honors. Nominees are pictured in alphabetical order. This is a new AFT category, added because I had the privilege of screening twenty-three documentaries from 2010.

Honorable mentions (in alphabetical order):
Casino Jack and the United States of Money, Countdown to Zero, 11/4/08, Freakonomics, Harlan: In Shadow of Jew, Highwater, Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, Rebel, The Lottery, Precious Life, Saint Misbehavin: The Wavy Gravy Movie, Severe Clear, Smash His Camera, Waiting for Amageddon, When You're Strange

The winner:
The Art of the Steal was a thoroughly-researched, delightfully entertaining chronicle of an astonishing theft.

Other nominees:
The Most Dangerous Man in America
Inside Job
Waiting for Superman
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer


Greg Boyd said...

Thanks for not including the insanely overrated "Exit Through the Gift Shop" here. I'll have to check out "The Art of the Steal". It looks interesting, even if I'm not the world's biggest documentary fan.

Movies with Abe said...

Your comment made me realize that I totally forgot to include my honorable mentions, which I've added now. I saw 19 very good docs this year, so even if you're not a doc fan, this is a good bunch. My nominees are perhaps the most engaging, but a bunch of the others are also great.