All These Wonderful Things has announced the complete nominees for the 2008 Cinema Eye awards for non-fiction film. The group was born out of frustration with the Academy’s and other awards groups methods for choosing documentaries. Here is how it’s shaking down:
Ari Folman‚Äôs acclaimed animated film, WALTZ WITH BASHIR, received a record-setting 7 nominations, including nods for Director, Producer, Editor, Music, Animation, International Film and the top prize, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking. In addition, Ari Folman leads all nominees with four individual nominations.
Guy Maddin‚Äôs MY WINNIPEG received six total nominations, while James Marsh‚Äôs MAN ON WIRE had five. Margaret Brown‚Äôs THE ORDER OF MYTHS, which received four nominations, and Marina Zenovich‚Äôs ROMAN POLANSKI: THE ORDER OF MYTHS are also in contention for the top award.
Of the five films nominated for the top prize, only one ‚Äì MAN ON WIRE ‚Äì is on the Oscar shortlist for Best Feature Documentary.
Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog, whose ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD received four nominations, joins Margaret Brown, Ari Folman, Guy Maddin and James Marsh in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Direction. Margaret Brown becomes the first woman to be nominated for the directing prize.
Looks like Waltz with Bashir will win big.