It was an unforgettable night for Michael J. Fox and his Apple TV+ documentary. Directed by Davis Guggenheim, the documentary depicts Fox’s life and his battle with Parkinson’s Disease. The film managed to take home every award it was nominated for at the 8th Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards.
In a remarkable achievement, the documentary, titled “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie,” won in all five categories it was nominated for. The film triumphed in the categories of Best Documentary Feature, Best Director (Davis Guggenheim), Editing (Michael Harte), Narration (performed by Fox himself), and Best Biographical Documentary.
The Critics Choice Documentary Awards, held at the prestigious Edison Hotel in New York City, is an event that commends the most outstanding achievements in documentaries released in theaters, on television, and on major digital platforms. The winners are determined through the voting of qualified CCA members.
Recognition for Other Outstanding Documentaries
While Michael J. Fox’s film stole the show, other documentaries also had their moment of glory. “20 Days in Mariupol,” directed by Mstyslav Chernov, won the award for Best First Documentary. It was an impressive debut by Chernov, who showcased his talents as a director.
Netflix’s documentaries also claimed victories at the awards ceremony. “American Symphony” and “The Deepest Breath” each took home two awards. “American Symphony,” which explores the life of Jon Batiste, won the Best Music Documentary award, as well as the award for Batiste’s exceptional score. “The Deepest Breath” clinched the titles of Best Sports Documentary and Best Cinematography.
HBO also had a significant win, with its documentary “Being Mary Tyler Moore” being named the Best Archival Documentary. This recognition highlights the film’s ability to captivate audiences by providing an insightful look into the life of the iconic actress.
The Complete List of Winners
Here is a rundown of all the winners at the 8th Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards:
– Best Documentary Feature: “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie”
– Best Director: Davis Guggenheim for “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie”
– Best First Documentary Feature: Mstyslav Chernov for “20 Days in Mariupol”
– Best Cinematography: Tim Cragg for “The Deepest Breath”
– Best Editing: Michael Harte for “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie”
– Best Score: Jon Batiste for “American Symphony”
– Best Narration: “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie” (Written and Performed by Michael J. Fox)
– Best Archival Documentary: “Being Mary Tyler Moore”
– Best Historical Documentary: “JFK: One Day in America”
– Best Biographical Documentary: “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie”
The 8th Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards will go down in history as a momentous occasion for Michael J. Fox and his documentary, as they emerged as the night’s biggest winners. The event also showcased exceptional documentary filmmaking from various talented directors, further solidifying the genre’s importance in the world of cinema.