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PBS Programs Receive 9 Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominations

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On October 10, 2016 the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced nominees for the inaugural Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, honoring both documentary features and non-fiction television.

PBS congratulates INDEPENDENT LENS, JACKIE ROBINSON, SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC, FRONTLINE and POV on their nominations.

Winners will be announced during a gala event on November 3, 2016 at BRIC in Brooklyn, NY.

To view a full list of nominees, click here.

PBS’ Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards nominees are:

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
INDEPENDENT LENS “Tower”
(Kino Lorber/ITVS/Meredith Vieira Productions/GTS Films/Diana DiMenna Film)

BEST DIRECTION OF A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
INDEPENDENT LENS “Tower” – Keith Maitland

BEST POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY
INDEPENDENT LENS “Newtown”
(Abramorama/Mile 22/Independent Television Service)

BEST LIMITED DOCUMENTARY SERIES
JACKIE ROBINSON
(PBS/Florentine Films)

SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC
(PBS/Higher Ground/Show of Force)

BEST ONGOING DOCUMENTARY SERIES
FRONTLINE

POV

BEST SPORTS DOCUMENTARY
JACKIE ROBINSON
(PBS/Florentine Films)

MOST INNOVATIVE DOCUMENTARY
INDEPENDENT LENS “Tower”
(Kino Lorber/ITVS/Meredith Vieira Productions/GTS Films/Diana DiMenna Film)